Welcome to my crafty blog and a new theme over at The Alphabet Challenge. We’re now up to ‘i’ in our alphabet and Dawn has chosen ‘insects’ for us. I decided to go with butterflies (after checking on the Zoological Society of London’s website that they really are insects – which they are!) Amazingly, there are over 160,000 species of butterfly in the world and I discovered that, unlike my three here, every scale on a butterfly’s wing is a single colour – I’ll have to remember that for next time!
Back to my card… I started by trimming a piece of white card to fit an A6 card blank and then embossed it along the lower edge using Stampin’ Up!’s ‘meadow moments’ mini folder. I then stamped the sentiment from the ‘art gallery’ set in ‘watering can’ Archival ink.
I then stamped three small butterflies from the SU ‘butterfly gala’ set in ‘salvaged patina’ Distress Oxide and punched them out before gluing them onto the card front.
A nice and simple card, but I really like the effect of the little turquoise butterflies against the white background. Do come and join us at The Alphabet Challenge – we’d love to see which insects you choose to add to your cards. In the meantime, I’m going to share this card over at AAA cards as well, as I incorporated their theme into my design.