Thursday, May 17, 2012


Hello Cardies!  Over at The Crafter's Cafe, we are still celebrating Butterflies and Handmade Flowers!  We are using stamps from either The Stamping Boutique or Unity Stamp Company. On this card, to create my butterflies, I used EK "Chinese Knot Chain" for my bottom border.  I then used an old metal stencil to emboss a butterfly beneath the Unity Stamp Company "Friendship" sentiment.  To color the embossed butterfly, I used chalk and just kept layering the colors (found in my hand made flower) until I had the hue and tone that I wanted!  The handmade flower was made from a piece of brown sandwich bag.  The colors were achieved by adding glimmer mist, acrylic paint, stencil paint, and water (not necessarily in that order.)  I cut a strip from a piece of butterfly cardstock I found in my stash, and covered it with a strip of chocolate ribbon from Clear Stamp! 

This was my first card for the Butterflies and Handmand Flowers.  I tried a few butterflies on here, but felt that they were a distraction to the design, so I just went with my flower.  I am workin on other flowers, but these are my favorites It doesn't take long to make them (I used a piece of a white T-Mobile bag to make this one and instead of acrylic paint, I used Copics and chalk to color) and you can get the most interesting color variations from a simple brown bag!  Tracey's Image had a lot of flowers and butterflies and bees on it, but I cut them off because I wanted a cleaner look.

The tutorial for these little flowers is on You Tube.  After you watch the video, you can monkey around with the techniques and come up with your own thing! 

I am entering the top card in the following challenges:


  1. Two gorgeous

  2. Love those flowers....Wonderful cards. sassy raggedy

  3. Wow Chana those are amazing cards! Just love them both. But I adore your butterfly border that is awesome!!!!!!

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  4. These are two beautiful cards Chana. Thanks for joing us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner, and hope to see you back next week.
    Christine Dt at Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  5. Fabulous card !

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  6. beautiful the butterfly punch!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday!

  7. Chana,
    so very cute hun,
    I love them both

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  8. This is such a lovely CAS project... the colors and the image are so nice :)
    Thanks for joining us at Stamptactular Sunday Challenge!
    Good luck and be sure to watch for winners to be announced Sunday morning!

    Rina Fashionista

  9. Great card, love the simplicity, thanks for joining us at ATCs and cards with Attitude this fortnight

  10. Anonymous24 May, 2012

    Gorgeous card, just love the design and the butterfly, thank you for joining is at fat Pages and ATC's With Attitude xx


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