Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Birthday butterflies

I am determined to squeeze one post in before the next Rudolph day on Wednesday, so here are a pair of butterfly cards I made, one for my sister's birthday, and the other for a friend.

In each case the flowers and leaves were stamped with an Altenew set of layering stamps. There are six layers to the flower and four to each leaf, and they really do build up into beautiful roses. I am lucky to have a range of coloured ink pads in my stash, so I have plenty to choose from. They are then cut out with the matching dies.
The two sets of background papers were from pads I have bought at Lidls at some time, as is the plain dark pink paper.
The doily on the top card was cut with a cheap Chinese die bought through Amazon, and the lower one is a Gina Marie Design die.
The sentiment on the first card is cut with a Joanna Sheen signature die, and the butterfly is using two Memory box dies.
The sentiment on the second card is one I designed and cut with my silhouette Cameo machine, and the butterfly die is by Wild Rose Studio.
Both cards are the same inside and they use a pop-up arch of butterflies and flowers cut on my silhouette cameo from pearlised paper, using a design by Judith Henry, and bought as a cutting file from craftuprint. It was a bit fiddly to put together, but I loved the end result.
I shall be using this insert again, but I prefer my more fancy card front to the plainer one that came with it.