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Saturday, 23 November 2013

flutterby butterfly

Well last weekend lots of the Creative Expressions DT had samples on Create and Craft...a really exciting experience...we had been given the dreamboat 3 - in -1 collection sets from Couture Creations to play with. For this set I used Ornate frame.

Just before I show you, these sets consist of an embossing folder, some dies and also coordinating stamps....not being one to just stamp them, emboss them and die them ...this is what I did :

(Please excuse the photos playing with a new camera....that has now gone back!)

I am not a great card maker it has to be said and many of my samples were not cards...but this one is and I played with how to create layers. This uses the embossing folder but not as a whole piece, the dies and then the coordinating butterflies and background stamp...but not perhaps used as a whole.....I do like to play around to see how else things can be used.

The first layer was black, silver and pumice stone distress stain ...over stamped with the main image in black archival.

I then over stamped the corners with part of the main image. The next layer in the same colours was part of a #10 tag.

Here I used the same stamp but placed it off the edge of the tag to get part of the image.

Now for the next layer I added an embossed element using the folder across part of a #8 tag , and stamped part of stamp ..again in black archival.

Then layered up and added some butterflies and there you go . Here it is placed out to get an idea of placement before I glues all the layers .

Well thats it from me today.................have an great weekend...I am meant to be at a craft fair but poorly children..mean I am not! :(

keep those fingers inky!
trace x 


  1. Nice step by step here Trace! Sorry to hear you're missing out on craft fair :-( I'm visiting one later today. I hope the kids are better soon!


  2. Fabulous layers Trace and a great way to show all aspects of this set. Love the ornate frame and beautiful butterflies.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. wonderful piece Trace nd sorry to hear about the poorly children - defo that time of the year xx

  4. This is fab Trace, love it! Great to see you back in the swing. [s] Chris xxx

  5. It is a beautiful card Tracy, I love how you layered the elements and the butterflies are gorgeous. Happy to say that we went to a craft fair today to see and support Jenny Buttons - it was freezing cold! Hope the children feel better soon. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Great to see you back Trace. Loving your gorgeously inked layers. Hope all will be well asap. Nicola x

  7. Great texture and it is beautiful to see butterflies in black-white! Something different and beautifully made! Have a fun and hopefully a little bit sunny weekend, Gerrina

  8. Beautiful Trace, love those silvery tones! Gorgeous stamps by the looks of it and I love how you have put the layers together!

  9. It's lovely having you back in Craftyblogland - these smoky, swirly layers are just beautiful - brilliant make! So sorry to hear that the children are poorly - hope things look up again soon.
    Alison xx

  10. Love your monotone layers Trace, very creative use of the elements. Hope the children get better soon x

  11. Ohwooo. Thats, what they say, a GREAT Creation!
    Groetjes, Anja

  12. So pleased to have seen your work on TV Trace. Love the whole flow of this one. Jenny x


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