Saturday 26 October 2013

Butterfly time

Amongst all the Halloween furore let’s not forget our old faithfuls…

I started by cutting out a stencil using the Damask Thinlits die then using the stencil with grunge paste to get the raised border effect. When it had hardened I rubbed the card lightly with Distress ink using a blending tool and then water-bleached it. When that was dry I gave a light misting of a gold glimmer mist. Lastly, I added some Treasure Gold to make it ‘pop’.

The pocket watch was made from Tim’s M&S Mini pocket watch die stamped with an old clear stamp watch face.

I used one of Tim’s saying stamps too, for the text and a butterfly and flower from my scraps box. The netting is a self-adhesive roll of something I found in a DIY shop (if you know what it’s called please let me know, lol) which is inked with Vintage photo Distress ink.

Just a snip of ordinary, simple, white border lace added to the bottom to finish it off.

Ahhhhh, that grunge paste is a fabulous thing, lol.

More in a few days,

Chris xxx


  1. A fabulous card Chris, love the texture.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Love all the textures on your card, GP is definitely a brilliant product :-)

  3. beautiful Chris - love this xx

  4. Wow! This is incredible and absolutely gorgeous! I will never look at a border die the same way! You are brilliant! Hugs!