Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Combined challenge, vintage butterfly

Here's a card I combined multiple challenges on, which of first three are new to me:

Kreativ Scrapping #8 calls for bingo, where I choose søm-blomster-embossing (sewing-flowers-embossing)
Vintage udfordring 64 calls for card/tag with butterflies
Card and Scrap #59 calls for everything goes
and finally, everything is based on my all time favorite challenge
Mojo Monday sketch 305

Layered papers are mostly from Tim Holtz French Industrial 12x12 stack, with the stamped image on Ranger manila cardstock. The flourish-patterned paper is from a dollar-store and it had some glittery embossing on it at the edges (you can see this on the die-cut butterfly). I machine sewed the back panels in place with some heavy quilting cotton thread.

The butterfly image is from Unity Stamps Layers of Life june 2013 -kit, stamped with sepia Archival and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used multiple Distress Inks in brown shades to color the manila cardstock after embossing and sprinkled it with water. The flourishes are stamped with coffee Archival and the edges are distressed with Frayed Burlap.

The diecut butterfly is Simon Says Stamp's Chrissy and the little roses are made from white watercolorpaper by punching out flowers with my old small EK retro flower punch and then gluing them together. The tutorial can be found on YouTube:

Mind you, just buying them from the store saves you a lot of time, but I didn't have any small roses at hand... I sprayed them with Lindy's spray and with some Tattered Angels, added some Antique Linen DI and topped everything with Cinnamon Stickles. A little less sparkle would've been great but oh well...


  1. So very beautiful - love the stamping and embossing!

    Thank you so much for joining us over at the Vintage Challenge!

    ♥ DT-Hanne

  2. Wow this is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  3. And thanks for joining us at Vintage utfordring:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  4. Lekkert kort! Tusen takk for at du deltar i Vintagegutfordringen. DT Heidi

  5. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at card and Scrap.

  6. I just love what you´ve made! Beautiful!
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap :)

  7. Great looking card with lovely layers and wonderful stamping. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Udfordring. Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  8. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at