Thursday, 10 July 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Butterfly Thank You Card

Hi fellow bloggers......So have you all been doing much crafting lately? I usually find that in the summer months I don't do quite as much as I do in the dark winter months.  So much more going on in the summer and definitely more jobs around the garden need attending too....although mine is looking rather neglected at the moment:(  I am obviously doing a lot more crafting than usual with all the shows I have had just lately and yesterday I got completely thrown in at the deep end lol.....I think it showed in my normally I spend about 2 weeks making samples and 2 days to prep the demos! Yesterday's demos I only had a few hours to prep, but I hope I still managed to inspire you all. 

My card I would like to share today is another from the Cut Mat Create collection. This is also one of the cards that I demo'd yesterday, but yesterdays I used a different stamp for the background.

  • The base card measures 5 3/4" square.
  • I have randomly stamped the butterfly stamp from the Birds and Blooms stamp set (I used the small floral stamp from the Everyday Blooms stamp set on the demo card).
  • I have inked around the card with Tea Dye Distress ink...if you are stamping the butterflies with a water based ink they may run so make sure they are completely dry before doing this.
  • I stamped the butterfly image using VersaFine Sepia ink and coloured it in using distress inks and the blender pen which I have been using on the shows (I am hoping to have these in stock on the website...which I promise will be coming soon) I stamped it twice and fussy cut out the butterfly and added this on top of the one on the main image just along the centre to add some dimension.
  • I cut the image out with one of the Cut Mat Create dies - 1B
  • The flower is from the Sweet Lullaby Die set and the flourishes are from 1A and 2B
  • I have added some tiny pearls to the centre of the tiny flowers on the butterfly image.
  • Finally I stamped the sentiment again using VersaFine - Sepia ink and inked the edges with the Tea Dye distress ink, cut it out and added it to the card with some foam pads.
  • The flower is from the Sweet Lullaby Die set and the flourishes are from 1A and 2B
That's all from me today now back to my Christmas cards for Tuesdays show....I am thinking lot's of glitter:)

Take Care:) x

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  1. Lovely card Nikki. I enjoyed the shows and the demo's yesterday. No need to worry, you did great x

  2. Hi Nikki, have not watched the shows from yesterday, this card is lovely, my whole collection has arrived so will have a go at this one on Sat. Lilian

  3. Hi Nikki
    Another stunning creation. Wish I had even a scrap of your talent. Haven't watched your shows yet as I've been busy all day.

  4. Hi Nikki
    Loved the shows yesterday,you needn't worry you were great as usual,and I was picked out of the cup for a card!
    Love Angela x

  5. Hi Nikki
    Beautiful card sorry didn't get to see the shows but will be home from holiday in time to see the Christmas ones
    Best wishes, Pat

  6. Evening Nikki, not had chance to watch the show I recorded yet but am looking forward to it, this card looks great. Am hoping to be able to do some crafting tomorrow but it's been a busy week and as you say there are jobs in the garden to be done.

  7. Nikki the girl did good, prep or no prep the shows were great,well winged lol. Think I've said it all, ps love the above card x

  8. Hi Nikki
    I love this card. It's so striking to use just two colours - composition is fab. I've seen your shows, nothing amiss from my point of view, so prep or no prep, you did a great job
    Best wishes,
    Anne O

  9. Hi Nikki, I love the Colours of this Beautiful Card and I'm really loving those New Dies your show's were brilliant as always you come across so confident, Fabulous job well done.
    Hugs from Sam x
    Take Great Care Nikki

  10. Morning Nikki, Loved your shows, great demo's and fabulous samples.
    This card is stunning, I so love the image, and my favourite colours.
    I haven't done much crafting recently, have been concentrating on my gardens, but I have two cards for my Grand-daughters Birthdays, one will be 29 and the other 17, so I had better get a move on haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Your show was brilliant Nikki - you may have been thrown in at the deep end but you handled it superbly. One of the things I like about this card is that it's a sensible size as well as being very beautiful. The colours are lovely and the butterfly background is so pretty. Looking forward to Tuesday's show and all that glitter! Pat x

  12. Your card is so calming and just beautiful Nikki , Fab shows too , you did well !x
    Elaine H X

  13. Morning Nikki
    Another stunning car, loved your show and can't wait for more. Must get on as I have two 50 wedding anniversary cards to make. Hope I get some on Sunday as it is my birthday
    Carol x

  14. Beautiful card, Nikki, and I loved your shows!!! You certainly looked calm and poised, no indication at all of the hugely frantic time at home you've been having lol!
    Hugs Annie

  15. hi the shows were brilliant, great inspiration too. Wish I could have been to Portsmouth for the day, but I had to go to my brothers wedding!! Bye for now. x

  16. Beautiful card today as always Nikki I do love shades of purple and lavender. I watched most of your shows on Wednesday and no-one could ever have guessed that you'd been called in a the last minute. I'm sure I wouldn't have pulled it off.

  17. Hi nikki.
    Haven't caught up with my tv shows yet but I'm sure u did amazing! Lets face it if u weren't good they wouldn't have u on the tv right??? Lol. I wish my cards turned out as well as half ur samples! Maybe I just need to make more time for crafting. But as I work full time for a well known store an then chasing round after a hubby when I get home not much chance of that happening! Lol
    Love Tracy

  18. Hi Nikki, love the card and have recorded the show to catch up later, recorded next weeks also xx

  19. This card is so pretty! I love the little pearls in the centre of the flowers, they really bring it to life! xx

  20. Hi, Nikki....this card is stunning! I was just thinking the other day about how nervous we both were when we started out on the HC design team. Now look at you! You are one of their international ambassadors! Well done, you!


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