Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Threaded Butterfly Buttons, Scribble Flower Circle, Friend

Apologies again to those of you who I haven't caught up with as yet.  Sore wrists and knuckles (RSI)? meant that I've had to take things easy for a while - as well as thinking about ways to do things differently.
 The best thing I've found to help me has been my trusted old hot water bottle with very hot water inside it - but I love intense heat anyway so that may or may not work for you if you ever find yourself in a similar position.

Guess I just have to learn to moderate my keyboard and iPad usage for a while longer as I still get the odd niggle...  but at least it doesn't seem to have affected my crafting!

So a short post today as I've already overdone myself a bit on editing a batch of photo's.

This was a quick and easy card to make...

...  and it will be' winging its way' to a very lovely craft friend of mine who is currently away on holiday.  I just wanted her to have something fun and cheerful to come back to after her time away.

So how's it made?

Cut out one Poppystamps 'Scribble Flower Circle' and disassemble the pieces - but don't throw anything away as yet!
Spray the back of the outer circle part of the die cut with Crafter's Companion 'Stick & Spray' 
(a Temporary Repositionable Adhesive), then attach to a piece of card stock.
Using a Finger Dauber (or any other Sponge Foam Applicator that you have to hand) add Holtz/Distress 'Frayed Burlap' ink over the die cut.  Keep a light touch - you don't want to add too much ink!
Remove the die cut.
Now add the inner part of the Scribble Flower Circle to the card base - at a diagonal angle.  (I've actually layered up three die cuts here for added dimension, but it's a personal choice that shouldn't effect the overall design too much if you choose not to do the same).
Now rummage through those bits I said not to throw away yet and find the small curved triangle that completes the biggest of the six petalled flowers - and glue it into place.  (Once again, mine's layered up to match the depth of the three layers I've already used).
Cut out one of each of the Poppystamps Butterfly Buttons from your scraps collection/offcuts of card.
Decide on the placement of your butterflies, then thread the Butterfly Buttons through the string and glue into place - adding Crackle Accents once dry.
Leave to dry again...
Then cut the card stock to size, being sure to leave room top and bottom to add a complimentary strip of coloured card that you attach from the back.
Glue the whole thing to a card base.
Die cut one more Scribble Flower Circle from a complimentary shade of white colour card stock,  carefully cut out the flowers and place as shown above.   Then trim off the excess.
Add one die cut butterfly from Memory Box 'Peaceful Butterfly Wings', three Morning Dew Drops...  and that's it...  except for adding the MFT 'Friends' die that I've cut twice (using two different colours) to add a drop shadow effect.
As I said, an easy card! 

For those of you who are wondering, I used Altenew's 'Woodgrain Bark' card stock for this design...   and in a 'not too far into the future' post you'll see how I used the other part of this die cut to create a very different looking card indeed. 

I'm entering this card into the latest Poppystamps challenge...

Challenge #32   'Flower Power'

(An all scraps/snippets/offcuts card - even the large piece of white card stock used to attach everything to is an offcut).

Thanks so much for stopping by today...

Donna. x


  1. Its lovely, especially like how you've strung the butterflies together, looks really effective x

    1. Thank you so much, Claire-Louise. Glad you like it. :)

  2. This is a gorgeous creations for your friend Donna, she`ll be over the moon when she arrive`s home to see this beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog..
    Hugs Pam

  3. Simply gorgeous! I'm sure it was well received.


    1. Thank you, Sarn.
      Not posted as yet! She's away on holiday so I've got a week or so to get it there. Just working on a small die cut stash to add to it... as you do! x

  4. Beautiful card Donna - I love how you made it, so well explained too. Someone will be thrilled to receive this beauty!


    Di xx

  5. Donna it's a beeaauutiful card! So many creative ideas in one project!

    1. Thanks, Olga.
      Enjoy your weekend. Xxx