Saturday, 5 April 2014

Spring At Last Butterfly Challenge

The theme over at the Butterfly Challenge is Spring at Last although looking out of the window today you wouldn't know it. Mrs A wanted to see yellow on our cards but I wasn't sure whether to do the background or butterfly in yellow and then I remembered the challenge at the Technique Twist and thought I'd combine the two. The technique they are using is the Masking Tape technique which I've never heard of but there's a link to a great video for it if you want to have a go.

I wasn't sure how to twist this one so I thought I'd just do the basic technique. But I think my Distress Ink pads are too juicy as I ended up with a lot more colour on my card than the tutorial seemed to and the ink stayed wet so my twist is that I added glitter to the wet ink. Of course it wasn't as simple as that as once the ink dried, the glitter would have fallen off so I topped it with a double sided adhesive and then some acetate. My Butterfly is a Marianne Design stamp and die set which I've covered with clear Wink of Stella

Masking tape
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Marianne Design Butterfly COL1318
Wink of Stella clear
Let It Be stamp set by Kirsty Wiseman
Black Stazon
Papermania gems


  1. I had not heard of that technique either. The video explained it well I thought. I love the sentiment which is so true! The shade of yellow is just right for your card and blends perfectly against your butterfly. Thank you for fluttering by #4. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  2. Very pretty and thanks for joining us over at the TTTC. Always enjoy seeing your creations!

  3. Wonderful fun with this Technique Kimbo! Love the glitter twist, perfect with the butterfly, love the lemonade color! Thanks for playing again this week!

  4. so gorgeous kim.beautiful lemon colours and sparkle and I love your butterfly :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Hmmm...I need to go look at this masking tape technique, I've never heard of it. You have created a beautiful card here, bravo!

  6. Another fab card Kim, love the butterfly..