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Friday, 18 May 2018

Embossing folder letterpress technique - Blue Butterfly Birthday Card


Today I have a blue butterfly birthday card and a tutorial over on the papermilldirect blog showing how to create a background using the embossing folder letterpress technique.




I found three inchies in my bits box and thought I would use them on a birthday card.  The inchies were attached to a piece of stamped and sewn brown paper.  I embossed a square of card using the letterpress technique for the background and highlighted a few of the embossed butterflies with glitter for a little bit of sparkle.


To make the card I trimmed the edges of the embossed and coloured panel to size, coloured  the inchie panels and a die cut butterfly with distress markers and sewed them onto scraps of printed and brown paper. The inchies embellishment and butterfly were attached to the embossed background, this was then attached to a square of buff card to compliment the craft paper inchie panel then onto a white card blank.  A computer generated sentiment was added under the large butterfly  and glitter added to some of the embossed raised butterflies. 

Sylv xx

8 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssss Sylv
Gr Karin

Shabneez said...

Absolutely LOVE this one Sylv - all the elements go so well together. It's just perfect. Shabneez x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sylvia this is a stunning card I love everything about it. I have never been able to get that technique to work I will check out your post. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Gwyneth said...

I love the background. It complements your butterfly topper so well
GG

htondre@aol.com said...

Great butterflies, so beautiful sylv

Kate M said...

Wow - this is awesome - the embossed backgroud is beautiful, and I love your inchies (I used to love making inchies and Twinchies - might just start doing them again!!)The butterflies are gorgeous, fabulous project!
xx

Lorre-Anne Archibald said...

Stunning card Sylv x

Kathy said...

Wow! I really love this - a fab LO and those colours are wonderful