Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Hello there!  I thought I'd pop in with a quick blog of my butterfly card from 20th November's Best of Clarity shows on Hochanda. 

First, I blended distress paints on an A5 piece of stencil card.  I think the colours I used were:  candied apple, carved pumpkin, fossilised amber, lucky clover, mermaid lagoon and wilted violet.  The good thing about using paint is that you get full coverage and vibrant colour really quickly and easily.

It took several trial runs on copy paper to work out the positioning of the butterflies before stamping them onto stencil card.

I then cut round the wings with  a really sharp craft knife so that they could be folded up.

All that I needed to do then was to stick this in place on top of the coloured background.

Trim back and edge with a black sharpie pen before mounting onto a card blank. 

Its a clean and simple design, but its very effective I think.  I hope you like it too. 

I can't believe that Barbara Gray is back on the TV on Sunday.  My samples for that show are all boxed up ready for posting tomorrow and I'll be back on Thursday with my Claritystamp Challenge card for December!  Going to be a busy few days!!!  Till next time.  Xxx 


  1. What a fab design idea, thanks for writing it up, will try to remember this idea xx

  2. Beautiful, when I first looked I was wondering how did she get them to look so 3D - I didn't realize the wings were actually standing up - At first I you'd got a really great shadow effect LOL !! And couldn't think how you'd painted it so well ! Hoe do you get the ideas, it's a good job someone does to help us who don't ! Thanks for blogging xxx

  3. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design! It's absolutely fabulous!
    Love and hugs xxxx

  4. It's a stunning card, Barbara, I love it. Very clever idea - I was wondering how it was done xx

  5. Thank you, will definitely be trying this one if it's ok with you xx