Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I am moving house this weekend yikes!! I still have a lot to do but I came across this card I made a couple weeks ago. I kept meaning to upload it and never got around to it so I thought I would before it gets packed away :).   I just love butterflies can you tell?? :)  Angela posted this quote to her Facebook page few weeks ago and it really spoke to my soul. 

"When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and cannot find your way out of the darkness, remember that this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings."

 I then saw another version of it on Pinterest later on. So I took it as confirmation I just had to do something crafty with it :) I love it when I find something that just inspires me to create.

I got out my favourite butterfly stamp I use this one all the time. A friend loveth you can buy it here. I printed the words from my computer. Then stamped 2 butterflies top and bottom and coloured them with alcohol markers. I used the generation stamping technique using the smaller butterfly to stamp on top of the words.   I stamped first on a piece of scrap paper this gives you the regular stamp image or 1st generation then stamped on top of the words using the 2nd generation stamp. 

You only ink your stamp once then stamp with it until the image fades. I used 2 butterflies so had to do it twice to get the 2nd generation shade I needed. It was just enough to still be able to read the words but made a nice background behind them. I then mounted it onto teal card stock I found in my remnant box then a kraft card base. It needed a little bling so I added some clear rhinestones to the butterflies.

I really like using this technique as you can tell :) I have been using it a lot lately.  Here is the finished card I love it. It is going in a frame and going on my nightstand in my new house.

Thanks for visiting have a blessed day :)


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