Sunday 26 July 2015

Just Add Ink 272

I've made a lot of butterfly cards this year, so I was pretty happy to see that the theme this week at Just Add Ink is.... just add butterflies.

Turns out that you should be careful what you wish for because this turned into a hard challenge. Part of it was post-holiday lack of inspiration but then it was a case of trying to find something that I liked but hadn't done before. Quite often a card just makes itself in my head and I do it but in this case, there was a lot of trying, moving, altering, changing and occasional mild swearing before arriving at this...

I replaced my original ink-smooshed background with a band of semi-distressed I Love Lace in So Saffron. The butterflies are sponged with three inks, highlighted with silver gel and then have a coat of glossy accents applied, which has given them a deeper colour as well as a shine.

Card: Whisper White, So Saffron, scraps of Elegant Eggplant and Coral Calypso.
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, I Love Lace
Inks: So Saffron, Coral Calypso, Tangelo Twist, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Elegant Butterfly punch, dimensionals, silver gel, W&W Big Bold and Party die


  1. This is really beautiful, Jan. I adore that strip of lacy stamping, to anchor the butterflies; and the colours you've chosen look striking. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Beautiful - although it looks like they are just about to flutter off the page. I like the simplicity of the background. Chantell JAI

  3. Those butterflies are pretty special Jan - the lacquered look you got by adding the glossy accents is pretty special. Love the subtle detail backing them with the lace stamping adds. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Love this card Jan. The use of the glossy accents on the butterflies is stunning! Gives it a really awesome effect. And I love how deep and rich in colour those butterflies are. Just stunning! Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink.

  5. Oh wow, Jan. Your butterflies look amazing & really look like they're just hanging out on your page before fluttering off. Lovely take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along.
    Di :-)

  6. Oh I love this! The butterflies are so striking and I love the background you've given them! thanks for joining us at Jai this week!