Sunday 2 May 2021

Butterfly Brilliance for FMS and GDP

 After cutting all the projects for next week's classes and tidying up the craft room, I gave myself some free crafting time. For inspiration, I turned to the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the summery colour combination at Global Design Project.

Since I've been playing around with the Butterfly Brilliance bundle this week, I kept with it. This lovely bundle is part of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue, open for sales on 3 May. Of course, you may have already purchased it as part of the special pre-release offer and if you did, you'll know there's no regrets on getting this one!

Here's where it all ended up.

The butterfly was die-cut from Basic White and sponged, using the wonderful new blending brushes, with Magenta Madness and Bumblebee. The under-butterfly that the wings lift up from is cut from Coastal Cabana. I also used Coastal Cabana to lightly sponge the foliage, cut from the Meadow Dies. The Meadow dies, part of the Quiet Meadow bundle, will be available from 3 May.

To make the splatters in the sketch, I used one of the dies from the Brilliant Wings dies several times to make the holes in the card front that show off the Magenta Madness layer beneath.

The sentiment is from Timeless Tulips and the circle that grounds the cluster is embossed with the Painted Textures embossing folder. 

Update: Delighted to be a Perfect Princess at FMS.

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  1. I love the way you cut the holes in the white panel! Fabulous card, Jan. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS.

  2. That butterfly is just gorgeous! I love the colours! Love the diecut holes in the background and the Magenta peeking through! So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I love all of your die cutting! And the colors are perfect for your butterfly! Very pretty card! Glad you shared it at FMS!

  4. This is so clever, Jan! I love how innovative the splatters are and how beautiful your colours are!