Friday 10 February 2023

Dainty Delight for AYSI268

It's Fill in the Blank week at As You See It this week. What's your favourite thing about Spring?

The return of flowers is the obvious and most beautiful thing but I decided that I wanted to do the return of the butterflies instead. It turns out that it's pretty much impossible to do butterflies without including at least some blossom as well! 😀

I had two in-person classes yesterday so my craft things were spread out between my craft room and my teaching space. I decided to use the things I had out in for classes and only had to go fetch the Butterfly Brilliance dies, the Bricks & Mortar embossing folder and some inks.

After some ink-smooshing and some die-cutting, this is where I ended up.

The sentiment and die is from the Something Fancy bundle. The embellishments are Iridescent Rhinestones.

If you'd like to see how I made this - and maybe CAS(e) one of your own - watch this tutorial. I've included some tips and tricks to make it even easier.

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  1. Love the simplicity and delicate design , just lovely for any occasion

  2. Love the texture and the variation in colour, Jan! I enjoyed your video on ink smooshing!

  3. So pretty! The brick texture works perfectly with those dainty flowers and I love the soft watercoloured effect of the flowers and greenery - it adds to the delicate feel of new life in the garden I think. Gorgeous!