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Friday, 16 December 2011

Resist Embossing Butterflies

I used a set of acrylic stamps by Kanban for this one. I heat embossed the script/butterfly background in white, onto a white background. Then I swiped the whole thing with distress inks, graduating a bit from blue to green. The whole panel was wiped with a baby wipe, hey presto, the white embossing really stands out.
The border punches are by Martha Stewart, and I used a little bowdabara to make the bow. The sentiment (don't know what the little white marks are, they are on the photo, not the card), is Studio G from the dollar bin

The Santa run is done. Monty was wide eyed, and very quiet as we piled the presents under the tree. Apparently, as soon as we left, when his mummy was waving us off, he dived into the pile, and was found busy opening all his Daddy's gifts. Oooops. I suppose when you are two, the concept of Christmas day is a bit vague, and hey, if there are presents sitting around, what's a chap to do? The gifts are now relocated to the top of the wardrobe :)


  1. I suppose the good news is that he managed to open his Dad's stuff and not his!

  2. This is a beautiful card. I love the technique and can't wait to try it out. TFS

  3. Lovely card Enfys.

    This technique gives a lovely effect and I've used it a few times on scrapbook pages.

    Toni xx

  4. Don't you just love them at that age lol. Loving your gorgeous card today Enfys. Off out to face the snow for some more Christmas shopping!!

  5. I have to try this. I love butterflies :)

  6. Gorgeous card Enfys and a beautiful colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  7. Lol...poor little Monty! All those gifts and he can't reach them! Your card is just gorgeous! It's funny how I know how to do all these things, but never seem to do them... hmmmm should I make a list...my memory is horrible. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Jess

  8. When my daughter was Monty's age she got up before us one morning and unwrapped all the presents! I rewrapped all of then, but that Christmas wasn't full of any surprises.

  9. What a gorgeous card Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Fantastic card. I am going to have to try that technique.
    Thank you too for sharing the delightful story. I really enjoy them. Happy Holidays!

  11. So pretty! Will you link it to my Handmade On Humpday link party? http://createdbycori.blogspot.com/2011/12/handmade-on-humpday-5.html

    I am now following you and I hope you'll follow me back! Merry Christmas!

  12. This card is so beautiful - I want to try out the technique and I hope it looks half as good as yours :)

  13. Beautiful technique! I love this Christmas gift story!

    When I had the children here last week, my youngest would walk around the tree every morning and evening to see if something had been added for her. I did not tempt her in the least! I will get them wrapped tonight and stand them out in the morning. They will be back with mom and dad Christmas day! She will be excited!

    It's all for the little ones, but we do want them to remember who's birthday it really is.

    Blessings, and Merry Christmas!!!


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Enfys x