Friday, 3 February 2017

Happy 6 Months Birthday :D

A bright and cheery butterfly themed card to celebrate the 6 months birthday of my gorgeous little God Daughter :D Using a couple of Spellbinders dies in unusual ways, for example the Spellbinders Becca Feeken loop roll flowers as a weaving die, and the stamen die from the Spellbinders Cherry Blossom set as a cool border too :D The main butterfly die I've used is also by Spellbinders, and it's called Cascading Butterflies, I have to say I think this is one of my favourite dies I've ever brought!! :D

There are quite a few techniques on this card, and you can see them all in the video below, but I'll do my best to remember everything I did lol :D So I started off with ink blending some Distress Ink and I used Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Abandoned Coral (I must remember to use this colour combo more often as I really like it :D). I then inked a Couture Creations Flamingo embossing folder in the same colours, and I embossed the pattern into my ink blended card (not sure how I managed it but in the yellow section, the images of the flamingos are separate to the indents of them lol, bet I couldn't do that again if I tried :D) :D I then cut the cascading butterflies from white card, and I used some Distress Inks and also a pink Brilliance ink pad to blend on some colour to the fall-out butterflies so that they coordinated nicely :D I also did the same with the stamen die, as soon as I got this die set, I had the idea to use the stamen die as a border, and I've only just gotten round to using it lol :D

I then die-cut the large loop roll flower die from white card, and I snipped it in half, I then took one half and snipped this into the separate strips, then used these to weave back through the piece that was all still joined (I think that'll make more sense from watching the video lol) I had seen some weaving dies being demoed on Hochanda, and I was dying to have a go, and then I though oooh, that loopy flower die looked a smidgen like that, maybe that'll work..... and obviously (since I used in on the card lol) it did :D My final finishing touches were my sentiment which is stamped in Butter Bar and Pale Tomato Hero Arts Ink and Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABC's and then I also added a scattering of already made (I like to make some ahead of time so that I don't have to wait for them to dry on my card lol) Gloss White Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops :D Hope you liked the card :D

To see the process behind this 6 Months Birthday Card for my gorgeous little God Daughter, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

If you're interested in more cards I've made using Spellbinders dies, check out my playlist below :D

Lots more photos below :D

I'm entering this card into the Win and Tonic Take Your Pick January 2017 Challenge :D


  1. Hi Christine, lovely card, where did you get the containers that you store the Nuvo drops in please? x

    1. Hi Cal :D Thank you :D I got them from a haberdashery (<-- no idea if that's spelt right lol) shop a few years ago, they're meant for storing beads in, but I think I've seen the round versions in Hobbycraft, or I bet if you search bead storage or organization on Amazon you'll probably find something similar :D


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