Posted: September 3rd, 2019 by

Fragile Summer | Butterfly Stamp | Visible Image

Hello! Jane Tyrrell is here to inspire you today with a stunning card she created for a feature in Craft Stamper magazine. Jane’s card features stamps from our ‘How Fragile’ and ‘Wings of Change’ stamp sets which work so well together…

Good Evening

I thought that today it would be good to share a card I made for the Craft Stamper magazine July edition, when summer was still in full swing. It still feels like summer in my garden and my buddleia is still blooming beautifully. I even spotted this gorgeous butterfly at the weekend, which I quickly snapped with my camera.

I was asked by Visible Image to design a summer card for the magazine and I chose to use the Wings of Change stamp set. Such a fab butterfly set! I called my card “fragile summer” in honour of how fragile the life of a butterfly is.

grunge - butterfly - stamp

These are some of the colours I associate with summer and I chose for them for my palette.

I added some drips of water to my background and then added some background stamping using the Organics set to make some branches.

ink splat - stamp - blown ink

I stamped using green versamark clair ink.

I stamped some more butterflies and coloured them with the same distress oxide colours. I then added a wink of Stella for sparkle and then Crackle Accents to give some more fragility.

I wanted the butterflies to emerge from my card so I stamped and gold embossed the cracked glass from the “How Fragile” stamp set

cracked glass - stamp - how fragile we are

and cut an opening for a butterfly to emerge from

I also used some beading wire to fashion a set of antennae

and stamped, highlighted and distressed the words.

Here is my finished card..

summer card - butterfly stamp - how fragile we are

and some close ups..

and one last shot…


Thanks for stopping by today.

Back soon.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Jane this is absolutely gorgeous! We love your design of the butterfly coming out through the cracked glass, and such fabulous summer colours too. Thank you ♡

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