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July 29, 2009

More monochrome

I had big plans to post a few cards and some awards on today. But you know what they say about the best laid plans.......

So, instead here's a card I made for a fellow blogger and friend. It was Chrissie's Birthday at the weekend and I made this for her:

K&Co stamps, acetate, ribbon, stazon ink, border punch

I took inspiration from a couple of places for this one, my friend Sue had made a card with a dragonfly on in monochrome featuring a scalloped mat made using a fiskars punch. I'd seen this on UKScrappers a while back and never tried my hand at it so gave it a go. Sue has a link to the tutorial on her blog. Also Stamp Something have a challenge to use bugs, butterflies or something with wings so I have.

The stamps are all from K & Co and stamped using black Stazon ink. I stamped the butterfly on to acetate and cut it out then folded it a bot before sticking it down to give it some dimension. The gems were coloured with a black pro marker. As I mentioned, the mat is made using a Fiskars border punch, I followed the link from Sue's blog to the tutorial.

Well I'm being called to the table as dinner's ready - James has made chicken fajitas tonight - yum.



  1. This is so stunning. I love your clean style - so very appealing. Thankyou so much for your lovely words :o)

  2. Great card, love the scallop mat and thanks for the link.

  3. Stunning card Victoria, I love the minimalist style to your cards, I always have an overwhelming urge to pile everything on my cards lol! I wish I'd come to yours for tea...I only had a boring old salad lol! :) Donna x

  4. Gorgeous, what more can I say. Having 2 children is obviously suiting you :-) Sue x

  5. P.S. I couldn't get the matting to work, what did you do ?

  6. P.P.S. I'm going to have to buy that butterfly again !

  7. This is beautiful Victoria! You are so clever - what an amazing butterfy!
    Alicia xx

  8. Aren't I the lucky one, because I get to keep this most beautiful card.
    It looks good in the picture, but it looks STUNNING in the flesh, so to speak. I consider myself to be truly honoured to receive such a wonderful card. I had a fabby gift too... when I get back home I'll post a piccy! Until then I'll continue babysitting my granddaughter!

  9. This is lovely, beautiful monochromatic card. Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something. ~Denise :)

  10. OMG! This is amazing Victoria. Such a beautiful card. The butterfly is stunning.
    Sharon xx


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