Vintage Flowers

Susan Robinson
October 29, 2017


I love these montage flower designs, you simply colour in and assemble suitable backing cards. With very little strain on the brain, they make for a quick and easy card and the whole process is quite relaxing.


stamp: Butterfly Suite 4182K by Penny Black


stamp: Rose Script #91658-Y by Inkadinkado (Tin Can Mail)


Butterfly Wreath

July 2, 2016


When life has you going round in circles, at least make them pretty ones!

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I never throw away my scraps of card, as they come in handy for projects like this.

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  1. First sort through your scrap drawers to find coordinating papers.
  2. Cut out your “Butterfly Wreath” 99380 Memory Box die in solid card colour (I chose red).
  3. Cut out individual butterflies from your scraps, then lay them out in the order you want them to go in.butterfly wreath 2
  4. I sponged some white card for the background in Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar & Weathered Wood Distress inks. (This was originally for another project but I changed direction. It has a wording clear embossed underneath if you look closely). I glued my butterfly wreath on, then using a circle template, cut a rounded edge on one side of card. I then sponged all edges with Worn Lipstick Distress ink.
  5. I added a square of Magic Mount to outer wing of butterflies and glue to inner wings.butterfly wreath 009
  6. After positioning butterflies, I added their antennae (which I cut shorter as I felt they were too long), then placed a dot of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls for head.
  7. When dry, I adhered finished front card to backing layers.butterfly wreath 008new but wreath 005

Hairy Butterfly

June 28, 2016


napkin 013A butterfly collage card by Inkadinkado (Tin Can Mail) 91619X. I stamped it in Black Archival ink over a background coloured with Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral Distress Stain Sprays which I had dribbled some Glossy Accents over whilst still wet. I stamped the main butterfly and 2 postal marks out again onto some scrap white card, coloured them with pencils, then cut them out and mounted over images on main card. The butterfly is secured flat under it’s body, but has magic mount under it’s wings to lift them. Glossy Accents was then applied over it’s wings with a paintbrush to add sheen. When completely dry, I applied a thin glue to the main body and pressed some black and brown fine Flowersoft into it to create it’s hairy texture. Sponged around the edge with Sepia ink and layered onto black card, a scrap of script paper and main aqua backing card.hairy butterfly 005 hairy butterfly 003


Dragonfly Tag Booklet

March 3, 2016


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The following three posts are from my archives, but thought them worth dusting off.

This dragonfly tag booklet was done using some of the dry embossing designs on the Crafter’s Companion, and Stamp-It Australia’s range of insect and wording stamps.

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Blue Butterfly

November 1, 2015


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A butterfly birthday card for one of my girlfriends. It was a bit hard to take a photo of because of the reflection of the clear film.

I stamped Butterfly Moments 4691F onto clear film with white StazOn pad. Mounted it over dark blue card by means of the silver brad through the clock centre and some dabs of glue beneath the butterfly images. This was then matted onto a piece of silver shimmer card, then some blue vellum, which I torn around the edges of. The vellum had been embossed with a sizzix embossing folder. The damask pattern of the folder shows up white on the blue vellum. My backing card was blue mi-teintes. I stamped an extra large white butterfly on the clear film, which I cut out, folded the wings up on and glued down the body only above the identical image on card.