Precious Butterflies Brayered

Note: Cardabilities card by Julie is located at the end of this post!

Hi Bloggies!

Well … I did have fun this morning! I had a “day off” from Bree-sitting (her dad was home today!) … so I popped up to the shops quickly to pick up a couple of things … then I sat and made a card!!! Yayaya! And … I might even make another one after I have blogged this! 😀 I had a idea for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge #34. Most of the girls had used DSP (quite beautifully … mind you) for the different panels … but I was trying to think of something different! BRAYERING!!! 😀

This card morphed from trying to incorporate 5 colours from the Color Throwdown #191 and managing the different layers of the sketch. Hhhhmmmm … my little brain was humming … and I was kinda thrilled with the result! I do love the colours in this challenge … and enjoyed playing with my brayer! This is one of those cards that looks even better IRL!

Did you notice the border? It is a clever trick that I have used before … the border is punched using a CORNER punch! Yes! … believe it!!! You can find the most amazing tutorials over at “Amazing Paper Grace” including this one -> Becca Bit: Right Angle Punching – Part 2. It is such a WOW! factor. The butterfly circle is stamped using markers to rubber and the butterfly is stamped on Vellum card … just to give it a more opaque look!

Patrice invited me to link to her 52 Card Pick-up again! I am keen to try and remember to link a card each week to encourage her in her goal to create 52 cards during 2012. It is not a challenge … but simply sharing of ideas and inspiration! Thanks Patrice! xx

Well … just one more thing to show you today …

This was a card my friend, Julie, made for the current Cardabilities challenge! I will pop the link over at the challenge site … so that she can enter the challenge. Thanks Julie for your efforts & support! 🙂 This is just stunning! Love the gold shimmer!

Want to see the detail better? Click photo to open enlargement!


  1. Gabbi says:

    WOW – this is nothing short of spectacular!! Fantastic! Love what you have done here – beautiful 🙂 !

    Have a great weekend!

    ♥ Gabbi


  2. Lynda says:

    I LOOOOOVVVVEEEEEE this Andrea and think it is such a majestic and clever use of the sketch. You have brayered the panels so beautifully. Gorjus and stunning card sweetie….a triumph. ooxx


  3. Beautiful brayering on your cards – gorgeous for a background! Love the sweet butterflies as well!


  4. Love that color combo! I’d love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!!
    Andrea adds: How flattering … thanks Patrice! Hugs xxx


  5. Jen Mitchell says:

    Wow Andrea your brayerd card is fantastic! That is such a FABULOUS way to incorporate those colors. The card has a dreamy quality to it. And I love your clever border. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


  6. Karen Aicken says:

    This is just lovely. The colours you chose, the technique = just lovely!
    Cheers, Karen


  7. Jackie Smith says:

    What really beautiful cards, love the colors that you used. Thanks for joining us Cardabilities.

    Cardabilities DT member


  8. Diane says:

    The brayered colors are wonderful. Such a great effect!


  9. Lesley says:

    The layered colours are exquisite Andrea, what a wonderful idea and look. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


  10. Joan Ervin says:

    Your card is beautiful…I love the background layers you created and what a pretty punched border!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!!!!


  11. Beautiful FMS card! LOVE that you made your own papers with the brayer – this is a total original 🙂


  12. Melissa says:

    A beautiful card, and you did a fab job of the brayering too Andrea, its wonderful.


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