Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Butterflies over a Meadow Card by Alan Scott

This stamp was from another great set of stamps by IndigoBlu called Poppy Meadow. It's another set of high quality stamps that can be used for any occasion.  


A4 white made up cardA5 silver mirror card
A5 stamping card 
Big and Juicy Foliage Stamp Pad
2 lengths ribbons (different styles)
That Special Touch A4 Mask – Autumn Leaves
Sanding Block Sheet of Coredinations Card (if you don't have any of this style then any brown paper will do - just be careful when scuffing the face of the card)
With this card you do need to have the Grand Calibur, however don't let this put you off. I'm sure that crafters will find a way round most ideas and tips!
Spellbinders Label's Die
A Spellbinders Butterfly Die
A5 greaseproof paper
A5 Vellum Paper in various colours
Walnut StainVintage Photo Distress Ink PadsBlending
Water Brush
Normal crafting items 


As you know, I speak very highly of the Fiskars Easy Stamp Press and it came into its element when I wanted to stamp this image 


As I was going to use Big and Juicy, I had to have the stamp placed onto a large surface that could be inked and then stamped. This crafting item lets me do thats and then stamp and place the image without having to panic and make a stamped image that is not 100%! With the Big and Juicy, you have to place the pad onto the stamp and press.
Once I had stamped the image, I took my water brush and just did a little touch up to make sure the stamp had stamped all over, then I placed aside to dry.
When it comes to making the backing sheet, I will hold my hands up and say that I don't use what I don't have to! So taking the right size of die and then one several sizes smaller, I cut out the silver backing card, saving the middle for another project later.  
The card face was made by placing the A4 Mask on the base platform for the Caliber then the paper was placed onto the mask. An embossing mat was then placed on top of the card followed by the recommended top plate. Now that I had my backing paper, I took my sand paper block and started to distress the card. As it is a Coredinations card, it has a middle core that's a complimentary colour.
While my machine was out, I took the opportunity to make up the butterflies. This time I did a sandwich of grease-proof paper and the vellum. I was going to use the grease-proof paper as a bottom layer to give the card some depth. This was then secured onto the A4 card base by using a strong double sided tape. I placed it onto my crafting desk so I could work out the placement of all the components. I do this before I take the final step and secure into place.


I had to next decide where the butterflies were to go. So with a soft pencil, I made a mark on the card front. I did this so I could with the aid of my blending sponge, lay a thin layer of ink to give a shadow effect under the butterflies. I used a bit of scrap card but I did not throw the butterflies away, they were placed into my crafting box to use at a later date.

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All I then had to do was to construct the card.
I hope that this card gives you some fresh ideas?

Any questions, please send me a message and I will do my best to help you.



  1. STUNNING card.. the poppies look fab stamped with the big n juicy pad. Gorgeous :)


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