Thursday, 26 May 2011

Sponged butterfly

Good morning!

I've another quick little card to share with you today :)  I was clearing the mess on my craft table when I came across the negative cut out of a TH alterations butterfly. I was about to throw it in the bin but then thought it might work as a stencil using distress inks.  As it's another butterfly card I'm entering the LiM challenge again.... :)

I taped the negative die cut on white card (with eclipse masking tape) and sponged over it with Scattered Straw.  Then dabbed lightly around the edges with Spiced Marmalade and finished with Fired Brick on the tips of the wings.
The sentiment is from this Kaisercraft mini stamp set and is stamped using Vintage Photo distress ink.
I cut a rectangle around the butterfly and matted it onto a blank card with foam pads, then used my SU piercing template to prick the holes.

I made this card for my Dad who is going through major heart surgery today.  He loves it and has taken it with him to hospital....please pray for him.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a lovely day :) 
Sarah x

Update - Dad's operation has gone better than we ever expected, he is now in Cardiac Intensive Care and is recovering well.  Thank you for all your lovely messages...they're very much appreciated :)


Mandi said...

his is super Sarah
How resourceful! It's so good to make use of our cast off bits and pieces
thank you for another super entry
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Jenny said...

A wonderful card Sarah, just love the crisp clean feel. That's a gorgeous sentiment and so fitting for the circumstances. I do hope evertything goes well for your Dad :)
Jenny x

Sue said...

Lovely card Sarah, the butterfly is coloured beautifully and the design is great. I especially like the sentiment, altogether it is a special one. Sue x

Kathyk said...

LOVELY and the paper pricking idea is fab too


Vicky Hayes said...

I love the design of this and it will have given your dad great comfort I'm sure. Lots of love from us all, Vx

PS I knew you'd find some fab ways of using that piercing template!

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card, thinking of your dad too and wishing him well :O) Viv xx

Chinook said...

What a pretty card -- and best wishes to your father!
Cheers, Karen

Shobana said...

So pretty! Awesome sponging and LOVE those tiny needle pricks along the frame! :)
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your dad!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Sarah and so creative! Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery. My mum had a triple bypass eight years ago and a new valve fitted eighteen months ago and she's doing so well.xx

Susan said...

Good for you finding a use for the negative space of the butterfly! And...your sponging looks awesome! Great card! My card is HERE

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah, well this one is just gorgeous! Love the colours and the pinpricks. Best wishes for a good recovery to your dad. Sarah

Sally H said...

Beautiful card. Your inking is just gorgeous! Hope your Dad continues to improve x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour and glad your Dad is doing well!
Helen x

Uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is very nice, beautiful and creative,,

Lynne in NI said...

Oh what a perfect CAS card! Wishing your Dad a speedy recovery.

Ruth said...

Hi Sarah, I'm sorry I didn't read this sooner to hear about your dad. I'm glad he's doing well but I'll pray for a steady recovery.
Your card is lovely too..the verse is special, Ruth x