Thursday, 29 September 2016

A last summer postcard

Today is my 2nd DT post for Country View for the current Travel challenge which closes tomorrow at midnight.
If you remember for my 1st piece I made a map master board which I  cut into 2. I used the first piece to create a male travel themed card. If you missed that post you can see it here

Summer is hanging on here but the light is fading first and last thing. Yesterday really was a gorgeous day down at my beloved ponds.

Here is my second half of the master board. Again I used a Kraft card blank.
 I wanted to make a feminine card so I used an old Noor stamp which I won a few years back. I have always loved this large postcard stamp and sadly it has long been discontinued
 I stamped directly onto my "map" master board and added clear embossing powder to give a lovely shine.
 I then stamped again on a piece of mop up inky card and fussy cut out the butterfly.

I used a snippet of left over embossed foil...
and with these ingredients I put on my creative hat and came up with this.
I distressed the edges of the card, added a die cut sentiment, some ribbon and gems.
I put a couple of pieces of foam under the wings to lift them slightly.

 This went down to Dotty's and sold instantly :0) or should I say flew out the shop!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Simon Says Stamp Monday powder powder
The Paper Girls challenge nature
Simon Says Wednesday anything goes
Deep Ocean anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes
The Ribbon Girls 3/3 any image
Pixie's Snippets Playground #248 I used a snippet of inky card for my butterfly and a snippet of embossed foil.

Thanks so much for visiting today. If you would like to join us in the last days of our travel challenge this is the link here.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. This is beautiful - what a work of art!
    Thanks for joining in this week with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  2. No surprise that your beautiful card flew out the door immediately...its lovely.
    We've had a few butterflies about this week, a lot cooler today through.
    Have a lovely evening my friend,
    V x

  3. The masterboard is gorgeous and the stamp... shame they don't do it anymore! Love the other details such as the embossed foil, great make Jane!

  4. What a treasure you have created with this gorgeous card. It will make a lovely keepsake for whoever the lucky recipient is. Thank you for sharing you step by step and great photos.
    Warmest best wishes from across the miles here in France :)

  5. Love this, that's a great collage stamp and you have used it to create a beautiful card. Yes the nights are drawing in so fast, winter is definitely on its way lol xxx

  6. Love the master board and the finished cards. Great inspiration.

  7. I absolutely love the background on your card, Jane! Love the colors and gorgeous butterfly too. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  8. stunning project Jane...your background is gorgeous and it's so sad that beautiful stamp has been discontinued...thank you so much for sharing with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

  9. I love the way you've used the mop-up card for your butterfly, it looks gorgeous

  10. I can see why it flew out of the shop. Beautiful card!


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