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Update 24th July 2020

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To all visitors, followers and newsletter subscribers, I hope you are keeping safe and well in these difficult and uncertain times. Crafting is a good means of keeping occupied and distracted whilst we are all staying at home. You may notice that all passwords have now been removed from the tutorials and I’m not envisaging using passwords in the future. Take care, stay safe and keep well xxx Babs

Hi there, welcome to my website which is my way of sharing my crafting journey with the world. I have been a creative person for virtually all of my life, and, like many, have had a go a pretty much every form of creative craft at one time or another. Nowadays I am predominantly a paper crafter making bespoke cards for friends and family and their friends. My passion is die cutting. I am lucky to have a number of different die cutting machines and thousands of dies. I also, when the mood takes me, like to write the odd verse or two. I also share pictures of my makes on Pinterest and on my Facebook page, both of which you will find by clicking on the links.

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Who Nose a Big Softie?

Sometimes my crafty stash comes in for non-cardmaking projects. My daughter has a favourite and much loved teddy who’s nose was looking a bit worse for wear after millions of cuddles. So it was out with the felt and a needle for a quick repair. Am happy to report that ‘Chester’ the bear has made a full recover from his ‘Nose Job’.

Bear Nose repair - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Bear Nose repair - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk bn3

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6 Green Bottles Sitting In A Crate – Have A ‘Crate’ Birthday

This is the second version of this style of Pop Up Box Card I’ve made. The first version was made a few years ago featured red wine and is my most pinned card on Pinterest. I had a request to recreate this but with White wine to celebrate a 65th Birthday. Cards like this are so much fun to make and are always well received. The die cutter I used to create the bottles is a custom made Wooden steel rule die I’ve had a number of years. There are now a number of bottle dies on the market that could be used to make something similar. I used The Wine Buffs CD Rom to create the labels for the bottles and added some personalisation on my PC before printing them out. I created the wine glasses by die cutting the glass shapes from acetate and used glossy accents and promarkers to create the ‘wine’.

  • Pop up birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders wine with grapes & cheese dies and champagne bottle & glasses die (for small glasses). Die cuts enhanced using Pebeo Empire gold gilding wax. Spellbinders Romance alphabet dies for numbers, Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders wine with grapes & cheese dies and champagne bottle & glasses die (for small glasses). Die cuts enhanced using Pebeo Empire gold gilding wax. Spellbinders Romance alphabet dies for numbers, Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders wine with grapes & cheese dies and champagne bottle & glasses die (for small glasses). Die cuts enhanced using Pebeo Empire gold gilding wax. Spellbinders Romance alphabet dies for numbers, Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders wine with grapes & cheese dies and champagne bottle & glasses die (for small glasses). Die cuts enhanced using Pebeo Empire gold gilding wax. Spellbinders Romance alphabet dies for numbers, Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders wine with grapes & cheese dies and champagne bottle & glasses die (for small glasses). Die cuts enhanced using Pebeo Empire gold gilding wax. Spellbinders Romance alphabet dies for numbers, Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders wine with grapes & cheese dies and champagne bottle & glasses die (for small glasses). Die cuts enhanced using Pebeo Empire gold gilding wax. Spellbinders Romance alphabet dies for numbers, Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders wine with grapes & cheese dies and champagne bottle & glasses die (for small glasses). Die cuts enhanced using Pebeo Empire gold gilding wax. Spellbinders Romance alphabet dies for numbers, Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk
  • Pop up birthday card made using a variety of dies including; Tattered lace sentiment dies from 3diemensions sets paper-pieced to make appropriate words, Custom made wooden wine bottle dies, Zip-e-mate thin metal wine glass & bottle dies (for acetate glass), Spellbinders wine with grapes & cheese dies and champagne bottle & glasses die (for small glasses). Die cuts enhanced using Pebeo Empire gold gilding wax. Spellbinders Romance alphabet dies for numbers, Bottle labels printed from 'The Wine Buffs' cd rom. Mats for card base embossed with wood grain embossing folder and inked with distress inks. Wine bottle glossed with Glossy Accents. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

30 Years Young – Cheers, Have A Ball (Rugby)

Many people have been celebrating special landmark birthdays during lockdown, no parties allowed but we can still send an extra special card. My friend’s Son celebrated his 30th birthday recently and here are the cards I made for him, one for my friend to send him, featuring one of his favourite sports Rugby and I sent from our family. For details of the dies and materials used to create these just click on any of the pictures.

Rugby themed Pop Up Box card made using various dies including; Sizzix Originals Shadow Box Numbers, Unbranded pierced nesting stars dies, Tattered lace Football boot die, Sports Pack Metal Die set Cheery Lynn Dies B553 for small rugby ball, Ellison Cut 'n' Emboss rugby ball die, Paper Boutique male relations die and Sizzix Thinlits happy birthday from the everyday sentiment die set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Drinks themed 30th birthday card made using carious dies and stamps including; unbranded celebration drinks bottles and glasses die & stamp set, Apple Blossom Embossing folder, beer glass stamps and die free with issue 161 of Simply Cards & Papercraft, iCraft Happy Birthday and cheers sentiment dies, Creative nesting circle dies and Sizzix Sizzlits Script numbers dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Cheers, Happy Birthday

Men’s cards are always a source of angst for card makers. Here’s one I made for my Brother In Law’s recent birthday. He’s a keen cyclist and loves a good wine. I used both of these as the theme for his card. I recently bought one of the latest Tim Holtz 3D embossing Folders Typewriter. I just love how it looks when embossed, the addition of some distress ink and silver gilding makes it look like metal, I used it to create the lettering on the front of the card. I used the following items to create the finished card : Crafters Companion Textures 8×8 Embossing Folder Woodgrain, Apple Blossom Embossing Folder Wine Varieties Drink Trolley, Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 664760 Typewriter by Tim Holtz, Apple Blossom Die Set Cheers! Wine Bottles & Glass Set, Nested Chains (ETL626) – Tattered Lace, John Next Door Media Dies – Chains (3pcs) – JNDMM001 and Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets dies set. Various distress inks and pebeo gilding waxes.

Masculine Birthday card made using various dies and embossing folders as follows; Crafters Companion Textures 8x8 Embossing Folder Woodgrain, Apple Blossom Embossing Folder Wine Varieties Drink Trolley, Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 664760 Typewriter by Tim Holtz, Apple Blossom Die Set Cheers! Wine Bottles & Glass Set, Nested Chains (ETL626) – Tattered Lace, John Next Door Media Dies - Chains (3pcs) - JNDMM001 and Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets dies set. Various distress inks and pebeo gilding waxes. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

It’s An Animal Thing – 21st Birthday and Leaving For A New Job

Here are two fun cards made by request. The first was for my friend’s Son celebrating his 21st Birthday, His adores his Pet black Scottie dog and is currently studying small domestic and farm animal care. The second was for someone leaving their current job for a job in a veterinary surgery. I used an assortment of dies of different brands to create these. For details of the dies used, just click on any of the pictures.

Large Half A4 Landscape Animal themed 21st Birthday card made using a variety of dies including; BRIGHT ROSA DIE SET BIRTHDAY WORDS. Quickutz revolution 4 x 4 Limited Edition Dog die, Quickutz 2 x 2 Blue Bird die, Quickutz 2 x 2 Mouse die, Quickutz 2x2 Frog die, Bosscut Baby Bunnies die, Do Crafts Pampered Pets - Layered Dies Sitting Pretty (Cat) and Pampered Pets layered die Dog, Sizzix originals Sheep #2 die, Sizzix originals Pig#2 die, Sizzix Bigz Sassy Serif Numbers dies, Balloon die from Tattered Lace retail therapy florists set and alphabet from the Marianne Designs Karin Joan's Letter Board set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

Sorry you're leaving/New Job card made using various dies including: Quickutz Quickutz 2 x 2 Blue Bird die, Quickutz 2 x 2 Mouse die, Quickutz 2x2 Frog die, Quickutz 2 x 2 Bird House die, Do Crafts Pampered Pets - Layered Dies Sitting Pretty (Cat) and Pampered Pets layered die Dog, Taylored expression patchwork dies and Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Get Well Set. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

Extreme DIY – Celebrating A Birthday Undergoing Major Home Renovations

My Son in law celebrated his birthday recently and has been working hard on home renovations so I used that as the theme for his card. I used quite an assortment of dies to create this. For further details just click on any of the images. The light bulbs were stamped onto shrink plastic. He’s been doing all kinds of things from plumbing, woodwork, painting and demolition so I tried to reflect all of these in his card. Because of the pop up middle I had to put the verse on the back of the card.

DIY themed birthday card made using various dies including ; Unbranded peg board background die, Toolbox Die, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box, Amy Design Die Mans World-Tools Frame, XCUT 24-Piece A5 Die Set, Icons, Marianne Design Craftables Wood Die, Ellison Design / Sizzix Thin Cut Die HARD HAT, All occasion Pipe Works die, Tattered Lace die Happy Birthday (ETL128) and Ellison thin cuts die sign boys zone. Light bulbs stamped onto clear shrink plastic using bulb stamp from the Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special magazine kit, coloured, cut out and then shrunk. Brick pattern on inside achieved using the Hougie score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

DIY themed birthday card made using various dies including ; Unbranded peg board background die, Toolbox Die, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box, Amy Design Die Mans World-Tools Frame, XCUT 24-Piece A5 Die Set, Icons, Marianne Design Craftables Wood Die, Ellison Design / Sizzix Thin Cut Die HARD HAT, All occasion Pipe Works die, Tattered Lace die Happy Birthday (ETL128) and Ellison thin cuts die sign boys zone. Light bulbs stamped onto clear shrink plastic using bulb stamp from the Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special magazine kit, coloured, cut out and then shrunk. Brick pattern on inside achieved using the Hougie score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

DIY themed birthday card made using various dies including ; Unbranded peg board background die, Toolbox Die, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box, Amy Design Die Mans World-Tools Frame, XCUT 24-Piece A5 Die Set, Icons, Marianne Design Craftables Wood Die, Ellison Design / Sizzix Thin Cut Die HARD HAT, All occasion Pipe Works die, Tattered Lace die Happy Birthday (ETL128) and Ellison thin cuts die sign boys zone. Light bulbs stamped onto clear shrink plastic using bulb stamp from the Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special magazine kit, coloured, cut out and then shrunk. Brick pattern on inside achieved using the Hougie score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

 

DIY themed birthday card made using various dies including ; Unbranded peg board background die, Toolbox Die, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Necessities - In the Tool Box, Amy Design Die Mans World-Tools Frame, XCUT 24-Piece A5 Die Set, Icons, Marianne Design Craftables Wood Die, Ellison Design / Sizzix Thin Cut Die HARD HAT, All occasion Pipe Works die, Tattered Lace die Happy Birthday (ETL128) and Ellison thin cuts die sign boys zone. Light bulbs stamped onto clear shrink plastic using bulb stamp from the Indigo Blu Mixed Media Special magazine kit, coloured, cut out and then shrunk. Brick pattern on inside achieved using the Hougie score board. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

Christmas 2020

I was pretty early getting my batch made Christmas cards this year and posted those a few weeks back. I did make special ones for close family and friends to but in my enthusiasm to send them I forgot to photograph them. I used some Fizzy Moon die cut decoupage pads to make Z fold cards ( my favourite card fold ) and managed to get a snap of the one sent to my sister. The others were the same format with different bear designs so no great loss that I I didn’t have pictures. I made some for my friend to send to her sons too, she found some designs on pinterest which she liked so I used those as my inspiration. And finally, the cutest one of all was made for my friends son’s dog Teddy made using a fab stamp and die set from Clearly Creative with the addition of some Christmas extras from a custom made xmas die. Finding words to write in this years cards was also difficult given the year we’ve just had so I wrote my own. Hope you like them.

We miss you in the mornings and we miss you both at night.

We miss giving you kisses and we miss squeezing you tight.

We miss family get-togethers and our nights out on the town.

We miss sharing celebrations and acting like a clown.

We love our chats on WhatsApp, love a walk in the fresh air.

and love helping with the DIY, still showing that we care.

We love to Zoom, for football, catching up on all your news,

and just seeing both your faces, helps to chase away the blues.

So happy Christmas wishes and much love is sent your way.

Looking forward to the special time together Christmas Day.

For now we’re truly grateful that we’re all still safe and well.

Let’s hope in 2021 that COVID goes to Hell !!!

Contemporary Christmas Card 8" x 8" made using various dies including; Sue Wilson Craft Dies - Shadow Box Collection Stitched Square Peg Board for outer mat layer, Spellbinders Hot Foil Plate Christmas Sentiments and small banner dies from JustRite - A2 Card Front Basics Dies set, Wreath circles cut using Tattered Lace Starlights circles die, Deer head cut using die from cover gift of the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine issue 167. Pine branches cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Greens Die Set. Embellished with Wooden tree and snowflake embellishments, bakers twine, metal initials brads, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss and various flat backed pearls and gem stones. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Contemporary Christmas Card 8" x 8" made using various dies including; Sue Wilson Craft Dies - Shadow Box Collection Stitched Square Peg Board for outer mat layer, Spellbinders Hot Foil Plate Christmas Sentiments and small banner dies from JustRite - A2 Card Front Basics Dies set, Wreath circles cut using Tattered Lace Starlights circles die, Deer head cut using die from cover gift of the Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine issue 167. Pine branches cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Greens Die Set. Embellished with Wooden tree and snowflake embellishments, bakers twine, metal initials brads, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss and various flat backed pearls and gem stones. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Z Fold Christmas card made using Fizzy Moon Decoupage pad and Card Making Magic Die Set Merry Christmas Sentiment. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Fun Christmas card for A Pampered Pet Dog made using Clearly Creative Dexter Stamp Set and Matching Clearly Creative Cuts dies plus custom wood die for hat scarf and antlers, Tattered Lace Sentiment dies and Crealies double stitches square dies for silver mat layer. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

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A Blaze Of Poppies For A Heartfelt November Birthday Greeting

I love Heartfelt creations flowers dies and recently have also acquired a few of their 3D Flower Shaping Molds too. They make the most beautiful realistic looking flowers and the shaping molds take a lot of hard work out of creating them. I recently bought the Blazing Poppies stamps set and matching dies and so they were the obvious choice to make a special card for my youngest sister’s November Birthday. I started by making a whole bunch of poppies using the stamps and dies. I created a topper using the poppies and decided to make a pop out gatefold card so that the topper would be a surprise found on opening the card rather than it being on the front. This style of card also makes for a fabulous display on the mantlepiece. I used a couple of additional spellbinders dies to create the poppy centres and the leaves and for the belly band I used Altenew layered stamps and dies from the  ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1 to create single layer poppies.  I used Bright Rosa dies for the sentiments. I found some perfect patterned papers in my stash but was looking for something else to go inside. I ended up creating my own poppy backing paper using  the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . I used distress ink through the stencil and then added detail with a black fine liner pen. The final finishing touch was the addition of some Nuvo Glitter drops in Midnight Sky and Glossy accents to the centres of the poppies. I loved how it turned out and am glad to say my sister loved it too.

Poppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukPoppy themed 8" x 8" Pop Out Gate Fold Card made using Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stamps and matching dies, Heartfelt creations 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold, SPELLBINDERS CREATE A FLOWER POPPY DIE D-LITES, Spellbinders Foliage dies, Bright Rosa Happy Birthday Sentiment dies, Altenew stamps and dies from the ALTENEW Modern Blooms Magazine kit Issue 1. Sister Sentiment is from The Paper Boutiques female relatives die set. The inside poppy patterned backing was created using the stencil from the Altenew cover gift of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 194 . - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

All Of A Flutter – Making Cards Is Hunky Dory

Butterflies have to be one of my all time favourite things to craft with. I have a vast collection of different dies and stamps from all kinds of different brands. I was delighted to get the Hunkydory All of a Flutter matching stamps and dies at a bargain price on ebay. They offer a wide scope of design possibilities but,  for this first time out of the packaging, I’ve kept things simple using them as originally intended to create custom shaped apertures which fit around the stamped images. I’ve not finished these cards as they are in my stash awaiting an occasion to use them. I intend to add coloured which will show through the aperture and add appropriate sentiments when needed. I thought I posts pics anyway to see what you think. I had lots of fun getting messy with these. I started by stamping the image in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing with clear powder. I then painted over the images with masking fluid before colouring the whole card with ink blending. I decided to add some pearlescent ink spritzed and splattered to add extra interest. Once dry, I die cut the apertures and removed the masking fluid and then coloured in the stamped images with marker pens. These examples are all very vibrant but am sure they will look beautiful done in pastel shades too. There is lots of scope for snipping into and layering up of these beautiful butterflies so will be adding this to my ‘to do’ list.

Stamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.ukStamped Aperture cards made using the HunkyDory All Of A Flutter Stamps set and matching dies. Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Images masked with masking fluid then backgrounds made by blending various shades of distress and distress oxide inks and spritzing and splattering with Docrafts pearlescent Spritzing ink. Card fronts die cut, masking fluid removed and images coloured using marker pens. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk