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Distressed Butterfly Card

Right back at the start of my stamping journey I purchased a job lot of stamps from eBay and there are a number I have never used. There is nothing wrong with them, I just do not reach for them. I think the main reason is that they are rubber and I have much more experience, so feel more comfortable with clear stamps. One such stamp is the butterfly on the front of this card.

The stamp is by crafty Individuals and I only stamped it initially to see how it stamped. From that innocent action came this card.

A full video tutorial is available on my YouTube channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

What I used
A6 White Card Base
White Card for Stamping
Butterfly Stamp from Crafty Individuals
Blending Tool
Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs, Brushed Corduroy, Bundled Sage and Antique Linen 
Large Luggage Tag Nesting Die
Washi or Masking Tape
Foam Squares
Sentiment Stamp


Stamp the butterfly on a piece of white card in Gathered Twigs. Distress the card with Brushed corduroy and a blending tool

On the white card base, mask areas in straight strips for your chosen background design

Using Bundled Sage and Antique Linen I blended strips, alternating colours. This was then spritzer with water and dried with a heat tool. The entire card base was then blended over to create a distressed look with brushed corduroy, spritzer and dried. Gathered twig ink was used to stamp the sentiment in the top left corner.

The butterfly image was cut out using a luggage tag nesting die and threaded with twine.

This was then attached to the card base using foam squares.

Thank you for reading 

Mrs H xx


  1. This is fab, and also great to use things that we forget about or don't often use. Great idea. xx

    1. Yes I agree it is like getting crafty post when you find things you haven't used

  2. Love the butterfly tag and great blended background-I have been trying to use a lot of my neglected stash too
    Carol x


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