Thursday, 1 March 2012


Hello Everyone

And happy Handy Hippo Thursday to you all - I hope you are all well and having a good week.

This week’s card is an A5 tent shape which features a beautiful panel of embossed butterflies and a topper of gorgeous dandelions, stamped and heat embossed in white, both are matted on to gold mirri card. The embellishments are tiny punched and glittered butterflies, you can just about see the glitter in the photograph, and a pretty blue ribbon.

As usual materials used for this project are available from Handy Hippo and if you would like to make the same project then simply click on the magic button below and it will take you directly to a shopping cart that contains everything you would need to make it. Once there, you can simply and easily remove any of the items that you already have in your craft stash.

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Here's how I made the card:
  • Adhere a piece of K & Co patterned paper to the front of a white A5 card base.
  • Using the Wings embossing folder, emboss a piece of brown card measuring 5¾” x 4" and mat it on to gold mirri card measuring slightly larger all round. 
  • Wrap a length of the patterned ribbon, the aqua shade, around the panel.
  • Create the topper by stamping, using VersaMark, the dandelion stamp onto a piece of the K & Co patterned paper and heat emboss with white powder. 
  • Trim the stamped image to the desired size and firstly mat it on to brown card trimmed slightly larger and then mat it on to gold mirri, again measuring slightly larger than the brown mat.
  • Create a greeting topper in the same way using the 'Thanks' stamp and the tiny butterfly from the Everyday Greetings set. Trim the greeting and mat on to a piece of the K & Co paper and gold mirri card.
  • Punch three tiny butterflies.
  • Glue the embossed panel as in the photograph, then set the dandelion topper to the top left, overlapping it slightly. 
  • Using glue gel, fix the butterflies as shown and when set add glitter glue to the bodies and wing tips. 
Once again, I haven't added an insert to the card yet ... I will when I decide to send it to someone. 

Unfortunately, I didn't make it to WOYWW this week ... I've been feeling a bit ropey these last couple of days and consequently been absent from the craft space. In fact, for the first time I'm going to attempt to schedule this post - I doubt I'll be up at midnight as is my usual way of making sure this post goes out on Thursday ... wish me luck :) Will be back as soon as I'm feeling up to it.

In the meantime, happy crafting,


Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, lovely colours and texture :o)
Jackie xx

Neet said...

I knew I wasn't imagining it when I couldn't find you. Oh you poor thing, hope you are soon feeling much better.
That is a a lovely card you decided to share with us for your Handy Hippo. I like the placement of the various elements.
Thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog. Hugs, Neet xx

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

Sorry to read you haven't been feeling too good.

I hope the happiness of Handy Hippo Day makes you feel a little better and that you will soon be fighting fit again.

Loving the make you have shared today!

Beautiful image and I love the colour combo very much.

Take care

Love Jules xx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! So much texture and I like the layout lots. I hope you feel better soon. Take care xx

nessy said...

wow!! what a stunning card ~perfect!
vanessa xx

Bernie said...

Aw Elizabeth sorry to hear you've not been well. Hoping you'll get up in the morning feeling on top of the world.
Your card is absolutely stunning!!! Love the amazing color combo, the layout, the stamped image and those gorgeous embossed butterflies!!!! It just breathtaking!.
Hugs & Blessings

Laura said...

Wow! Such a stunning card Elizabeth, I love all the elements xx