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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

LIm week 51 Theme. Cut it Out

Chrissie and Mandi of LIM fame would like us to make a card with an aperture...not my favourite thing! ..but had a go and here's mine.
 I 've had a little play in photoshop to try and show up the cream of the card. The original photo is at the bottom of the post.

I stamped the butterflies from TH Papillon onto the base card with DI  Vintage Photo, coloured with Faber Castell  crayons then cut out the wings.  I then cut out an aperture in the top card just slightly smaller than the image . The aperture and the card are edged with Promarker,Tan. the Promarker has soaked into the card a bit and looks smudgy in places but i quite like it.


Here you can see the aperture with the wings of the butterflies and moths lifted out.






                        Close up view of the wings










I would have preferred to stamp directly onto the card with the greeting but I'd already stuck  down the top card to the base! with sticky pads to raise it up a bit... It would've been an uneven servise to achieve a good result..perhaps I aught to have left off the greeting :)


This is the untidy inside ... will cover it with some card to hide it! lol

the light is not good for photography at the mo so not the best photographs. the card is actually a soft cream but it's showing more like white

Enjoy your day
take care
xx Suzi B xx

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23 comments:

Papillon said...

Hi Suzi-long time no see! Those butterflies are simply gorgeous-love the delicate colouring. xx

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Suzi.... there's something really nostalgic about this card!
Just super.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Gorgeously elegant.
Wishes
Lynne

Aileen said...

Very delicate butterflies. Beautiful card. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card Suzi, I love the butterflies fluttering off the page, brilliant idea, Gay xxx

Mrs.B said...

This is a gorgeous card, and the butterflies look so delicate.
Avril

Aquarius said...

This is such a clever idea and something a bit different with an aperture - good thinking. The butterflies look nicely delicate.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Suzi
Fabby butterflies .....love the images ....
Hugs Sylvie
xxxx

Craftychris said...

I love butterflies and your card is gorgeous xx

Scrapmate said...

Beautiful card.

Paula Whittaker said...

great card Suzi

Vicky Hayes said...

What a wonderful idea! The butterflies are so beautifully coloured and I love the way you've expertly cut just the wings out. Vicky x

Netty said...

Loving the subtle aperture and its a gorgeous card, perfect. x

Brenda Brown said...

So creative and beautifully made Suzi. xoxox

Danni said...

This is one gorgeous card!! I love what you've done here! I hope that we see you again at my flutter by challenge and thank you for letting me know that this didn't qualify for this week's challenge! :)

Victoria said...

This is just gorgeous! I love how you've positioned the butterflied within the aperture - it makes for a really elegant card.

Sasha said...

Fabulous card, Suzi! I love butterflies and yours look gorgeous!

Viv said...

Fab card, well done :O) Viv xx

Valerie said...

Love it Suzi it looks like something you'd see under glass in a museum! Love the slight shabbiness from the bleeding of the PM, a fabulous vintage image:)
Val x

lainey said...

Stunning card, love it. lainey x

Mandi said...

Superb card Suzi
Looks like it should be in a frame on the wall

Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

daqadoodles said...

Lovely card!

suzARTe said...

The cut out flowers look beautiful, had to take a closrr look from MIM