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by Julie Brooks

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Monday, 16 July 2012

more Design Team Pretty Little Prints cards

Hi folks

Just a quick one from me tonight to share with you the other cards I made for Craftwork Cards recently to help promote their new Pretty Little Prints range. I was thrilled to see most of my cards on the Craftwork Cards stand at the Summer Crafting show in Doncaster at the weekend and I hope they helped provide inspiration to customers considering buying the lovely products on offer there.

This was the first card I made with the new range and it's still my favourite! The butterflies were cut from some of the embossed paper and coloured using Memento Rose Bud ink. The number is one of Craftwork Cards chipboard numbers covered with the striped paper, which I love!

I cut the front of the card in half vertically and then fixed the inked embossed frame so that it sat evenly over the left and right sides of the card when closed. The butterflies were made by stamping them in a dark plum ink onto the reverse of the pink floral paper and cutting them out, so the ink stamped side looks like the darker underneath of a butterfly's wings. The flowers were cut by hand after using a Craftwork Cards Retro Bloom as a template.

Another view to see more of the "front"

Great for a male birthday! I deliberately placed the two orange squares on the left and the two blue ones on the right because I wanted to wrap twine around one blue square and mail tag thread around one orange square, (inked with the same blue as the two blue squares), and I didn't want the two "twined" squares next to eachother or on the same side of the card! I also distressed the squares a little after inking them by running an emery board lightly over them to reveal the white core.

I used various colours of VersaMagic Chalk ink for the embossed strips and frame. I love how the inks bring out the patterns in the embossed papers.

These butterflies were punched from the striped paper using a Martha Stewart All-over-the-page Classic Butterfly punch. I also punched out some tiny daisies from the scraps left over - never throw away those little scraps of papers!
OK, that's all from me for today. I'll be back later in the week but in the meantime, enjoy your crafting, take care and see you soon.

Love from me xx