I must admit it's been a couple of days since I blogged. Although I've not blogged I've tried to keep up with everyone else's blogs...if I've missed anyone I do apologise.
I've been thinking a lot about friends today. When I moved home to Northamptonshire I left some very dear friends back in Gloucester. I must admit I'm very, very lucky to have some amazing friends (both here and in Gloucester). I spent some time with three of my friends last week...I hadn't realised just how much I missed 'my girls'! Unfortunately this week it is back to normal. I made these cards with my friends in mind. I saw a similar card over on the Clearly Besotted blog - the post was from back in February 2013 (unfortunately I can't find the link) and I thought it was perfect for what I wanted to say.
The cards are all the same apart from the butterflies. This set has all different patterns of butterflies. I backed a square of white card onto Kraft card. I stamped the sentiment which was a freebie from a magazine. I die cut the butterflies out and then messed a couple up when I tried to stamp them. I also then tried stamping then die cutting but couldn't line the die up properly (any tips would be gratefully received). Because the stamps aren't clear stamps it's really difficult to line it up. In the end I worked out that I should die cut then hover over the stamp with the butterfly and place it onto the inked stamp. Next time I may use low tack tape to attach the butterfly to my stamping tool then stamp it. I finished each butterfly with green gems. I'm pleased with them anyway....Lea x