Thursday, 1 October 2015

Another item from Ally Pally.... a Thank you card

Hello All
Thank you for popping by. Your visit is valued in all sorts of ways. I'm late (again!) posting as work has been so busy and so I'll try and make this brief. I cannot believe that we are now in October! Where is time going? So Hallowe'en is on the horizon. We go to a couple of Salsa events around that time and dress up - need to sort this year's costumes out but I think we'll be using last year's ones for at least one of them.

I wanted to send a Thank You card and thought I'd use my latest die purchase, bought at Ally Pally. The die does come with 4 separate butterfly dies too but I didn't want to place/use a "solid" butterfly because it needed posting and wanted to keep it flat. I thought I'd paper piece it instead.  It was quite fiddly but it was very satisfying to do. I've since seen Sue Wilson do a technique with texture paste on a die cut, you don't have to be too careful filling in the spaces and then place another die cut of the same image on top and hey presto! any blurry filled in spaces are immediately covered up. I will definitely make more of this style either with glitter or texture paste in different colours and variations. I love CAS cards


6x6" card blank
Serif digikit piece of "material"
Sue Wilson - Butterflies in Flight


  1. Hi Karen
    Considering that its flat, you have created a look of dimension. A beautiful card.
    Thank you for saying I looked younger than you think I am (I think lol!). I've found that being a chunky chick pulls any wrinkles from my face using gravity lol!
    Be good.
    Ang x

  2. Good evening Karen,
    I LOVE your card ... the reason?? I am the very lucky person who has it on display. It's beautiful, I really like what you have done with the little butterflies.
    I don't have that Die ... Yet!! I will be going to SEC Glasgow I. A few weeks and it's on my List!! xxx

  3. Hi Karen this is a gorgeous card. I have that die but I haven't had time to use it yet. I love how you have used yours I must get mine out to play. Hugs Jackie

  4. A lovely card Karen.
    I have this die also bought from ally pally I must post my card so you can see what I have created with it xxxx

  5. Beautiful card Karen ! Love how you made the butterflies.
    Haven't got any texture paints ,yet ...... xxx