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Hi, Sarah here.

I want to use the blog to let you know about what's going on at Inky Doodles, in my head and in the wider world of stamping and papercraft so that you too can be inspired and create something amazing!

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With the help of the wonderful Caroline Shinnie I hope to be able to show a card or project with instructions most days.

Red and White Butterfly by Caroline Shinnie

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A brilliant idea from Caroline - emboss your envelopes!!  This is something that hadn't occurred to me but it looks really fab and unusual. 



Stamps used: A5 In Stitches, A5 Happiness Is

Ink pads: Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Other items: Country Mask, die cuts swirls, buttons, 6 x 6 inch card blank and envelope

For the background, firstly stamp the stitched ring from In Stitches and the butterfly from Happiness is in Rhubarb Stalk in the center of your card blank.  Next, cover it with the Country mask and run it through an embossing machine. Stamp the small flowers in the debossed squares. For the embellishments stamp a butterfly and 3 each of the flowers in Rhubarb Stalk, then cut them out and distress the edges with the same ink. You don't need to cut out the butterfly's antennae since you've alredy stamped it on your base card. Add the butterfly over the other one just by gluing the body. Shape the flowers and put the smaller ones into the centre of the larger ones. Add to the card with some die cut swirls and buttons for the flower centres.
If you are giving your card in person, why not decorate the envelope? Stamp the butterfly twice on the front of the envelope and one on the flap. Then simply run the envelope through a embossing machine using a Country Mask.




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  1. Heather Harrison

    Sorry I'm always late commenting. This is a lovely card. I would never have thought to use this colour but its really nice. The idea of embossing the envelope is such a good idea. Well done Caroline.

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  2. Lea

    Fab card. I'm not one for red but it suits this card x

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