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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.

Butterfly tag by Caroline Shinnie

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 Stamps Used
Ink pads Used 
Other supplies 
Clear embossing powder
Adhesive gems, 
Wire for antennae (bend with small pliers)
Plain white card tag (you can make your own by using a rectangle with the top two corners sliced off and a hole punched in the middle at the top)
Scrap of coordinating ribbon
Die cut scrolls, leaves or flourishes 
butterfly blog 1
butterfly blog 3 butterfly blog 2

How to Make

Take a plain white tag, and swipe the Olive Brilliance Ink pad across it several times to give a patchy background. Then, stamp over this base with the different flower heads from the Dandelion Dreams set using the Olive and Silver Brilliance ink pads. Randomly stamp the Medieval background using black Versafine ink, without using an acrylic block, so that you get little patches of the pattern. Quickly cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set. Afterwards, add the Black Soot Distress ink around the edges with an Ink Duster or Cut and Dry foam.

To make the butterfly embellishments, randomly stamp a piece of scrap card with the solid flower stamps from the Dandelion Dreams set using the colours Victorian Velvet and Olive. When this is dry, stamp the butterfly outline from the Flutterby set in Black Versafine over it and cut out. For the body of the Butterfly, make a paper bead from a long triangular strip of lightweight card stamped with the Medieval background and then rolled into a bead shape. Try experimenting with different widths and lengths of card for different effects. Add jewels to the centre of the flowers on the butterfly wings and attach the wire antennae into the centre of the rolled bead before attaching to the butterflies. Stick the butterflies to the tag, with some die cut scrolls or flourishes, and to finish it off, add a ribbon. Use as a tag or attach to the front of a card.

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  1. maria clarke

    hi caroline, thank you for the blog update. having a recipe on how you made the tag is great. keep them coming sweetie xxxx

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