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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.

Purple Butterfly Card by Caroline Shinnie

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Stamps Used 
 
 
 
Inkpads Used 
 
 
 
Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo, Milled Lavender 
 
Other items used
 
8x8 card blank, purple card, clear embossing powder, cie cut corners, ribbon, white detail pen, 
 
To make the background, cut a square of purple card, about an inch smaller than your card blank. Stamp using Black Memento, the small butterfly, the flight sentiment and the butterfly script randomly all over. Stamp in Victorian Velvet the small leaves and flower. Take the Daisy Daisy mask and place in the centre of the purple card and run through an embossing machine. Then using a white detail pen add markings to the butterfly and stitch detail around where the edge of the mask was. Distress the edges and curl the corners, then stick it to the card blank. Add 4 die cut corners.
 
For the topper use a smaller piece of white card, curl and distress the edges as before. Stamp the large butterfly in Black Versafine and use clear embossing powder. Paint it with Vintage Photo distress ink. On another piece of card, stamp the butterfly again and paint it with Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender and Vintage Photo. Cut out just the body and the wings and stick it to the topper. Glue just the body so the wings lift up. Stamp and emboss the sentiment using the Stitched Alphabet set, cut out and add it to the card. Finish with a ribbon.

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  1. Heather Harrison

    Firstly I never thought of leaving a comment on the blog before but I just want to say how lovely all the cards are that are put on. I really like this one the colours are different. Thank you caroline for all the instructions you leave for us to try. Keep up the good work.

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