Crafts Beautiful magazine projects

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This month we are making...

Best wishes card

Be inspired by nature with Moira Butler’s feminine stamped and embossed design.

You will need:

  • Stamps: Crafty Individuals, C1-135; Imagination Crafts, Decoupage,
    butterfly: Cavallini & Co, butterfly; sentiments
  • Ink-pads: silver, watermark, mauve
  • Embossing powders: Mica, Cosmic Shimmer; clear
  • Card: lilac, pale lilac
  • Ribbon, lilac spotted
  • Flat-back gems, purple
  • String, silver
  • Char, butterfly
  • Sticky pads

To make:

1. Make a lilac card blank, 8.5cm x 18cm. Stamp butterflies onto lilac card, 8cm x 16.5cm, with a watermark ink-pad.

2. Add a best wishes sentiment to the bottom in silver and a Crafty Individuals butterfly stamp with watermark ink, brushing it over with Mica powders.

3. Cut out three butterfly squares and ink the edges in mauve. Attach ribbon to middle of the stamped card and secure the three butterfly squares with sticky pads.

4. Stick gems to the body of the middle butterfly. Tie silver string threaded with a butterfly charm twice around this card. Mount onto pale lilac card, then to the blank.

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These are just a taster of the fantastic makes and projects available on the Crafts Beautiful website and in the Craft Area of My WI.