greeting cards

Butterflies and flowers

Greetings card with hollyhocks and butterflies and cogs scattered in the background.

I have a few more cards to write up (I got so far behind with my blogging it’s ridiculous), but this is the last of the Power Poppy designs for now. When this image and the one I used for the Mother’s Day card were released as digi stamps in February, I just couldn’t resist them.

On the original image, the disc is a clock face; however, I wasn’t sure that highlighting time passing was necessarily appropriate for something that will probably get used as a birthday card, so I edited the numbers out before printing it. I can also use that space for a sentiment later.

Close-up of one of the butterflies.

I often have problems with knowing how to finish cards that have one big coloured image on them: they always feel like they need something, but I’m never sure what. This time though, I had the idea to add rub-on swirls to the corners and luckily I had some that fit nicely with a little bit of trimming.

This is the first card I’ve made in ages that hasn’t been made for a particular person (my card stash is still a bit excessive). Maybe I should turn a few more of my coloured pieces into cards…

Close-up of two of the butterflies on the card.

Copic markers:

flowers – B63, RV95, RV93, RV91
flower centres – BV20, E43, E41
leaves/stems – R14, YG97, YG95, YG93
buds – YG95, YG93, YG91, RV93
cogs – B66, E59, E57, E23
disc – E57, E23, YG91
butterfly (small) – BV20, G40, YG0000, Y0000
butterfly (top left) – BV20, YG00, G40, YR04
butterfly (top right) – BV20, YR04, Y06, R14, W8
butterfly (bottom) – BV20, YR04, YG00, W6


  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – time to fly
  • embellishments:
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    Papermill Direct – plain – dark violet
Card displayed on a mini wooden easel.

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