Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Friendship | I Will Always Be There for You with Lydia Evans

Hi there this is Lydia and I'm here sharing with you my second post as Talent In Residence. Today I'm going to be focusing on how smaller dies can create a big impact on a card if they are used in multiples. I have chosen to use one of the small butterflies from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.

So to start I took a piece of watercolour card, and moistened it with clear water. Once the piece was all wet I dropped in watercolour randomly until the piece was mostly covered. I left some spaces on the card as I like the effect when the butterflies are cut and they have lots of difference in shade and colour on them. Once the piece was dry I took the small butterfly die from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and cut it as many times I could from the painted piece.


The card layer and tag shape are also from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways, I must say that this is a must have die set as there are so many things that you can do with it. I cut the largest of the scalloped card layers from a piece of woodgrain card and the tag from some smooth white cardstock. Once I cut the tag I added the sentiment from A Tree For All Seasons, I just love the sentiments and fonts on this set- although this is an autumn set the sentiments can be used all year round. I added the tag in place on the card layer with some foam tape.


Once the tag was in place I took the die-cut butterflies and played around with them flowing up the card before sticking them down. To finish I added some clear sequins and some liquid pearls. I really hope you liked my card today and have a go yourself of using small dies to create a big impact.

See you again soon, Lydia.




  1. DELIGHTFUL card Lydia!!!
    LOVE your fluttering watercolour butterflies and sweet sentiment tag!!!

  2. Beautiful card!! Love the butterflies..

  3. Lovely card, the woodgrain paper and scalloped and stitched edges are perfect for the butterflies

  4. WOW, gorgeous, great way to make the tiny butterflies stand out!!

  5. I just LOVE this card - such beauty in those watercolored butterflies!

  6. Beautiful card with such a sweet, tender-hearted message!! It feels like love!!!

  7. Friendship greeting cards are used by people to share their love and emotions. It is pretty exciting how different people agree when it comes to sending friendship greeting cards. Jättinalle


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