Monday, 27 May 2013

A Handmade Embellishment

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone - hope you enjoy the extra day. Today's challenge at Make My Monday is to make a handmade embellishment for your card  - I had great fun with this and ended up making loads!

I made this card for a lovely customer of mine who has recently celebrated a birthday and it's actually a butterfly brooch that's been attached to the card - you can see that in the second photo.
I got the idea from my upline Vicky and another fellow demonstrator Helen who had made theirs using the bird punch. I punched about 5 black, card stock butterflies and glued then one on top of another with Tombow glue. I then punched the butterfly from silver Glimmer paper and also glued that with Tombow. The pin was attached to the back with Crystal Effects. To attach it to the card I punched two small holes and joined then with a cut with a craft knife - the pin then slotted through very easily.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Ink: Certain Celery, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
Paper: Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch
Other: Hole punch, Brooch back, Tombow, Crystal Effects
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Please do pop over and take a look at the wonderful work of the DT this week and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx


  1. Clever idea to make a brooch as embellishment - I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled.

  2. What a lovely idea, gift and card in one
    Rosie x

  3. Die Karte gefällt mir sehr gut.

    LG Ruth

  4. Love mine - thank you Jacqueline !!!! xxx

  5. Such a pretty card, Jacqueline - what a great idea to make your gorgeous embellishment into a brooch.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  6. This is AWESOME, Jacqueline! What a fabulous idea for a handmade card and gift in one! Totally pinning this! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :)

  7. I recognise this! And love it and I really do wear the broach xx

  8. What a wonderful idea and a lovely brooch!

  9. Gorgeous card and broach Jacqeuline .. I love the soft colours of the stamping.
    Suzi B xx

  10. What a gorgeous brooch that glittery butterfly makes Jacqueline and I love the way you've pinned it on a card as an embellishment/gift all rolled into one! Vicky x