I don't often use pre-printed images in card making, but this one appealed to me, as did the technique that was used for foiling.
The tutorial, with the images, is on the Graphics Fairy Site here
I was really happy with the outcome, and the card went into the mail almost immediately.
The foiling was done in crimson, and went really well with the rhododendron image on the print out - there were various sentiment strips and I chose these ones for this specific card
There were stamps and butterfly images as additional ephemera also.
All the elements were sponged with Tea Dye D.I. before using, and the butterflies were adhered on their bodies only, so their wings were free to be lifted up for added dimension.
I finished the inside of the card with another strip of foiling in red.
I love the way that the technique gives a distressed look to the end result.
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The technique was a 'first' for me