I decided it was time that my picture perfect flower die had a first outing - it is a Memory Box die, but appears to have been discontinued... red face as it shows how long I have had it...
I started with a monoprint from the back of a stencil, taken after I had been having an afternoon experimenting...
The die was cut from white cardstock and coloured - the edge I used an acrylic gold paint on, the rest was coloured using watercolours. The flower was layered, and in retrospect, I should have made the bottom layer a darker purple.
The sentiment was a magazine freebie and gold embossed - this was cut into a double ended fishtail banner - I layered it over some gold glitter paper that I had also used to punch the butterflies from.
The inside was decorated with more punched butterflies
The envelope I used some paper punched butterflies, adhered them with removeable glue tape, and sprayed it with a gold mica paint, then removed the butterflies to give a negative image.
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