Saturday 15 June 2013

Up next is Nicola!

The second of our April’s Top 3 to join us is Nicola, aka Paper Profusion with this outstanding butterfly box…

Nicola2rs     Nicola3rs
Nicola4rs     Nicola5rs
“I had a butterfly shaped box that needed some redecoration. To meet the 'Die Cuts' theme I've used dies in a few different ways. The most obvious of course are the butterflies cut using every butterfly die and punch that I possess. Two 'on the edge' dies are used to form a rim around part of the box (with grungeboard in between the paper layers). The raised centre panel is texture paste applied through a die cut. Prior to first gesso coat I placed grungeboard die cuts onto the lid for raised texture. Some border dies feature too.
Lots of buffing with distress inks, gilding paste, glass glitter, crackle, frantage, stamping and heat embossing. Finally added pearls and other bits and bobs to make those wings pretty!”
If this doesn’t convince us how well we’re investing every time we buy a die then I don’t know what will. (Hey, let’s face it, there are few of us that need an excuse, lol.) 

Are you still wanting more? We hope so because we’re just half way through and there’s lots more to come yet!

See you soon. xxx


  1. wonderful use of dies and what fun to make!

  2. Wow! This is terrific! Boy, did you get some use out of those dies: a lesson and an inspiration to us all! Julie Ann xxx

  3. Absolute genius - one of my favourite makes anywhere, ever!
    Alison x

  4. Hi Nicola, I have to agree with Alison, I think this is one of the most beautiful creations I have ever seen! It's breathtaking...... Hugs, Anne x

  5. Wow!! Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful and stunningly created. Jennie x

  6. Nicola, Nicola this is absolutely stunning. I agree with all the above comments, this is a star make. Thank you so much for joining us as a guest designer with such an amazing and inspirational project.
    hugs Brenda x0x

  7. Absolutely amazing and beautiful project!! xx

  8. Wow, absolutely mind blowing. The butterflys simply blew me away. I love the vintage and shabby chic it's pretty in trend. This box must of taken a long time to make there's so much detail.


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