Figures and Butterflies Mixed Media Cards

It’s been quite a busy time for me the last few months. I fell rather sick early March and was pretty much useless around that time. And I had a month-long trip in the US at the end of March. But I’m back now with a bunch of mixed media cards that I’m going to send to several folks I met in Portland.

I participated in a mail art exchange and the theme was “figures”. I immediately thought of numbers when I saw it because I’m quite a literal person. As I was working on the cards, I thought of checking out the Simon Says Stamp challenges, and lo and behold, the Monday Challenge was themed “We’ve Got Your Number“, where you just had to add a number anywhere on your project. What a coincidence!

As you can see, I have many numbers all over the background. The butterfly was lightly inked with Distress Inks and fussy cut from an old Kaisercraft stamp.

I created the background on a white 12×12 cardstock and simply tore scraps out of scrap paper, threw on a bunch of Distress Paints and Stains, added Texture Paste and sprays, stamped a few “number” related images here and there. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it out.

I made 12 of these mini cards (I think it’s around a 4-bar card size) and have another 3 cards to make as I have 15 recipients to send to. Fun!


  1. Maura says:

    Fantastic mix of collage and mediums, Lyn! Love how you have incorporated the numbers! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

    • lyn says:

      Thank you so much, Andrea! It was quite coincidental that the SSS challenge were numbers and I was halfway making projects incorporating numbers. I rather enjoy doing mixed media backgrounds for cards and I think I ought to do more 🙂

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