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Friday, 8 April 2011

Mauve, Pink & Silver Butterfly Frame

Thought it was about time I uploaded this card to my blog. I made it last year but for some reason it's been sat in my drafts for a while.

A circle was die cut from white card using a Nesties die and the butterfly image from the Penny Black Enjoy Life stamp set was stamped using Versacolor Black pigment ink and heat embossed with PSX silver embossing powder. The image was then coloured using Copic sketch markers and highlighted with Glitz It Lilac glitter glue.

The edge of the circle was then lightly coloured with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink and silver embossed.

The Fleur de Lys circle frame stamp, from the Papermania Hampstead Icons and Sentiments stamp set, was stamped and silver heat embossed onto pink card and die cut using a circle Nesties die. This was matted onto a die cut mauve circle and a Big Scalloped circle die cut from silver mirror card and embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.

A panel of the mauve patterned paper, from a pad of Kate Knight designed papers I got free with a magazine, was distressed around the edges with the Dusty Concord and Black Soot Tim Holtz distress inks.

A strip of the silver mirror card was punched with the XCut Scallop border punch and embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. A strip of the pink card was matted on top and a length of white and silver organza ribbon was tied around it.

The strip was added across the patterned paper panel and this in turn was matted onto panels of the pink and silver mirror card.

Clear 'Patti's Pretties' dewdrops were then added in each of the corners of the patterned paper.

Here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:


Teresa said...

Oooh Kathleen I love this one, gorgeous colours and layout, its beautiful

Margarets designer cards said...

Wow what a lovely card, gorgeous card, image and colour.

Dawn said...

Such a lovely card! Striking colours!
Thanks for sharing it with us at My Grafico this month!
Dawn xxx

Motherhen3 said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our Spring Blog Challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Anonymous said...

WOW, a very pretty card, love the colours.

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Huggies Angel

Muckyfingers said...

Lovely card :)
Thanks for joining in with us at Paperplay this week!
Annette xXx

arnold77 said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen. Sandra x (DecOCards DC)

Anonymous said...

Hello a very beautiful card and a great design.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

Carol S. said...

A very pretty card, love the colours. (I am married to an Australian)Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our Spring challenge. Carol S. LCDT x

Michelle said...


I can't believe you kept this beautiful card hidden away for so long.
The layout is just fabulous and I love the silver border. Just gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing over at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Barbara said...

What a pretty card, Kathleen. I just love the colors and all the silver:)Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cowgirl for our "Easter/Spring" Challenge. We hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge. XX

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

lovely card! great image and colours! thanks for joining us at MyGrafico and Creative Cowgirls!

Pankti said...

Very elegant project. My favorite color with elegant butterfly... Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico.


downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful creation thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

rosie said...

gorgeous colours. fab image x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for sharing your project with at CRAFT this week.

Good Luck

Kerry x

skated said...

gorgeous card, love the butterfly and the colours

Kate xxx

carol said...

sweet card, thanks for playing along with craftycatz this week, x carol

jackiescrafts said...

A lovely card in fab colours, thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

gillnstu said...

what a lovely card, think I have now sussed how to leave a comment [hope so]
Gill xxx

kay said...

this is gorgeous,fancy having it hidden away,x

PokSa said...

Beautiful work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Patchi said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossed details! Thanks for joining Party Time Tuesday this week and I hope to see more of your cards soon!


Miss Molly said...

The embossing on this elegant card is to subtle yet makes a difference! I love this card!

So glad you shared it with us at Party Time Tuesdays!! Good Luck and see you next Tuesday!

Bianca said...

Your card is so very lovely! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Deborah said...

Gorgeous! Love that purple!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
Greets Deborah

Nadell said...

Fantasic card - I love butterflies. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Ren-Yi said...

A beautiful card. I love the silver & pink combination and the metallic swiss-dotted layer is absolutely fab. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

Mau xx said...

Love this Kathleen, gorgeous colour and the silver looks great. xx

Guylaine said...

very cute!!
Thanks for joining us at craft us crazy.

Mami Doodles said...

Great card, love the deep colours on it. Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Kim said...

The embossing is gorgeous. Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Bev said...

beautiful card...
thanks for playing along at Party Time Tuesdays.. hope to see you again soon.. hugs Bev PTT DT

Mina said...

wow Kathleen what a great colour combo, beautifully designed...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, fab colour combo.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our critters galore challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Kiki said...

This is really fantastic! Love the butterfly and the colours you've used!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna 6 Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

lesleyworth said...

Gorgeous! The color combo you used is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe.

Neil said...

Lovely card, fab layout and colours. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man.

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