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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Pink and Green Flourish Butterfly

This card was based on a beautiful card that was sent to me by the very talented Angie. You can see her card here (it's the top one!)

This is the card that I made for my matey Loretta for her birthday. I know she has received it so I can post it now.

I decided to make my card a more simple version than the intricate one I received from Angie, and used my new Spellbinders Butterfly Shapeabilities die set.


Using the largest of the butterfly dies, two butterflies were cut from cerise card and white vellum and embossed. A smaller butterfly was also punched from light green glitter card using the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and the three butterflies were layered up along the centre, with the wings loose and fluttering, although you can't see that in the scanned picture. The butterfly was then adorned with Papermania silver shimmer dots.

A panel was die cut from the cerise card using the Labels 1 Nestabilities die and matted with a smaller die cut from the pink rosebud paper from the Papermania Henbury Lane paper pad.

Flourishes were then die cut from the light green glitter card using the Sizzix Sizzlets Flower and Flourish #2 die and attached to the patterned panel beneath the butterfly.

Using silicon glue, three pink paper rosebuds were attached to the patterned paper panel in the bottom left corner.


The sentiment, from the Fiskars Friends Forever Quotes stamp set, was stamped using Versafine Crimson Red archival pigment ink and the corners of the panel were punched with the small corner rounder punch from Avec. This was then matted onto a panel die cut with a Label 8 Nestabilities die and matted over the bottom right corner of the butterfly panel.

Three silver shimmer dots were then added in the top right corner of the card blank.

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

43 comments:

kay said...

fabulous card,x

Sarah said...

Hi Kathleen, gorgeous card! I love the sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Holly said...

Beautiful butterfly! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Jack said...

Beautiful card, love that sentiment. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

Charlene said...

Beautiful card Kathleen...thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy ~ Charlene

Jemima's Jems said...

What a fabulous card,gorgeous butterfly and fab sentiment

Thank you for joining us at MMCS

JJ
xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Kathleen,lovely sentiment.
Wendy xx

jules said...

gorgeous card Kathleen!

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Redrottie said...

gorgeous kathleen xx wowwwww how do you remember so many challenges hehe xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

a beautiful card katex

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, the glittery butterflies are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge.

~@ngie~ said...

its a gorgeous card darl & i bet Loretta woz over-joyed to receive her's too ;o) keep up the great work & good luck with the challenges 8o) love n hugz Angie xXx

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. Lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

Kreativmonster said...

Lovely card! Soooo many challenges! Thanks for playing along with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty - love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at the Bloggers Challenge!

Bunny said...

Beautiful card..xx

Thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck,

Bunny xx GD DS4J

Nadell said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at SFC and FWSM.

Hugs Nadell

The Mama Monkey said...

This is SO pretty! I love that butterfly and how you made it 3D!

Thanks so much for playing with Use It Tuesday!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge
Louise

Paula said...

Fab card Kathleen!!!

Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Companion!!!

Paula DT :D x

http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

laney said...

Beautiful card hun and I love that sentiment!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design would love to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Wendi said...

Such a pretty card the rosebud paper is lovely
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Ida said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkle of your butterfly. Glad you played along for the BC Shimmer Challenge. (It's "Pets" this week, hope you'll join us again.)

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Kathleen..!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful butterfly and pretty papers
Thanks for joining us at Make it Monday
Lisa x
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Gill McCall said...

Lovely card and fits in great with the challenge theme, thanks for playing along
http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at SFC this week...

Hugs
GDT-Bella

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Very Pretty, love all the papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Kristie said...

Very pretty card. I love the pink & green together :) Thanks for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

Carrie's Corner said...

Very pretty card! I love seeing butterflies on cards. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Hugs
Carrie

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love the butterfly and the sentiment is lovely.Thanks for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious....
Mandy x

Starla B. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just love those butterfly Shapeabilities.

Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'. We hope to see you again this week!

xx Star

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! I'm loving that butterfly accent! The colors and design are awesome! Such a beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Squigglefly Triple Digits Challenge last week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Squigglefly Team Leader

Faye said...

What a super card, I absolutely love it and the cutie butterflies too! Thanks for sharing it at MMCS. x

Julie said...

This is so beautiful Kathleen - fabulous colours and design! Juliexx

Manuela said...

Hi.
What a great card. Love the image.
Many thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.
Manuela

Mona E said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

tiggertastic said...

i adore the nesty shapes and colours you have used Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

gerslittlesnippets said...

Beautiful summery card. Love the embossing on your butterfly.
thank you for joining us at BTC&G this month.
Geraldine

Khristen said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft colors.

Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges!

xoxo

Viv said...

Love the bling on your butterfly and the lovely sentiment.
Thanks for playing in The Emerald Faerie Garden. Viv :)

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhh this is stunning- gorgeous work Hun! Thank you so much for playing along with us this fornight at The Emerald Faeries Garden!

Hugz Deb/ Owner

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