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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Red and Green Butterfly Scalloped Circle

Here is the anniversary card that I made for the in-laws. It's their 48th wedding anniversary this year.


The card blank was created by die cutting it with the Marianne Creatables Frame Circle die and it was then embossed.

Layers were die cut using circle Nestabilities dies, cut from pale green linen card and the floral paisley paper from the K&Co Classic McKenna paper pad. These were matted together in the centre of the card.

A butterfly was die cut using the Marianne Creatables Butterfly 2 die from the light green card and coloured with the Marvy Matchables Jungle Green dye ink with a shaving brush and then outlined with Glitz It Pear Green glitter glue.

Small light green gems from the Anita's Gem Wheel were then added along the body of the butterfly.



The sentiment, from Stamps Away, was stamped onto the patterned paper using Versafine Crimson Red archival pigment ink but as it didn't show up too well, I traced over the top with a red Sakura Stardust pen.

I also decorated the inside of the card using circles of the green card and patterned paper, and the sentiment, from the Papermania Mix and Match Scrolls and Sentiments stamp set, was also stamped using the Crimson Red ink.


And I finally got to use my new personalized stamp that I bought from this ebay seller. I stamped it up with the Crimson Red ink and matted it onto the patterned paper and green card die cut with Nestabilities Circle and Big Circle dies.


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

74 comments:

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card ... love the stamp tooooo happy crafting and love sandy xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

An absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for entering it into the Make My Monday challenge. Suzanne B

Christine L said...

Your card is beautiful Kathleen!
Hugs
Christine x

Fiona Keel said...

exquisite card, as always, Kathleen, love the personalised back stamp, Fi x

Kerry said...

Beautiful card. The butterfly is adorable. Thanks for playing along with The Craft Garden challenge this month.

Cazro said...

Your card is a stunner, sadly, I need to ask you to check our blog and the rules. Thanks for adding us at Make My Monday. Hope to see you again. Caz

tiffany said...

oh this is so lovely!! shape and colors are gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Craft Garden =) Tiffany

maxine said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Little Claire for this months challenge x

gillnstu said...

really beautiful, the colours are lovely - Gill xxx

anne said...

simply stunning.. i saw this on make it monday and wanted to come in for a closer look... thanks for sharing...

Lori Apgar said...

Love this card...especially the butterfly!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!

CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, you really are a fantastic card maker. I love the butterfly too. Lee x

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card - gorgeous butterfly.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

Sandra said...

Super card love the stamp image :) Sandra H

Julie M said...

Oh that's pretty, Kathleen - I love the shape of the card - and that beautiful big butterfly.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful butterfly. I like the shaped card, and the colours work so well together. Kate x

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

beatiful card, Kathleen! Love the personalized stamp too for it looked like an added embellie or sentiment which blended well with the card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Kath
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing on the circle and that is one gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this week.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Beautiful card and wonderful elegant butterfly! Thank you for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge and good luck!
Hugs,
Georgia

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Debbie said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspiration for our Summertime challenge.

Hugs
Debbie

Linda B said...

I love this card... just stunning!!!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
Linda B

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Kathleen - what a pretty card - I love all of your dies - thye are so effective! Gorgeous colours and bling! Love your Blog name - I know it had to have Australia tied into it somewhere - I am in the Nations Capital! Thank you for joining us for the Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we love to see you!! Thank you for your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Great card, wonderful punch work. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Heather said...

What a beautiful shaped card!
I esp love the lacy blinged out butterfly!

Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.
www.freshbreweddesigns.com

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Stunning card! Love the butterfly.

Jill said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the shape and that butterfly is wonderful! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

Anne Bente said...

wawww it is beautiful

100000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring

Aud Kirsten said...

Beautiful card, Kathleen.
Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
Hugs:)

Ann Whitfield said...

This is really lovely Kathleen, Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Donna said...

Gorgeous shaped card and love the butterfly with the bling. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop 'Anything Goes' challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

Lisa Somerville said...

wonderful card - love the added embossing to the scallop and the beautiful butterfly!

Karen said...

Hi,
I'm popping in from MIM to say that this is a truly lovely creation! Love the embossing and the butterfly and the persnalized bit and all of it!! Hugs, Karen.xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really pretty card - love that die cut shape.
Thanks for joining our 'bling' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Gaynor said...

Beautiful card, I love that butterfly, thank you so much for sharing with us at Craft your passion, good luck, Gaynor DT xx

Kathy said...

So elegant. Really like the embossed die cut shape. So glad you could join the challenge at Phindy's Place this week.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Totally gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at CYDA this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL,hope you join us next Time.xxx

Bianca said...

What a fab card! I love the interessting new look! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

PokSa said...

Your card is so beautiful. I'm stunning. Great work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

WeirdCat said...

This is very pretty, love the colour combo, thank you for joining us at DDSC this week
Ruth x

kurlygirl said...

Wow, this is just stunning! I love the design, the butterfly... everything! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Summertime Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely! Kim

Carol said...

Beautiful card, love the fancy shape.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful card.All the dies you used work so well together. And I love your colors. Thanks for joining this weeks Art Impressions challenge.
Barbara AI-DT

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! Love the butterfly and the papers are beautiful!
Thanks for joining the fun at Sentimental Sundays this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

CraftyGirl said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing on it! Thanks for taking on our circle challenge at Frosted Designs this week!

barb :)

kris said...

Wonderful birthday card!! i especially adore that beautiful butterfly!! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts! Good Luck!

Shelly's Images said...

Hi Kathleen!

Congratulations on being chosen as our Bronze Medal award winner this week at Shelly's Images. We love your project!

Please visit the BLOG for all the details on your Bronze Medal win this week.

Mona E said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...Mona

Jessica said...

Super card - I love the butterfly. Jxx

Martina said...

really nice card! thanks for playing along at CUYL!!

xx M.

nessy said...

wow this card is so unusual ...stunning!
vanessa xx

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Lovely card, that butterfly is so delicate and gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Summertime challenge, good luck x

Lizy said...

This is so lovely Kathleen! I'm sure it was very well received! And thanks for the link to the stamp...am going to look for one for me now! :)

Thanks for joining in our challenge at Ooh La La :)
Lizy DT x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Beautiful! Love the shape and the butterfly! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is great - thanks so much for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

Del said...

Must be your lucky day Kathleen WD. A little something here too :
http://designedbydel.blogspot.com/2011/08/drum-roll-blog-award.html

Marie said...

Beautiful card!

Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Ida said...

How pretty! Love the Butterfly Die you used. So glad you joined in on the BC Embossing Challenge last week. Drop in again this week as we tackle a "color challenge."

Maria Matter said...

this is beautiful Kathleen!! the butterfly is fabulous!
hugs & blessings!

Chrissy said...

48 years married...blimey..well, they are certainly getting lovley card.Lovely.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Tammy L said...

a gorgeous card. I love the unique shape and that butterfly is amazing.
Great job! Thanks for joining our challenge at Lollipop Crafts this week.
Tammy DT

Mary J said...

Simply beautiful Kathleen! Love the colours you've chosen too! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Awesome job on your card!

Thanks for joining us this week for the challenge at Come and Get It!

Shell~Alaska♥

Rush'd Lady said...

Cute card! I love round cards, but have difficulty finding the right size envies. what do you use?

Jennifer Scull said...

this is really pretty!
thanks so much for playing along in the Kaboodle Doodles 'In the Garden' challenge this week! :)

laney said...

super card hun!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Daisychain said...

Thanks for joining our ‘Summertime’ challenge at Creative Inspirations with such a lovely card. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

Homes in Markham said...

Beautiful card as well as that butterfly is adorable. I like to appreciate for playing along with The Craft Garden challenge this month. you are very talented to work with it.

mum of two said...

What a beautiful card. I love the butterfly you chose, it's so summery! I am sorry it has taken me so long to comment on your project, but blogger has been making me nuts... Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime this week :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

StampingStace said...

A stunning card, very clever!
Stacey x

wall mounted first aid cabinet said...

Gorgeous shaped card and wonder to watch the butterfly with the bling. Your card is beautiful Kathleen. Good to hear that you entering it into the Make My Monday challenge.

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