Thursday, April 17, 2014

Butterfly card

I'm probably not unusual in that I have loads of designer paper that's never even been cut into. That was the case with these papers, from a Cosmos Cricket stack I got ages ago. I had to make something for a "Printed Paper" swap, and this is what I came up with.

The sketch is the current Sketch Saturday Sketch, #305.  The center circle is the same paper as the base.  The orange/white/gray layer has distress ink on all the edges -- the original paper is made to look distressed around the edges, so I had to keep the theme when I cut the paper. The pretty white filigree die cut was an RAK gift, and I added some black half pearls to draw a little more attention to it.

The butterfly is cut out of coordinating paper and topped with a vellum filigree butterfly. (The dies are from Simon Says; they come separately, and I frequently use one or the other, not always together.)

This card is for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Winged Things
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday:  Animal Antics
Sketch Saturday: #305
Creative Inspiration: Lots of Layers (I count the filigree and both butterfly dies as layers, resulting in a total of 6)
Word Art Wednesday #128: Anything Goes.


  1. Beautiful card, Sandy! I love the papers and design! Thanks for joining us for Sketch Saturday this week!

  2. Very pretty! You did an amazing job with that butterfly. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  3. Isn't it amazing how butterflies are always in? Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your beautiful project in our Word Art Wednesday challenge.

  4. This card has some great movement to it! Love the pattern paper with all those swirls. Looking good!

  5. Gorgeous, love all the die cuts especially the vellum butterfly, stunning. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

  6. This is gorgeous, Sandy! I love how you combined those two dies. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Animal Antics!


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