Tuesday, 8 November 2016

A Snowflake is a Winter's Butterfly

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + Q is for Quotes and/or Quick Silver'.  I thought that this quote was perfect for the challenge, particularly at this time of year. 


I covered a card blank with pearlised silver paper. The quote is computer generated and printed  on white card.   I positioned the quote in a Sheila Douglass 'Frosty Ice' embossing folder so it appeared in the plain part of the folder, before running it through my Big Shot.  The butterfly was die cut in white and silver using Poppystamps 'Elsa Butterfly' and 'Lyndon Butterfly' dies.  The butterfly is attached just in the middle and foam pads make the wings stand up.   Three clear gems were used for the body to add a bit of sparkle.  I finished off my card by adding some MB 'Twilight Snowflakes' die cuts in the corners.  Snippets of white and silver were used for the butterfly and snowflakes, so I'll be off to share my card in the Playground.

I am joining in the following challenges:

30 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful Liz, I love the combination of the butterfly and the gorgeous embossed border. The sentiment is lovely and works perfectly with the other elements on your card. Well done.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  2. Stunning card Liz. The white pearlized paper looks amazing embossed and your design is so delicate. Thank you for playing along with Crafty Boots 'Things with Wings' Challenge.

    Dionne

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  3. I choose the same quote for my card for the butterfly challenge :D but I haven't had still time to take the photos and write my post. :(
    Lovely CAS, with a striking design, love the embossing all around and the sweet butterfly, a great dimensions! Amazing work, well done!

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    1. Just realised that Jane Willis had already used the same quote for her Butterfly Challenge card too! LOL! xx

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    2. I believe Di was thinking of using the same quote too! It's hardly surprising though, as it is perfect for the challenge and for the time of year, and it's fascinating to see how differently the same quote can be used. Your card is wonderful, Liz, the white on white background is so elegant
      Jane

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  4. Gorgeous card Liz love the embossing

    Anne

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  5. Even funnier Liz - Janr and I had been emailing about the quote when she used it and it WAS going to be used for my Sunday Snippets card and Mrs A's challenge at the same time and I had a very similar design to your beautiful card in mind! Yours knocks spots off anything I could make though. Wonderful use of that Sheena Douglass folder as well, such a clever idea to add the snowflakes. Sigh back to the drawing board I suspect.

    Spotted you in QCME - missed it at first - I knew that card was special!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. There seems to be a lot of telepathy going on this week! Jenny made a comment on yesterday's post that she had the same idea for a card, using the same embossing folder I had used, which she won over in the Playground. xx

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  6. Elegant & beautiful, Liz! I have an old HA stamp with that saying--need to dig it out!

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  7. Hi Liz,
    what a gorgeous card.
    I love the wonderful frosty embossing, and that quote is super.
    Beautiful butterfly also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. A beautiful CAS card Liz, it's just stunning!
    Janice x

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  9. A stunning card Liz, I love it.

    Sue xx

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  10. So CAS and soo elegant! Hope you have a good week!

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  11. This is so pretty Liz and I love the added snowflakes and the white butterfly with the black underneath complements the wonderful quote in black too. From the comments it seems that there were a lot of great minds thinking alike .. lol. x

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  12. such a beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Die Cut Challenge
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  13. A fabulous card and a beautiful quote too. Visiting today with my GDT hat on so thank you for sharing with us at the Butterfly Challenge.
    Kath x

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  14. Such a beautiful card Liz and I do love that sentiment. Sandra X

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  15. Great placement of your wonderful quote in the embossed edging. This is a classy, elegant and uber beautiful card, meets the challenge theme so perfectly. TFS

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  16. This is beautiful Liz, love the embossing and lovely quote.
    Pam x

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  17. Such a sweet card, love the white on white and the butterfly popping off the card front.

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  18. What a super embossing folder you used here Liz, a perfect frame for the quote and sweet little butterfly.
    Jean x

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  19. what a serene and elegant card! thanks for joining our challenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

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  20. Liz this is perfect. I love the quote you have used and how you have done in word and used different fonts. Never thought of doing that! I love the white with the silver. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

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  21. How pretty Liz! Both the card and the sentiment!

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  22. Elegant and frosty - looking.

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  23. Beautiful Elegant Card. Love the embossing, sentiments and dies! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies!

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  24. A wonderful card! Just stunning!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
    Swissie DT

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  25. Beautiful embossing and brilliant sentiment--Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots
    Carol GD x

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  26. White on white is so beautiful, but not easy to do - you succeeded with your gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies this month!

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