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.

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30 comments:

Beccy said...

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

Dee's Craft Room said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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!

Liz said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Liz love the embossing

Anne

Di said...

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

Liz said...

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

Greta said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Janice said...

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

Jane Willis said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Liz, I love it.

Sue xx

Gerrina said...

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

Di said...

Spooky! :) xx

Pat said...

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

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

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

Kath said...

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

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

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

MaryH said...

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

pam said...

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

Shona Erlenborn said...

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

Jean said...

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

Petra Raams said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

laurie said...

How pretty Liz! Both the card and the sentiment!

Marina said...

Elegant and frosty - looking.

Amy Seigler said...

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

Swissie said...

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

crafty-stamper said...

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

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

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!