Saturday, 7 January 2017

Butterfly

The Butterly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies +Z is for Zero and/or Zucchini' which interpreted mean 'Zero and shades of green or yellow'.  As I needed to make a 70th birthday card this week, my card has a zero as well as green and yellow.

The stamp is an old wood mounted Funstamp, 'Stitched Butterfly', which I stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with three shades of green and three shades of yellow Promarkers.   The image and sentiment are matted and layered using MB 'Stitched Squares and Circles'. The sentiment is raised up on foam pads.  For the embossed background I used an Xcut 'Tartan Background' embossing folder.  I added a Creative Expressions 'String Flower' die cut and used Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops for the centre of the flower and also for the tips of the butterfly's antennae.

I am joining in the following challenges:

20 comments:

  1. Speaking of a coincidence, I just bought the same embossing folder as you have used here Liz. And speaking of another coincidence, I only test ran it, and here it comes, with the same colour cardstock as you have used here. Amazing isn't it ????? But I love your card the butterfly is so pretty. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Veerle x

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    1. What a coincidence! I bought the embossing folder in a sale a while ago, but I think it's the first time I've used it. It seemed perfect to go with the stitched butterfly image. xx

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  2. A beautiful card and image Liz, I like the embossing folder and it does go with the stitched image very well.

    Sue xx

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  3. Love the shades here which all go so well together. Strange how we tend to buy things on a must have it basis and then don't do anything with it for ages. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. hugs Mrs A.

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  4. I love this card Liz. The Tartan EF looks great with that pretty butterfly stamp and the String Flower die works well with it too, and what a gorgeous green background. A fabulous 70th birthday card. x

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  5. Very pretty, I love that stamp and I thought you'd been doing some crochet to make that lovely flower
    Jane

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    1. I wish I COULD crochet like this. I wouldn't put any of my crocheted attempts on a card! LOL! x

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  6. Amazing clean design! Love the geometric stamp, the embossing on the back and the brilliant flower!

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  7. Love your zucchini interpretation!! The yellow and green are fabulous together! Great embossing folder too. Don't have that one!

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  8. I love the colours you used here Liz, and the tartan EF makes a perfect background to the pretty butterfly. I like the die cut flower as well.
    Jean x

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  9. Super card Liz, love the colours! Funnily enough I used that same embossing folder in my Mickey Mouse card just recently!
    Janice x

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  10. This is so beautiful!! I love the colors and the pretty butterfly!! The texture is fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Beautiful card Liz, wonderful image and embossing.
    Pam x

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  12. Amazing card. Love the image, colours and embossing. Great job!
    Valerija xx

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  13. Great that you managed to fill both parts of the brief!

    Great card, Liz! Your butterfly image is quite whimsical.

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  14. Love the Art-deco style and the fresh colours! Enjoy your sunday!

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  15. A pretty stamp and great choice of background. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

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  16. great colours and embossing, I love your design.
    Thank you for joining us at the Butterfly Challenge.

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  17. this is so pretty with such a warm cozy feel to it! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!
    linda

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  18. What beautiful colours you've used for this card Liz. I really like the embossing folder. I have this stamp hidden away somewhere. Barbxx

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