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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Golden Butterfly

Yesterday I was at a local crafting day and decided to take some things along to have a go at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge.  The theme this fortnight is Butterflies + D is for Decoupage and/or the colour Gold.  For some reason, this theme took some thinking about, but this is what I came up with. 

I've interpreted Decoupage and layering, so I've made three layers of the butterfly, attaching each layer with foam pads.  The butterfly is an old SB die which comes in two parts.  The front layer cuts out circle apertures.  The back layer is solid and shows through the apertures.  I die cut the solid butterfly three times for layering.  The gold card is pearlised, which shows up the embossing on the butterfly beautifully.  I used a Couture Creations embossing folder 'Bon Jour' which has a plain panel through the middle.  I used it landscape, although it looks great turned round to make a long card.  The sentiment is a Sizzix stamp, stamped in Versafine 'Onyx', and he tiny gold circles are waste from a die cut.


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26 comments:

  1. It's just wonderful, Liz!
    Hugs from Switzerland,
    Liv (Swissie)

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  2. Gorgeous card Liz. This is one of the very first butterfly dies I used. My daughter let me borrow it and in the end let me have it for keeps as she no longer required it. I still love it to this day. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden . Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. A crafty friend bought some of these butterfly die cuts on eBay, years ago. Between us we managed to track down what die had been used and we each bought the die. It really is a lovely one to have in my collection. xx

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  3. This is so elegant and gorgeous!! I love the embossing!! The butterfly is beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Very elegant and stiking, love the embossed panel and the layered golden butterfly!

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  5. sorry, my digit sometimes fails... striking, not "stiking"...

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    1. It could have been worse, you might have typed 'stinking'! LOL! Thank you for commenting. xx

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  6. Beautiful card Liz.....very classy looking. I love that embossing folder as a background for you butterfly and your gold card really sets it off!

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  7. Oh my Liz, this is a fabulous card. It looks so pretty, love it.
    Hugs Veerle x

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  8. Very pretty card Liz love your embossing

    Anne

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  9. Great interpretation of the butterfly theme

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  10. Beautiful. I love the layering and the embossing.

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  11. Love your embossed background Liz and wonderful butterfly.
    Pam x

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  12. The embossed background is just perfect to show off that beautiful layered butterfly Liz and love the colour. x

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  13. What a gorgeous card Liz, the dimension on your butterfly is stunning! Thanks for your compliments on my guest design card on Mrs. A's wonderful challenge.

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  14. A lovely card Liz - beautiful butterfly and I love the embossing folder too.
    Kath x

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  15. Sooooo pretty Liz. That layered butterfly is stunning. Shabneez x

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  16. Beautifully embossed card Liz, with a lovely layered butterfly.
    Janice x

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  17. This is just beautiful, love the layered butterfly. Cara x

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  18. WOW love the side embossing and the way you framed the butterfly in the center
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  19. So elegant! I love the gold butterfly...looks great layered!

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  20. Hi Liz,
    what a very wonderful card, and that gold is very lovely and subtle.
    Love your butterfly and the embossing.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  21. Beautiful card Liz! And such a gorgeous butterfly die as well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

    Cuttlebug Mania DT

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  22. This is a beautiful card Liz, such an elegant design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  23. Beautiful card Liz and I love that embossing folder!

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