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:

Swissie said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

Liz said...

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

Lisa said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Carole said...

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!

Liz said...

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

Veerle said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Liz love your embossing

Anne

Aquarius said...

Great interpretation of the butterfly theme

Bunny said...

Beautiful. I love the layering and the embossing.

pam said...

Love your embossed background Liz and wonderful butterfly.
Pam x

Pat said...

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

Donna said...

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.

Kath said...

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

Shabneez said...

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

Janice said...

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

Cara said...

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

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Liz!

Dr Sonia S V said...

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

laurie said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Di said...

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

Hugs

Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

cotnob said...

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

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Liz and I love that embossing folder!