Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Dragonflies and Butterflies

A birthday card today, which I hope has arrived at its destination, although you never know with the UK post. I'm still waiting for a handmade anniversary card which was sent almost two years ago and it only had to travel about 5 miles! LOL!
I started by covering the front of a 7" x 5" card blank with silver pearlised card.  The embossing folder is by Craft Concepts, 'Dragonfly'. As the folder was only 5" x 4", I decided to use four pieces of embossed card and arrange the pieces leaving a space between each one.  The dragonfly is a Spellbinders die, 'Dreamy Dragonfly', which comes in two parts and used snippets of pearlised blue and silver card.  The circles are MB 'Stitched Circle' dies and I used a die from The Works for the stitched rectangle.

I am joining in the following challenges with my dragonfly card:

When I was writing this post earlier today, I thought it would have been perfect for the current Butterfly Challenge, which is to use the colour Wedgewood Blue, if I had used a butterfly rather than a dragonfly.  So, I decided to make another similar card, but with a butterfly.

I didn't have any of the blue pearlised card left from the previous card, but found a few snippets of a slightly paler blue pearlised card.  The colour is probably closer to Wedgewood Blue anyway.  I don't know the name or make of the embossing folder as there are no marking on it.  I made a Get Well card this time, to go into my box of ready-made cards.

I am joining in the following challenges with the butterfly card:

40 comments:

  1. Both are brilliant cards Liz. You have matched the embossing folders beautifully with a each design....well done!
    Janice x

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  2. A great way to enlarge a smaller EF. A card to cheer up a poorly person for sure. x

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  3. Two beautiful cards Liz, I have to admit to the butterfly card being my favourite.

    Sue xx

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  4. Clever design for both your cards!! Love how you cut the base in four and arranged with the circle! Fabulous as well with dragonfly (it's my favourite!) or butterfly!

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  5. Two great cards, Liz. I love both of them. Beautiful blue-white colours and embossed details! Big hugs, my friend.

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  6. Two lovely cards, both great designs and EF's, Super CAS cards.
    Your comment about the postal service made me smile it is a bit like the old Juke Box Jury programme Hit or Miss, but you will be too young to have seen that.

    Kath x

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    1. You're too kind, Kath, but I remember the programme well. LOL!xx

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  7. Two very pretty cards Liz - both the dragonfly and butterfly work equally well. I do like your embossed backgrounds. Shabneez x

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  8. I love both these cards Liz and a great idea to split the backgrounds to make them just that bit bigger, and I adore that pretty SB dragonfly and dragonfly EF. The second card is beautiful too with the wonderful butterfly and butterfly and flowers EF and both the blues look great with the silver. I actually recognise that EF as I have it myself which was a freebie going back a year or so I think. x

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    1. Thanks, Pat. Thinking about it, I can't remember actually buying the e/f, probably because it was magazine freebie! x

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    2. I've managed to find a photo of a card I made using the butterfly e/f. I posted a photo in June 2015 saying it was a freebie e/f. How time flies!! x

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  9. Wow, they are both so gorgeous!! I love the embossing!! The designs are elegant and beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. I LOVE that two-toned dragonfly with all the embossed dragonflies working the background! Beautiful, and so is the butterfly card! NJ on both!

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  11. These are so pretty! Loving the backgrounds to match the focal images - very cute!

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  12. I love both cards but especially the beautiful dragonfly one which is now sitting in pride of place among my birthday cards - thank you so much Liz, you know how much I love dragonflies and this is absolutely perfect for me! Sorry I've not had chance to thank you in person yet but I've only just got back from holiday and have not been very well since I got home, so haven't been feeling very chatty :(
    Jane

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    1. Glad your card arrived safely, Jane. Hope you'll soon be feeling better.. x

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  13. Oh, PS I have that butterfly embossing folder too, I think the mag it came with was Quick Cards Made Easy.
    Jane

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  14. Gorgeous layout and card and love the embossed background with those pretty butterflies x

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  15. Two fabulous cards, both so pretty. I love how you got round the ef being too small, it just looks like a great design x

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  16. Beautifully created card, and love the pretty embossing! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

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  17. Two gorgeous cards, Liz. I also had the freebie butterfly embossing folder and can date it at least 3 years, maybe longer.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  18. Well aren't you a clever girl, I never remember to cut up small embossing folders and use it in the design, this is awesome, LOVE both cards. Pretty blue.
    Faith
    x

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  19. Both cards are pretty. Love the embossing on both, too. I like that they are CAS. [Bunny]

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  20. Both are just beautiful Liz! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  21. These are both lovely cards - now why didn't I think of cutting the smaller embossing folder pieces like this, often can't quite work out what layout to use with the smaller folders so thanks for the tip.

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  22. Lovely cards Liz - beautiful blue you have chosen goes so well with the theme. x Anne

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love the embossing and especially love the dragonflies for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

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  24. That is a great idea to cut the embossed image into parts to make it fit a larger area. Must keep that trick up my sleeve. Both your cards are beautiful and dragon flies are allowed in the butterfly garden too. Thank you for fluttering into my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. Two beautiful cards Liz, love your embossing and colours.
    Pam x

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  26. Beautiful design that works perfectly in both variations. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

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  27. Both cards are so beautiful! Love the textures and the designs are so elegant! Enjoy the weekend!

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  28. 2 beautiful cards--love the design, Liz! Great to use an embossing folder with the same creature as the focal point!

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  29. Love the embossing on these gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

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  30. Two beauties, Liz! I love both dragon flies and butter flies and they both look stunning on your embossed and divided backgrounds! I always wondered why there aren't chocolate flies, but when I think about, well, they didn't have a chance avoiding extinction, did they?! Hugs, Darnell

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  31. Two gorgeous cards lovely designs.x
    Have a lovely weekend.♥
    [aNNie]

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  32. Such pretty dragonflies. Perfect for our "Bug Me" Challenge at Cards in Envy. Thanks for joining in on our fun challenge.

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  33. Both of these are so pretty, Liz! I'm really loving that sweet dragonfly embossing! Your post sounds like ours!

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  34. I missed this beautiful card. The idea of cutting the embossed part into pieces is great!
    Lia xx

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  35. Another beautiful card Liz..Thank you so much for joining us again at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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  36. Beautiful use of embossing and dies!!
    Thankyou for playing with us @ Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes with Dies challenge. All the best!!
    Hugs
    DT Seemaa
    (https://icraftpaper.blogspot.com)

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