Friday, 31 October 2014

Embossed butterfly

The Butterfly Challenge #17  is 'Emboss Your Butterfly' so, as I need to make a birthday card for a friend's birthday next week, I decided to make her a butterfly card.

The background was embossed with a Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I made a silver frame using Nestabilities and attached it over a circle of white card, using foam pads.   The large butterfly was cut out with a Spellbinders die I bought years ago, which I really love.  It cuts out two butterflies at the same time, both embossed and one with holes.  I cut the butterflies out in dark blue and silver and attached the silver one behind the blue one.  I also now have a butterfly the opposite way round to use on another project.  I hope this makes sense - it sounds a big confusing reading it back! The butterfly is also attached using foam pads to make it stand out.  The little white butterflies were cut out with a Sizzix die which cuts and embosses at the same time - if you look carefully, you might see the embossing! I keep forgetting how difficult it is to photograph mirror card.  The silver shines through the holes in the butterfly beautifully, but looks a bit dark in the photo.  

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


  1. Hi,very beautiful card,very nice the blu background!!!

  2. Lovely butterfly card Liz, I love the embossed background, and the silver and blue look really good together.
    Jean x

  3. This is gorgeous. Love the mirror card as the backdrop for the fab butterflies. I always have trouble with taking a photo of acetate. You have taken your shot perfectly. Thankyou or fluttering by #17. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

  4. Beautiful card Liz for your friend, gorgeous butterfly and colours.

  5. Super butterfly card Liz - I do love the design as well as the silver and blue together!


    Di xx


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