Thursday 17 September 2015

Monochrome Butterfly Card

Welcome to my new follower, Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts.  Pop over and visit her blog to see her lovely projects.  Lisa also has a generous 'Giveaway' for one of her lucky followers HERE.

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterfly + Y for Yarn' and the Crafty Boots Challenge is 'Monochrome', so I chose shades of purple for my card and included a butterfly and yarn (thread).  I decided not to include a sentiment so it can be used for any occasion.
The scalloped circles were die cut with Spellbinder Nestabilities and lilac and purple thread wound round.  Both circles are attached with foam tape to give dimension.  The embossing folder is Embossalicious 'Floral Frenzy'.  The butterfly was die cut with a Stampin' Up Embosslits 'Beautiful Wings' die, which cuts and embosses at the same time.  I cut it out twice, in lilac and white, so I could double layer it, just attaching the top butterfly by the middle so the wings stand out. I then added tiny pearls for the body.  The butterfly corner punch is by Dovecraft.

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


  1. Beautiful card Liz, lovely embossing and colours.
    Hugs Pam x

  2. Lovely colours and embossing in this one Liz, and I like the effect of the wound thread.
    Jean x

  3. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love the butterfly corners!! The woven thread around the scalloped circle is so fabulous!! It looks amazing!! What a beautiful card this is, Liz!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. What a lovely card Liz. I like the idea of having two layers of the spirelli. I love the colour and the embossing folder is super. Barbxx

  5. Whoo-Hoo YOU! I just saw that you've won on one of the blog hops (I'm scurrying round catching up comments, and it was at Pam's blog that I saw the announcement! Big Congrats!). I love the way you've done the Spirelli effect on the die (I hope I got that name right!). It's a wonderful way to interpret the yarn theme. Looks so pretty in the lavender & white, with the pretty embossing on the background, and the lavender pearls on the tiny white butterfly center. Great detail on the butterfly punched corners too. TFS & hugs.

    1. I saw that I've won a Heartfelt Creations stamp earlier today when I read Pam's blog. Happy Dancing here! xx

  6. Love the threaded scalloped circle - how fun! Great monochromatic look too. The background is awesome and your little butterfly ties in so nicely with it. So pretty!

  7. This is such a cool card, Liz! I like this neat threading technique and the little butterfly in the centre! Gorgeous embossing folder too!

  8. How clever is this card? You are so very talented. Love the tiny butterflies in the corners too x

  9. You've outdone yourself with this gorgeous creation Liz! I LOVE the colors and especially that Spirelli technique!

  10. Fabulous card, the spirelli centre looks amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  11. What an impact the string made on your card. It is just gorgeous.

  12. A fabulous card and lovely colours too.
    Kath x

  13. Liz this is absolutely perfect for my challenge. I love the spirrograph effect you have created with the yarn. Gorgeous colour choice too. Thankyou for fluttering by #38. Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Great card Liz - love how you used the die cuts for the challenge.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
    Caryn xxx

  15. This is a great card! I love the colour and the embossing is perfect showcasing your yarn and centre butterfly. Thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs Anything Goes Challenge. xxx

  16. Your card is beautiful Liz, I love the colour scheme. I really like the way you wound the thread around the scalloped circle, what a great idea! It has a very "dream-catcher" look to it.


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