Thursday 8 October 2015

Emerald and Amethyst

What a busy week, no time to even pick up a roll of double-sided tape!  So many blogs to catch up with too.  The Less is More Challenge this week is 'Jewel Colours' and the Butterfly Challenge is 'Butterflies + E for Embossing'.  I decided to make a card to be able to enter both of these challenges and as I used snippet of green (Emerald) and purple (Amethyst), I'll be able to share my card over in the Playground.  The Country View Challenge is 'Add Some Texture' so I'll be entering that challenge too.
The corner die is one of the Memory Box 'Baptista Collage' dies which I cut out with white card. I used the die again on green and purple snippets and used a few pieces of the waste to randomly put back in the tiny hexagonal apertures.  The butterfly is a Stampin' Up punch, layered up in two colours, with the top layer embossed with a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder and finished off with tiny purple pearls.  White pearls were used for the flight path of the butterfly.

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


  1. What a lovely card Liz. The colours are beautiful and I like the way you've put colour back into parts of the die cut. Barbxx

  2. What a useful die this corner hexagon is. I love how you have arranged it with the different colours inset. (Bet they were very fidly to do!! Beautiful butterflies too. Thankyou for fluttering by my # 40. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Beautiful colors and a beautiful card. Love that corner die and pretty butterfly.

  4. Beautiful, so elegant and eye catching. The use of the die cut waste is inspired, but I'm with Mrs A in suspecting it was very fiddly!

    1. It was really quick and easy. Just a spot of glue in the hole, pick up one of the hexagons with a pair of tweezers and pop it in. xx

  5. Fab card, beautifully put together !

  6. Fabulous CAS design Liz, love the colours and the intricate honeycomb die works perfectly. thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. Wonderful Liz! I keep looking at that corner die set, it truly is a beauty and you used it perfectly here! Love how well the card fits into all the challenges too :)


    Di xx

  8. Lovely sympathy card Liz. I love those corner dies - in fact you inspired me to get one I think, not this one - I need to get it out! Super little butterfly too - with the flight path!

  9. Love this design, so effective! Take care Zo xx

  10. I definitely DON'T need any more dies...but the collage one you used on this card is a fabulous die...and I think I need it! :) Beautiful card!~

  11. Hi Liz,
    what a great card, and wonderful that it fulfills both challenges.
    Great designing and wonderful embossing on your lovely butterfly.
    Emerald and Amethyst are such wonderful colours too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. I love your jewel colours in this card Liz, and such a lovely card design. The corner die is fabulous and it looks great with the coloured pieces popped back in.
    Jean x

  13. Gorgeous card Liz, love the design and colours.
    Pam x

  14. Love this corner die and how you adjusted some colorful pieces! sweet butterflies too! Thanks for joining at Butterfly challenge!

  15. A wonderful design and I love that corner die. Great choice of colours too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  16. The amethyst with the green and the pretty MB honeycomb shaped Baptista die into which you have introduced little snippets of the two colours is really lovely Liz and the two toned butterfly finishes it perfectly. x

  17. This is fabulous Liz, I simply adore the simplicity with those fab jewel shades!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  18. Oh wow, what a fabulous card!! I love the corner die you used!! The butterfly is beautiful!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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