Friday, 4 March 2016

CAS Butterfly Card

The Less is More Challenge this week is to include some wire, more of a challenge than I first thought! 
After a few false starts thinking of a design to use wire, I decided to thread wire through three silver beads to make the butterfly's body and curl the ends round to make the antennae.  The butterfly is a Memory Box 'Pippa Butterfly' die cut.  For the border I used a NBUS Memory Box 'Spring Border' die. To add a little glitter, the die cuts were covered in a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush, before attaching to the card base.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Less Is More ~ Recipe - Some Wire 
Butterfly Challenge ~ #49 Butterflies + G is for Glitter and/or Grape
The Craft Barn Two Weekly Challenge ~ CAS to include a flower and a sentiment
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) Challenge #6 
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #15 ~ Purple Haze

23 comments:

  1. Natty idea to use the wire for the butterfly. Love the border with the shimmer on it. A lovely CAS. Card. Thankyou for fluttering by and your card will be entered into the challenge twice. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. What a very pretty card! The butterfly is so dainty and I really like how you've added beads to the wire for the butterfly's body. Lovely!

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  3. Good thinking Liz, beautiful card.
    Hugs, veerle

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  4. Great creation, fab purple colours.

    Kath x

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  5. Such a charming card! Very clever use of wire to thread the beads on for the body.
    Your butterfly and border are very pretty.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Sharon xx
    Less is More

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  6. A really pretty card Liz. The wink of stella looks lovely. Barbxx

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  7. Great antennae Liz... so beautifully fashioned an a really sweet little card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. Beautiful card design Liz, love the boarder and butterfly.
    Pam x

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  9. This is so gorgeous!! I love how you used the wire on the butterfly!! It looks amazing!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Very clever way to meet the wire part of the challenge. I really like this silver beaded body with the curly antennae. Looks very pretty with the purples and spring border. Well done, Miss Liz! TFS & Happy wkend.

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  11. Great way to use the wire Liz. I love the purple colour and the sparkle from the Wink of Stellar shows nicely in your photo.
    Jean x

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  12. Hi Liz,
    what a wonderful card, and such a lovely design.
    The butterfly looks wonderful, and the wire and beads was a fab idea.
    You could enter this into the MAWTT challenge as it fits the bill.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny, I've linked it up. xx

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  13. Beautiful card - the wire is perfect for the butterfly antennae. I must remember that for next time I accidentally chop them of when cutting a butterfly out!
    Jane

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  14. A pretty, shimmering beauty Liz and great use of wire.
    Thanks for sharing at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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  15. I love the way you incorporated the wire, so delicate. Cara s

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  16. A beautiful card Liz, I very often use wire for the butterflies antennae. They are to fiddly to try and cut out.

    Sue xx

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  17. A beautiful card - a lovely design too!
    Kath x

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  18. Perfect for our challenge, such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

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  19. This is a lovely CAS card Liz! Well done!!
    Lia xx

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  20. Sorry for the late comment, Liz! I love how your wire antennae are echoed in the design of the die cut border at the base. Great combo.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  21. This is such an elegant card using just the one colour Liz and I love the wire for the butterfly's antennae. x

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  22. I love, love, love this, Liz! In the least, you should get a prize for such a clever use of the wire! The whole design is lovely! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! Hugs, Darnell

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