Monday, 15 August 2016

Paper and Punches

The Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is 'Butterflies + V is for Vases and/or Vanilla'.  My first job was to something vanilla coloured.  When does cream or ivory become vanilla? I looked at the my vanilla Promarker and it's not really cream or ivory.  I looked through my patterned paper pads and remembered how Di, over in the Playground, used a sheet of patterned paper on her card HERE,  you know the sheet that always seems to get left because it hasn't got an 'all-over' pattern.  Well, I found one of these sheets which was  predominantly vanilla and just had a printed arch of flowers.  This formed my background.

 The vase and flowers were punched out of snippets of coordinating paper from the same Dovecraft paper pad and I fussy cut the orange flower from a spare sheet of matching paper.  A couple of the flowers were raised up on foam pads. I added a few punched flowers to the ends of the printed flower arch and a little butterfly by the sentiment.  So, no dies or stamping today, just paper and punches.

I am joining in the following challenges:


  1. Well you certainly came up trumps here with this backing paper. It has worked a treat and I love the vase of flowers. Thank you for fluttering by my butterfly challenge where your card will entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Now I like those sort of papers as with the space you can stamp on it and there is no need for extra embellishments.
    Great card, lovely vase and love the way you have matched the vase flowers to the papers.

    Kath x

  3. Beautiful card Liz, love the vase of flowers.
    Pam x

  4. Oh Liz, this is fabulous! You clever sausage - wonderful how you used the background paper (thanks for the shout out) and then replicated the vase of flowers. I love it!


    Di xx

  5. Your vase of blooms is so pretty Liz!

  6. Hi Liz,
    what a brilliant card and you are so lucky to have just the right colour paper.
    The vase is super and the flowers look so very pretty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Gorgeous floral card.

  8. Beautiful Liz, I love the vase of flowers and the tiny butterfly.

    Sue xx

  9. Great use of the papers. Pretty card and love the vase of flowers x

  10. Lovely card Liz, and how clever of you to find the perfect paper too!

  11. Gorgeous card Liz, the flowers in the vase match the backing paper perfectly!
    Janice x

  12. What clever use of the Dovecraft patterned paper Liz and the vase filled with flowers using the same paper too. I think I recognose this pad and am sure I have one lurking somewhere but I don't think I would have thought to use it in such an inventive way. x


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