Monday, 9 January 2017

Butterfly Challenge

My third entry for the Butterfly Challenge, which this fortnight is 'Butterflies +Z is for Zero and/or Zucchini'.  I didn't manage to include 'Zero' this time, so went with just the shades of 'Zucchini'.  
The tree is from the Creative Expression 'Family Tree' set of dies, a Christmas present from a crafty friend.  I die cut the tree from black card, attaching a piece of rainbow card behind with the green and yellow colours showing through where the leaves are.  I die cut the tree again in white and inlaid the white die cut in the black card.  The sentiment is a peeloff,  attached to a Creative Expressions 'Stitched Flag' die cut.  I punched a tiny butterfly from the rainbow card and added it to the sentiment panel.

I am joining in the following challenges:


  1. Fabulous card, so classy! Love the shades of green-yellow! This die is a delight, another item in my wishlist! :D

  2. Very beautiful, what a lovely way to use the die cut, with that rainbow paper behind it

  3. Such an elegant card! Hope you have a fun week planned!

  4. A lovely card - the shaded tree is beautiful.
    Kath x

  5. A gorgeous card and die Liz, love how you've put the colour in the leaves.

    Sue xx

  6. Now that is one classy looking tree. Love how you have used the colour shaded paper underneath and then the white inlay for the trunk. Very striking against the black. Thank you for fluttering by again. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. I love the white tree against the black background Liz and the stitched sentiment tag with the cute added little butterfly looks great with it. x

  8. Another lovely butterfly card for this brief. You are rocking the butterfly plus Zero or Zuchini!

  9. Hi Liz,
    what a very super card, and those leaves are a wonderful colour.
    That tree die is wonderful and a very usueful one to have.
    My you have made 3 for the challenge I just managed the one, and that was one was enough for me.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. wow, so classy and I love your design.

    Thank you for joining us at the Butterfly Challenge.

  11. This is really lovely Liz, the tree die looks beautiful the way you used it, with the coloured paper showing through.
    Jean x

  12. Beautiful elegant card Liz, love the tree die.
    Pam x

  13. Very clever way to meet the Z & butterfly challenge. The tiny butterfly on the sentiment was a cute idea. Enjoyed reading about the tree creation, and it certainly is pretty the way you've used this die. TFS & Happy New Year. Hugs (did I say that I'd seen some of your cards in a UK magazine I bought in the USA's JoAnn? I was thrilled to say "Oh I know her!")

    1. Yes, you let me know in a previous post. 😊 What a coincidence that you happened to buy the magazine a picture of my card was printed in! xx

  14. This really is a very striking card Liz. I love it. Barbxx

  15. Great card Liz, I love the tree die! Super idea to use the rainbow card for the leaves too.
    Janice x

  16. Well done, Liz, this is brilliant use of that tree die. Love the zucchini graduated colours in the leaves, very clever and such great contrast with the black background too.
    Thanks so much for joining in Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes Monthly challenge,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Bizzy Becs DT}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  17. Love the die cut tree, looks fab inlaid into the dark panel.
    So pleased you linked up at HLS. :)


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