Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Butterfly Challenge #74

I was delighted to be invited to be the Guest Designer for Butterfly Challenge #74  where the theme this fortnight is 'Butterflies + E is for Edges and/or M is for Mint Green'.

As I haven't made an easel card for quite a while, I've thought I'd make one for my butterfly card.  I used a SB 'Butterfly Circle' die and layered the white die cut on a mint green circle of card. The butterfly is a MB 'Vivienne'  die.  I used a Martha Stewart 'Optic Dot' edge punch for the pattern on the bottom of the card, punching it three times and layering the pieces of card.  My intention was to continue the pattern up behind the butterfly circle but it looked too fussy, so I decided to leave it plain.  The 'Happy Birthday' panel is raised up on foam tape to enable the card to stand up and the two white butterflies are the waste from the butterfly circle die. 

This photo shows the side view of the card.  

Pop over to the Butterfly Challenge where you can find details for the challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing all your entries for this fortnight's challenge.


Kath said...

A lovely card Liz and congratulations on your GD spot.
Kath x

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely beautiful, and congratulations on your guest slot

Valerija said...

Really lovely card. Love the colour and the dies you used.
Valerija xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Welcome home...and a lovely card Liz...congrats on your guest spot


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Liz, I love the dies that you've used.

Sue xx

Carole said...

Fabulous card Liz...loving that mint green and of course that beautiful butterfly.Congrats on your guest slot too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Clean and delicate - very nice. Love the crisp colors.

Pat said...

I think this is a beautiful card Liz and the mint green is perfect. I love that SB die with the sweet little butterflies which you have used to great effect on the sentiment panel, and the punched layers beneath it are extremely pretty. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats for your Gd, and such a lovely easel card you made for the challenge! Great inspiration! Love the sweetness and the fresh colours!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Huge congratulations dear Liz on your very worthy selection for GDT post!!! 😊
Lovely card very partial to mint and think you've covered the edge part of the challenge equally as well!!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

laurie said...

Awesome card Liz! Love the shape and color....VERY pretty!

Have a great day:)

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
Congrats on your GD spot.
oh my this is so gorgeous, and wonderfully designed.
I love your wonderful colour mint and your super design
Such a very pretty butterfly also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Congrats on your GD spot Liz, Love this beautiful easel card, I`m into green at the moment too, love this gorgeous butterfly.
Pam x

Gerrina said...

Congrats on your gast-designer spot! And with such an elegant card! Beautiful in that fresh colour! Crafty hugs, Gerrina

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
I noticed you mentioned about a Misti.
Well check out the Tim Holtz one sold by Tonic as it's much cheaper before you invest.
I believe it's £32.99
I found out too late after I bought mine.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janice said...

A lovely card Liz, so elegant and a gorgeous colour green.
Congratulations on you GD spot, so well deserved.
Janice x

Brenda in IN said...

This mint color is beautiful. I love the elegant card and it is great as an easel card. The SB die is lovely.

laurie said...

I love your easel cards! this one is SO the color and awesome dies you used!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

So pretty!

Love and hugs

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Liz, such a pretty butterfly and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Bonnie said...

I love the mint and the butterfly, Liz! The easel card makes it all even better!

Sarah Mabery said...

Lovely. I really like the combo of mint and white. That butterfly is gorgeous.

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing, Liz! Your easel card is such a pretty design in the lovely mint shade and wonderful edge!! Hugs, Darnell

terrie said...

Congrats on being the guest designer for the butterfly challenge.....your easel card turned out fantastic...well done
Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog...your so sweet....hugs

mamapez5 said...

I love your card Liz. It is in my own 'style' of card making. The mint green was such a pretty choice for this Butterfly Challenge. Thanks for your inspiration. Kate x

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and absolutely fabulous design! Congratulations on being guest designer and thank you for visiting me! xxx

KandA said...

Congrats on the GDT spot Liz, you're card is fabulous. Love the mint green + white colour combo and super easel design.
Thanks for the tip on using a magnetic shim with dies... I'll have to buy one to try out as I hate throwing things away xx