Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Twofer - Butterflies

Darnell's Twofer Challenge started when we were on holiday and now that we're home there are only a couple of days left to join in the challenge!  Challenge #5 is to use butterflies, making two different cards, for two different occasions, using the same stamp or die. 


I decided on the Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly' for both cards.  I knew there wasn't something quite right about the card on the right.  Just before making my post live, I suddeny realised I'd forgotten to add the butterfly's body!   So I quickly added the body and took new photos for this post.  

I am joining in the Twofer Challenge #5 with this pair of cards.


My first card is my second attempt at an Impossible Fold card.  I started with a piece of 7" x 5" green card.  The patterned papers are from a very old Provocraft paper pad.  For this butterfly, I also used the Memory Box 'Darla Butterfly' which I cut out in white and attached the green 'Vivienne Butterfly' die cut over the top.  The butterfly is attached just in the middle to leave the wings free. I used a Woodware punch for the leaves.  

This is a side view of the card.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

For my second card, I covered the front of a card blank with blue card.  I used the Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly' die in the middle of a snippet of yellow card, creating an aperture.  Behind the aperture I attached a snippet of grey card.  I die cut a blue 'MB 'Vivienne Butterfly' and popped it in the aperture.  The edge of the yellow card was die cut with a MB 'Stitched Country Border' die and I added a 'Blue Babe' Nuvo Crystal Drop in each of the scallops.  I finished off my card with a sentiment from the Happy Little Stampers 'Dandelion Wishes' set of stamps.  

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:








37 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I love the butterflies so much...
    Ilse (thera)

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  2. Two beautiful butterfly cards Liz and love that impossible fold card with the pretty yellow and green paper, and then the bright blue and yellow with the scallop edge which is so elegant, and the Nuvo drops finish it perfectly and the choice of butterfly looks pretty on both, and the white under layer on the first one looks great too. x

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  3. Beautiful card, with a terrific fold! The butterfly is awesome.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers for our 'Things With Wings' challenge. Happy Crafting.
    Glenda DT

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  4. Fabulous! And so pleased to see the impossible Fold card again. Shame on me - no time to play over at Darnell's - or even comment on the Playground for that matter, sigh.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. So glad you entered this into the Snippets Playground Liz!

      Hugs

      Di xx

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  5. Beautiful cards,Liz.Love the impossible card and the stunning butterflies.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  6. They are both so beautiful!! The impossible fold card is so fabulous!! Love them both!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Beautiful butterfly twofers! I don't recall seeing the impossible fold before, but wow! It sure is pretty! NJ on both!

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  8. Clever use of the butterflies to make these two lovely but different cards

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  9. They are both lovely, Liz! Great works for Darnell's challenge! And your Impossible Fold cards are just mythical! :D

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  10. Gorgeous colour scheme you've chosen Liz and that Memory Box butterfly is so lovely and you've certainly done it justice. Two pretty cards x

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  11. Both cards are beautiful Liz, I'm intrigued by that clever 'impossible fold'!
    Chris
    x

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    1. They're really easy to do, Chris. Here's a link to how it's done. xx
      http://crafty-lizc.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/supporter-of-year.html

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  12. Hi Liz wow your cards are fantastic,you do such beautiful work my friend,well done xx

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  13. Two lovely twofers, Liz. I don’t think I’ve seen or heard of an Impossible Fold card before... looks so cool. Great use of the colours from our challenge on your other card. The large yellow background brightens up the card beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. x

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  14. Wow one really super CAS and the other so different from shape and fresh-looking! Love the colourcombinations on both! Hugs, Gerrina

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  15. Hi Liz 2 really great cards.....the impossible folds is a new one to me. I love the yellow on blue one too....such a great colour combination.The butterfly die you used is so pretty. Glad you had a good holiday in Devon too...how resourceful re your pink baby card..clever you! Hugs xxx

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  16. Two lovely cards in pretty soft pastel colours Liz, many thanks for joining our 9th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  17. Two fantastic cards Liz, I love the gorgeous butterfly you've used.

    Sue xx

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  18. I'm so intrigued by that Impossible Fold card, Liz. I'll follow the link to see how it's made - just might have to try this! It's pretty in its greens and yellows, and that butterfly is stunning! Love the scalloped edge you've put on your second card, and I do love the yellows and blues together! Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

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  19. Two fabulous cards Liz, but the second one is my absolute favourite. I love the colour combo and the dies you have used.
    Janice x

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  20. Seen a few of these cards around blogland, lovely, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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  21. Your Twofers are so beautiful and well designed. Great job on creating them.

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  22. Both projects are really nice! Thank you for joining in our Birthday celebration at Allsorts challenge.

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  23. Clever design Liz and colours.
    Faith
    x

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  24. Lovely cards Liz - I do like what you come up for this challenge. Shabneez x

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  25. Two fabulous cards Liz, such a pretty butterfly and super designs lovely colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  26. Hi Liz,
    what brilliant cards and such super designs they both are.
    The one with the Hunters Green is a very unusual one not seen that before.
    Love the super colours of the other one and those butterflies on them are soooooooo!!!! pretty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  27. Love your impossible fold card. I saw this fold a while ago and I have tried it out using copy paper so have worked out how it works . It really is quite ingenious . The hunters green for the base and your butterfly compliment the pretty design paper perfectly. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me for this celebration challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  28. Great job, Liz! I love your yellow and green and yellow and blue color hues for these cards, so pretty for spring! That Impossible Fold card is aptly named and so gorgeous with the sweet flowers! And I love your CASlicious birthday card with the dainty butterfly and embellished scallops! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5 as soon as you got home!! I hope you had a marvelous holiday! Hugs, Darnell

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  29. Both butterfly cards are so pretty! Love the colors you used and the designs of both are really awesome! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

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  30. Sorry for visiting so late, Liz! What a great card, love the way you've used the challenge colours to colour block your design, really lovely idea to use the colours as your white space.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  31. What a beautiful butterfly die it is! I have it too and I love it.
    Love your impossible card, it is beautiful


    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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  32. I love a butterfly - two very pretty cards! thank you for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time!

    Jackie

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  33. Beautiful CAS card that delicate stitched edge works perfectly with your sweet design. Thank you for sharing your fabulous creation over at That’s Crafty.
    Creative wishes Tracey DT

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  34. A really beautiful card and great stitching detail.
    Thanks so much for joining in our May challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss DT xx

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