Sunday, 11 May 2014

Purple butterflies & flowers


Hi, purple is one of my favourite colours so I wanted to enter the challenge at
The Card Concept which has a monochromatic purple theme. I think my card fits the clean and simple category.

I'm also popping back to Stamplorations where the challenge is to use a stamp and a flower on your project.


I've fussy cut the Hero Arts antique engraving butterfly stamp and used petal pleasures embossing folder as my flower element.

Addicted to Stamps & More has a clean and simple theme.

Edited to add: I've realized that this card also fits the theme of time flies love lasts at the Time Out  Challenge. You can use the whole sentiment or any of the words as inspiration, so my butterflies fit. (Thanks for the suggestion Sandie).

Materials used:
Hero Arts butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear embossing powder; prismacolor pencils & gamsol; CC petal pleasures embossing folder; sentiment sticker, stickles and bling.

Thanks for visiting :)
Cathy x

16 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful, love the gold n the purple :) thank you for sharing with ATSM !

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  2. another stunner Cathy - beautiful xx

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  3. Just gorgeous Cathy, the purple embossed background is fabulous and the butterflies just stunning. Thanks for joining us at ATSM and Stamplorations. Plus this would be perfect for our challenge at TIME OUT this week, would love you to link up, here is the link
    http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/time-out-challenge-5.html

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  4. Beautiful card Cathy - love the embossed background and your butterflies look so pretty:) xx

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  5. Gorgeous card. Love the purple, love the EF and love the butterflies!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. Beautiful card! The monochrome look is very elegant and I love this layout. Pretty butterflies never fail either! :) Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge... And thanks for joining STAMPlorations also!

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  7. Wow! Simply stunning, Cathy! Who would have thought something so simple could be so gorgeous? Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept!

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  8. I love butterflies and purple, so I think your card is beautiful! Good to see that an embossed background can work so elegant. Thank you for taking the Time Out and join us, Gerrina

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  9. Love the partially embossed background leaving the perfect spot for your sentiment!

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  10. Love that ef - and of course your butterflies always look good Mxx

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  11. Oh my! This is absolutely stunning! I really like the embossed background and beautiful butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  12. Hi Cathy wow this card is just beautiful I love the butterflies and embossing! Just beautiful!
    Vic x

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  13. Love the purpliciousness of this one, Cathy. Those butterflies are striking against the dark lavender background. Love that EF too. TFS

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  14. Beautiful butterflies and embossing folder! Love all that purple!

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  15. OMGosh, those pink and lavender butterflies against that awesome embossed BG just really make the sentiment that much more visible. Beautiful!

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  16. What a lovely card! Purple being my favorite color, you really did so much with it! Stunning!

    I have a probably silly question I hope you will take time to answer. The band with the sentiment in the center looks as if it is the same piece of paper that the flowers are embossed on. Are they? If so, how did you keep that band of paper from being embosse Hoping it is an EF run through a machine like Cuttlebug, and not hand embossed with a stylus.) I've been trying to figure out how that's done for years! Or is it a separate slip of paper placed over the embossed flowers? Sorry, it ended up being more than 1 question! This card is so beautiful!

    His,
    Traci S.

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