Thursday, 22 January 2015

Orange Birthday Butterfly


Hi everyone, hope your week has been good so far. I've done lots of housework but still need to tackle tidying the dreaded tupperware/ plastics cupboard! It's been on the job list every holiday for quite some time. It'll happen!

I was inspired to make this card by the colour challenge at Just Us Girls. Orange, blue and green are probably not colours I'd use together but I had fun with these.

I stamped the butterfly in versafine, clear embossed and fussy cut it. I used twinkling H2O's to colour it and the punched flowers.

The flowers were punched from snippets of white card, so I'm visiting the playground at

Stamping Sensations wants us to use dies or punches as well as stamping on a project.

Seize the Birthday has an optional sketch toppings with the birthday theme. I've gone for the anything goes birthday option.

Supplies:
Indigo Blu flutterby stamp; EK Success flower punch; Papertrey Ink woodgrain texture plate; twinkling H2O's; liquid pearls; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

22 comments:

  1. I can't get enough of this gorgeous butterfly done in such beautiful colors! The textured cardstock background is just perfect too!

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  2. Wow Cathy, just perfect! LOVE the embossing plus the little flowers - then perfectly finished with that glorious butterfly. Love it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. I love this large butterfly and then the line of pretty flower and such wonderful sparkle from the H20's, a simple design but so elegant and pretty. Thanks for the congrats. I must say I couldn't believe it - how lucky!! x

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  4. That butterfly really is stunning Cathy. Great card. Love the embossing too. xxx

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  5. That's a gorgeous card! The butterfly looks shimmery and so realistic. What a great nature themed card, complete with woodgrain!

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  6. This is stunning, Cathy. The depth of colour on your butterfly is beautiful :)

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  7. This is a magnificently colored butterfly perched against that white wood embossing. The white makes the browns stand out so well, and the tiny colored flowers just make it a happy summery look to the lovely butterfly...as though he's just landed in a garden. Beautiful, Miss Cathy. TFS & Hugs

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  8. Wow what a beautiful butterfly. Simply stunning. Love how it stands out in front of your woodgrain background. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Just us Girls.

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  9. Gorgeous card, Cathy! The butterfly looks as if it could take off at any moment :) The white woodgrain background is a great base for the lush colours!

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  10. A great interpretation of the colour challenge. I like how you've kept the design clean and simple so as not to detract from that stunning butterfly. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  11. Cathy, This is beautiful!!! Your butterfly is stunning! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls!

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  12. Gorgeous card, I think the soft background wood grain really adds a wonderful dimension to the card along with the row of flowers on each side of the butterfly! Thank you for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  13. Wow! Your butterfly is absolutely stunning! Fab card!

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  14. What a beauty Cathy, loving the beautiful butterfly against the embossed background.

    It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

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  15. Cathy, your butterflies are always colored to look so authentic and this is true for this one. Pretty, pretty card. I have to laugh at the Tupperware.cupboard. I have one of those and it gets completely out of hand too. So do the plastic butter tubs that I save for people to take home food in!

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  16. Wow that's so gorgeous Cathy, love that pretty butterfly too ;) Viv xx

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  17. Ah Cathy a really beautiful card...great butterfly coloured superbly. Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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  18. Your butterfly looks so real I had to look twice. Love how you pulled in all the colors.

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  19. A stunning card, Cathy! Elegant and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month for our Dies and punches theme. good luck!

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  20. Gorgeous Cathy - love it & you Mxxx

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  21. Wow! What a fabulous butterfly , gorgeous colours and a beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

    Joan

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  22. Gorgeous colouring and fabulous texture. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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