Sunday, 1 June 2014

Blue Butterfly


I used a new flourish die for the first time today.
I glued 2 together for more dimension and tried to shape the leaves a bit, then coloured them with distress inks.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Addicted to CAS again.
This card has more subtle texture so I hope that's still ok. I've used a hammered card stock as a base and embossed a frame.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge it's anything goes.

I cut the butterfly base from vellum and painted it with twinkling H2Os. The top was cut from blue card and I used the leftovers to die cit the tiny butterflies. Snippets means I can visit the playground at 
Pixie's Crafty Workshop for lots of fun!

Materials used:
MFT flourish die; Memory Box butterfly dies; distress inks; twinkling H20s; Stately embossing folder; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

20 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Very pretty and a good idea to glue two flourishes together for added depth. Hugs Mrs a.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Love the colourways - butterfly not as delicate as your usual ones - but still very pretty... Mxx

Karen B said...

Lovely card Cathy. The green and blue works so well against the hammered card and love the embossed frames. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Karen x

Monica said...

Oooooh, I love that butterfly. It is the prettiest and it's colour is an anti depressant.

Brenda in IN said...

Your blue butterfly is beautiful. What a great die.

Bonnie said...

Wow, they get better and better! Gorgeous butterfly and layout! Love the hammered cardstock and the pretty flourish!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so pretty, the design is gorgeous.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Cathy really elegant huggles Sue xxx

Jean Straw said...

A beautiful card, I love the blue butterfly.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Great use of snippets! And a very pretty card!

Di said...

Really lovely Cathy! Great use of your new flourish die and I adore the vivid blue butterfly!

Hugs, Di xx

Loll Thompson said...

The texture on your card stock is really nice. And your flourish is so pretty with the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

Teresa Kline said...

hi Cathy! what a gorgeous card, luv the beautiful blue butterfly! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this card! That bfly is fabulous- Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Carol L said...

This is simply stunning! I love the vibrant colors and hammered white cardstock! Beautiful!

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. Your butterfly has such a dark and rich color, and I love that hammered cardstock. Dumb question--but did you actually hammer the card stock or is it a special paper with that pattern pressed in?

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are the Queen of butterfly cards, Cathy! This is another stunning card, great use of snippets, and well done jazzing up the flourish!! Thank you for playing again in the texture challenge at ATCAS!! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

The texture on the butterfly is gorgeous, thank you for sharing ur beautiful card with ATCAS !

Cathy said...

The cardstock has the pattern on it when you buy it. It's gorgeous, such a subtle texture but so lovely, Cathy x

MaryH said...

Been MIA for a bit, so I've lots to enjoy catching up on your lovely cards. I'm really liking this brilliant blue butterfly and love the idea of the H20 on the bottom vellum layer. Very effective and the flourish really sets off the blue b'fly. Lovely texture on the white background too. Off to check out some of the posts I've missed. TFS & Hugs