Monday, 8 September 2014

Japanese rice paper & butterfly


Hi, I was inspired by a few challenges to create this card.

At Addicted to CAS, the theme is oriental.

I bought this Japanese rice paper sheet at a craft show in Brisbane a couple of years ago with my sister. We bought a couple of different patterns and shared half each as they were quite large.
I might have to buy the other half back from her as I love these colours!

Since I think this paper counts as NBUS, I'm popping another entry into Darnell's challenge to celebrate her 600th follower. She has an awesome blog that always inspires. To join in you just need to use some of your stash of Never Before Used Schtuff! I'm choosing option 4 again, none of the above, in the optional themes.

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Inkspirational has this gorgeous inspiration pic as a theme.


I've gone with the peacock green, gold and blue colours. 

At Virginia's View Challenge, the theme is to use patterned or designer paper.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge they are celebrating Stamptember. You need to create a project using a rubber stamp and join a blog hop to check out the DT's fabulous inspiration.

I stamped my butterfly onto white card, fussy cut it and coloured it with tombow markers.

Materials used:
Memory Box cocoa bean butterfly stamp, versafine ink and clear embossing powder; tombow markers; Japanese rice paper; sentiment sticker and bling.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



32 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This paper is divine! I love the oriental feel to it and your batterfly perched beside it is so pretty!

sandie said...

This paper is just gorgeous, the little subtle lines of gold through it are just perfect for an oriental feel. Thanks for joining is at Ink and ATCAS

Darnell J Knauss said...

That paper is incredibly stunning, Cathy. I'm very proud of you for using it on a card!! Doesn't it look so gorgeous there with that amazing butterfly? You did a marvelous job of coloring on the butterfly. She looks like she metamorphosed right up and out of that beautiful paper!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Brilliant card, fantastic colours and a lovely clean design.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Cathy, this is beautiful. The paper is stunning. I've never had any of that but with that paper edged in gold and the matching butterfly this made a fantastic card.

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love your beautiful paper and butterfly - such a fabulous CAS design.
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational.
Pauline GDT
x

Sue said...

Beautiful card Cathy..huggles Sue xx

Mynn xx said...

What a gorgeous card! LOVE the beautiful patterned paper--the colors are so beautiful! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Cathy, so elegant, pretty and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Heidi's special birthday blog hop
hugs
Mandy xx

Carol L said...

I love that gorgeous paper with the rich blue & green tones! The bits of gold look spectacular in the mix! Simply stunning card!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

I think I used all of my paper a few years ago - stunning card.... Mxxx

cybil said...

What a beautiful card. That rice paper is stunning. Does anyone know where to purchase rice paper? Just Beautiful. I hope your sister still has the other half so you can get it back...great job

Karen Mead said...

Stunning card Cathy and these colours look amazing! Hugs xx

Deepti said...

Superb!! what a fabulous panel :)

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... that is gorgeous paper Cathy! Yes, you need to buy the other half back from your sister!! :) Beautiful shades of turquoise and blue! Your gorgeous butterfly is perfectly color-matched. Love this striking, but CAS design. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful work Cathy love your simplicity, but very classy cards.... Shaz in Oz.x

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE your take on this challenge, just absolutely LOVELY!!!!

Nonni said...

This is very beautiful, I love that paper, very oriental, the colors look pretty! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Anita in France said...

Spectacular, Cathy ... truly stunning! Been browsing through your other recent cards too, as I've been mostly out of blogland for a while ... gorgeous floral and leafy delights! Anita :)

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty! The color is fabulous! Very nicely done!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

The colours and the butterfly is absolutely stunning.
Thanks for playing with us at INK for the photo inkspiration challenge. Hope you will join us again next time.
Pia xx

Sue said...

Hi Cathy, the lovely paper goes so well with your beautiful butterfly. Have a good weekend x

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card, love the butterfly!
Thanks for joining us at Virginia's View Challenge!

Liz said...

A stunning card! I love the beautiful paper - such lovely colours. x

Kiwigirl said...

Stunning!

Cindy H. said...

There is no other word than - Stunning! Gorgeous coloring on the butterfly - at first I thought it was dp but no, you colored it! Found your card on Pinterest and had to hop over to your blog to comment. Thanks for sharing this truly gorgeous card.

Cathy said...

thanks Cindy.

Linda Jamme said...

I don't know why this card you made 2years ago, showed up on Pinterest today but it sure caught my eye. What a beauty. Now if I can figure out how you made this. I would be, beyond proud to send this to a friend.

Cathy said...

Thanks Linda,

Daria said...

Beautiful paper and card design. TFS.

Ina G said...

Browsing through Pinterest and came across this beautiful card. Low and behold it's yours Cathy. Stunning colours and such an eye catching layout.

Cathy said...

Thanks Ina!