Monday 2 January 2017

Watercoloured butterfly

Hi everyone, got some birthdays coming up so need to get a stash of cards ready!

This butterfly was cut from a scrap of watercoloured paper.(I used the bigger panels behind some diecuts for a stained glass effect). The happy diecut was inked with versamark and sprinkled with aged black frantage. When heat embossed it gives a great enamelled look.

I'm linking up to a few challenges:

At Less is More it's recipe week, add dimension.
I've popped the butterfly up on foam dots to add dimension.

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Using the scrap of watercolured paper means I can pop over to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Snippets Playground Badge

It's anything goes at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
(This is the only badge that would copy here!)

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It's also anything goes at Word Art Wednesday
 (with the option of using the inspirational bible verse on your card too).

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At Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge it's anything goes with the option of using stencils.

I've used a scrap of watercolour paper painted with a mixture of Kuretake Gansai paints and some Finetec gold shimmer paint, for the butterfly.

 Stampin Up Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die; Memory Box Moonlight Butterfly die for the body; Kuretake Gansai & Finetec gold watercolour paints; Poppystamps jumbled birthday die; versamark ink and aged black frantage embossing enamel; Kaisercraft birthday stamp, versafine ink & clear ep; Stately embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. What a beautiful butterfly and a gorgeous CAS card! Thanks for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge!

  2. As always Cathy a beautiful card with a wonderful butterfly.

  3. A lovely card, great design and beautiful butterfly.
    Kath x

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the effect on the butterfly, and the embossed border. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More, and Happy New Year!

  5. Really lovely card Cathy - great use of a snippet for that butterfly as well!


    Di xx

  6. Fantastic looking card. The big bold sentiment is perfectly paired with the lovely butterfly. LOVE IT.

    Happy 2017 to you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. You make the most beautiful butterfly cards and this is another great one. When I make this larger it looks like metal because of the shine. So pretty.

  8. This is beautifully CAS, Cathy! I love butterflies and the heat embossed "happy". Thanks for playing along at HLS' Watercolor Challenge.

  9. Such a pretty butterfly, such a beautiful CAS card!

  10. Beautiful birthday card, Cathy!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Such a beautiful card and butterfly.

    Sue xx

  12. Stunning card - love that beautiful butterfly!

  13. Cathy, that butterfly is simply gorgeous! You've also managed to fit in with quite a few challenges! My hat's off to you! I can rarely get my card to "fit" two challenges!

  14. Beautifully CAS, I love the blue butterfly and the embossed greeting.
    Jean x

  15. Gorgeous CAS card Cathy! It's so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge & Happy New Year!
    Mandy xx

  16. Beautiful, striking, fun and classy CAS. Great take on our challenge and Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More. A very happy new year to you! Sarah x

  17. Beautiful - I love the enamelled look you've given to the die cut and the finetec gold on the butterfly just pops against the deep blue. I also really like the dry embossing (?) round the edge to frame the image. Thank you so much for joining us at the HLS Watercolor challenge. Jenny x

  18. Gorgeous watercolor butterfly, Cathy! And your enamel look sentiment is stunning! Thank you for including this beauty in HLS' watercolor challenge!

  19. Beautiful butterfly.
    So pretty. x

  20. Classically beautiful in your classically lovely style, Cathy, do love the blues! Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  21. cathy is this gorgeous, i love the butterfly of course
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More this week
    Jen xx

  22. I love how dimensional your beautiful butterfly is, and the embossed edging to your card is a lovely effect too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  23. Such beautiful impact, Cathy ... what a stunning card! Hugs, Anita :)

  24. Wow, just beautiful! Congrats for the Less is More win - well deserved! I had to pop over for a closer look. Gorgeous card!

    Jen xx

  25. This is beautiful, Cathy. Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. It's a blessing to have you join us, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday


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