Friday, 26 April 2019

Texture and blue butterflies.


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.
The optional toppings theme is texture. 


This has so many possibilities, but as always, you can play along with the anything goes option so long as it's a birthday.


For this card I dry embossed the white panel with a Darice folder, it's called crackle and I love the look ( and feel) of it.

Here's a closer look.


I had 2 coloured butterflies in my stash. These had been stamped with versafine ink, clear embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Inktense pencils.

I diecut the birthday sentiment twice from black card. One I inked in versamark then sprinkled on aged black frantage embossing enamel and heat set it. I glued it onto the second one to add dimension.

The design team and birthday guest have some wonderful inspiration for you so I hope you can play along.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Retro Rubber where it's anything goes and you must use a stamp older than one year.
These Darkroom Door butterfly stamps are from the Wings set dated 2012.

RRCB 109

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, where it's anything goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Allsorts where it's blossoms, bugs or butterflies.

Grab our logo

Watercooler Wednesday, where it's all about ocasions.


Supplies:
Darice crackle embossing folder; Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die; Stampendous aged black frantage enamel; Darkroom Door butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Inktense pencils; happy sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
 Cathy x

27 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Great texture from the dry embossing, pretty butterflies and love the frantage on the sentiment. Such a striking card x.

Viv said...

Love these bright blue butterflies. Looking good on that embossed background - can see why you like it so much!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty colored bflies - great texture too. That hb is on my wish list :)

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous Butterflies.

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Cathy. The butterflies are stunning and really 'pop' against the white, embossed background. xx

brenda said...

What beautiful Butterflies in the striking shades of blue, thanks so much for joining our 'Blossoms, Butterflies and Bugs' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous texture, Cathy ... love the contrast between the delicacy of those delicious butterflies and the metallic look of the sentiment ... this is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

The butterflies are beautiful, Cathy. The birthday greeting just shines with the frantage on it.

Barbara said...

Smashingly beautiful card! Love the contrast of the butterflies on the embossed background. But yo didn't stop there, you added texture to the sentiment. Drop-dead gorgeous!

ElizStewart said...

Cathy... your butterflies are perfect! Love all the texture on the card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Retro Rubber!

MBFairySky said...

Beautiful card ! I love the design ! Thanks for sharing !

Jan Clothier said...

Gorgeous! The texture folder is wonderful! It looks like your striking butterflies are at rest on a roughcast house. So very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Nancy said...

Love that crackle EF a lot Cathy! You fussy cut those butterflies and antennas too! WOW! Lovely card!!

Karen Brown said...

LOVE your textured background and your gorgeous sentiment! Very nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Bonnie said...

I love the texture of the crackle too, Cathy, and those butterflies are gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

These butterflies look so beautiful and realistic! And lovely on the textured background.

Created by Kath said...

I love the pop of blue those butterflies give your card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

Darnell said...

There are so many delightful and gorgeous elements to your birthday card, Cathy! I love all the dimension and texture and the plump glossy sediment!! Hugs, Darnell

Misty Elam said...

What a gorgeous card!! Your butterflies are beautiful and I LOVE what you did to the Birthday die. I've never seen anything like that. Is the EP black and gold? Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you’ll join us again soon.
Misty

Claire Grantham said...

Love your card, the background textures really make your pretty butterflies pop. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Ashwini Rao said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! Love the crackled texture and the butterflies look especially gorgeous!

TaeEun said...

This is a beautiful and elegant birthday card! Love the blue butterflies and the embossing enamel you used for the die cut sentiment! Gorgeous!

Neva Cole said...

Great use of stamps, VersaMark and colored pencils. I too love to have a textured background on many of my cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber for our AG challenge

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous...the bkg looks like a crackle.
:) Karen

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! I love how you did the sentiment.

Glenda J said...

Your enamel sentiment is AMAZING! Beautiful butterflies and fabulous texture too.

MBFairySky said...

I love the design on your card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration !