Time (butter)flies

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The inspiration for this card is from Time Out Challenges. There is a gorgeous picture of a clock and butterflies, which I have been thinking of for a few days. When I was in a panic buying mode in Crafters Companion store yesterday – looking for my water-colour card – I came across this stunning die from Memory Box, and thought it would be ideal for CASEing this inspiration picture. (Copy and share everything)

I initially thought that the die would cut the butterflies out of paper stock completely, but when I cut it in white – as per photo – I realised it actually cut the rectangle out, and part-cut the butterflies, leaving them in the card, attached by their middle section. I started off by thinking I would cut the die and have red underneath showing through each butterfly shape, but this wouldn’t work with how the die actually cut.

On to my next idea – I cut the die out of red sparkly card, and then cut each individual little butterfly out, snipping with my fine decoupage scissors. Yes – more than 50 little, tiny, butterflies. Then used my Stampin Up fine tip glue, and stuck each of the 50 little butterflies individually down on the white card base. Each one. Singly. Stuck down. Definitely had my patient head on when I did that! And, you know, it’s really, really difficult to not put them in straight lines, and make them haphazard…..

The clock was die cut out of Tim Holtz/Sizzix BIGZ die ‘Clock, Ornate and hands’, then embossed with Spellbinders M-Bossability ‘numbers’. The hands cut out of the same red sparkly card I had used for the butterflies. I was going the leave the card as it was, then decided to add a sentiment from Stampin Up ‘Special Reason’ stamp set – just a little one, in the bottom corner.

Yep – good idea – then smudged it! Again! Will I never learn? So I added yet another little red butterfly……………catastrophe averted. Kinda.

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Time (butter)flies

  1. I can only imagine how long it took you to snip out those little butterflies – but it was definitely worth it – that cascade of sparkly red butterflies is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with use at TIME OUT! Jill

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  2. This certainly is a labor of love! Love how you used the photo as inspiration! Lovely card! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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  3. This must have taken so long but the look you achieved is stunning. I love the tiny little sentiment too. Fabulous card and a wonderful take on the inspiration pic. Thank you for sharing with us at Time Out! Jenny x

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  4. This must have taken so long but the look you achieved is stunning. I love the tiny little sentiment too. Fabulous card and a wonderful take on the inspiration pic. Thank you for sharing with us at Time Out! Jenny x

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  5. my goodness this is stunning.Your creativity is astounding. I love the movement you have created with the butterflies and how you incorporated the clock into the card. One stunning interpretation of our photo. Thank you for joining is at Time Out

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