A Butterfly and a Tulip…

Hello everyone. Did you imagine I was going to tell a joke about a butterfly and a tulip, walking into a bar……. 🙂 🙂 hmmm – I might have to think of a joke about that.

It’s my turn to host at Cardz4Galz and I chose the theme of ‘Wings’……….I thought that would create a lot of varied creations and I hope you can come and join us this time.

By wings, we mean exactly that – birds, butterflies, dragonflies, fairies, dragons……such a wide interpretation, I can’t wait to see what you create. The Design Team has some interesting and varied inspiration, so I hope you have a look and see how they have each created their projects.

I decided to go CAS – very clean, very simple – well, once I had decided where I was going with this………. 🙂

I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Sweet Tulip‘ wafer die, and cut it out four times from card with double-sided sticky adhesive, so I could stack them all together for dimension.

The butterfly die is from Spellbinders – very old, very much used by my mum in the past.

I used some Distress Oxide in Carved Pumpkin and Barn Door on a piece of card stock, blended, then cut out the back of the butterfly. The inner butterfly cut from black card-stock to create some drama.

The sentiment is from a stamp set from Crafters Companion, and stamped in Altenew Obsidian pigment ink for the crisp letters.

I look forward to seeing you in our gallery……….. 🙂 🙂

I shall also be entering this into the following challenges:

AAA CardsCAS and made in minutes with option of summer

Uniko challenge – flowers

Addicted to Stamps CAS

Turquoise Butterfly

Hello again. I have a card to share today, but it took me ages to find a suitable butterfly. I can’t believe I have so few butterflies in my stash – and I couldn’t actually find more than a couple of stamps, but I found this old Spellbinders butterfly die-set – which absolutely suited what I wanted to do.

I purposely took a wider photo – so you could the pheasants in the background – just above the butterfly. This next photo has another female off on her food hunting travels:

Back to the card………I found the butterfly die-set, and then looked everywhere for a turquoise ink, pen, marker, card – you name it – I hunted. Again, it took a while, but in the end I used a Copic Marker to colour a piece of ‘Make It colour blending card’ I ordered from Marker Geek – this is soooo smooth, and colours and blends beautifully.

I die-cut the butterfly, then thought about the card base….and thought….then realised I had a delivery of the new Stamps By Me die sets just sitting there waiting to be opened. So – this is one of the dies. A huge die – I mean huge – 8 inches square…..three passes in my Big Shot Pro – despite a shim (should have used the Gemini!!) and I stuck this down to a white card base.

The sentiment is from Visible Image – a stamp set full of encouraging sentiments I have been longing to use – and I think it suits a butterfly perfectly. I stamped the sentiment in a Lawn Fawn grey, as I thought a black would be too much.

A little close up:

The butterfly is only stuck down by the centre body area – the wings just floating there.

I shall be entering this into the following challenges:

CAS on FridayCAS butterflies

CASologyTurquoise

Make My Monday ChallengeAnything with wings

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes