Friday, 14 June 2013

Beautiful Butterflies

Evening Everyone, 

Well this week has been a strange week, it seems to have taken forever to get to Friday but I didn't get chance to do much crafting.. How does that work?

Anyway the card I have for you today, was actually an order I received of a very close friend. 
The task was do anything but for an anniversary.. So this is what I come up with. 

I have created an A5 card blank, on to this I matted up two layers, the first layer started of a white card piece that I used my distress inks on, well should have only used one colour, but I dropped my sponge in my coffee so had to use the next shades sponge and it slightly contaminated it, but I was actually really pleased with the look and I might try mixing my distress inks together more often see what happen.. Shame about that coffee tho! 

The next layer was a piece of paper from a booklet I got with a magazine I kid you not probably about 4 years ago, it was from Making Cards and was from the Nancy Watt Collection. 

Onto this I matted my "topper" this was created using my Cricut Expression machine. 

I set the machine onto portrait and multi cut, I put the cream card onto my mat and asked the machine to cut three butterflies at 2inches using the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Cartridge the butterfly I used was from page number 48 of the booklet and I kept the shift key on. 

Once this was done I trimmed the topper down to approx 3 inches by just over 7 and 1/2 inches 

I then matted this onto a piece of scrap paper out of my scrap box that actually worked well with the original backing paper.. It wasn't my original choice of paper but I like it much better then what I had first picked out.. So I was pleased to tell my hubby that, that scrap box of bits is actually useful hahaha. (he rolls my eyes when I shout at him for throwing scrap bits away from the cutting area)

The three pink butterflies were cut again from the Cricut using the same cartridge and the same page number of the booklet, this time I just cut it without the shift key.

To finish of the card I added a sentiment, three pearls to each butterfly, eight gems to the relevant corners and three piece of pastel pink card candi. 

So after all this waffling on here is the card. 

The Ingredients
A5 card blank
Card to layer with - I used white and coloured with Promarkers
Backing paper
Strip of card for topper
Die Cut 3X Butterflies or punch would work
8 gems
9 pearls
3x card canid
Promarker - to colour the butterflies

 The Challenges I am entering this into are:-

Everybody Art Challenge - Scrap Paper #240
Delightful Challenge - Wedding and Anniversaries
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Challenge Blog By Creative Shopping - Everything That Flies
Bunny Zoe's Craft - June Challege - Wings
Crafty Boots - Pink Butterflies 
Animal Friends Challenge - Butterfly or Bugs

So there it is, sorry for the long post, I just wanted to explain how I made it. :-) 

Crafty Hugs


Dreja said...

Eine ganz wundervolle Karte.

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Kreativeinkauf-Challenge.

LG Dreja

P.S. Sie würde auch zu den Animal Friends passen. ;-)

Dreja said...

Danke daß du dich noch bei den Animal Friends eingetragen hast.

LG Dreja

nwilliams6 said...

Such a cute and sweet butterfly card. The cutout butterflies with those very cool butterflies layered on top is a very cool idea.

Penny Odell said...

What a lovely card Kelly! I love your butterflies. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and I wish you the best of luck.

Jackie W said...

Very pretty and so lovely! Love the butterfly die cut and design! Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges!
Jackie :)

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo Kelly,

deine Karte sieht wunderschön aus. Die filigranen Schmetterlinge sehen so edel aus. Ich bin begeistert. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahmen an der Animal Friends Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

Doreen said...

Zauberhaft! Vielen lieben Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends. Liebe Grüße Doreen

The-Crafty-Dragon said...

A beautiful card Kelly. Tell the hubby to leave your scraps of paper and card alone. Lol. Seriously I love the butterflys and thank you for sharing the size you cut them at. Think this would be a good card for posting as we'll as there won,t be too much weight to it. Well done

carol said...

wonderful creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at BEARLY-MINE challenges x carol

Dee's Craft Room said...

Very pretty card, I love your design, it looks stunning.

Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.