Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Flutter of Colors

The Monday challenge at wecraftcards.com is to create a card or other item inspired by something we saw on Pinterest. I pinned this sweet butterfly card and some jewel toned butterflies that I knew would be gorgeous on vellum. Cut a cloud template from a paper scrap and stenciled clouds with a makeup sponge and sky blue chalk onto white cardstock. Printed the butterflies on vellum, fussy cut and adhered them, sketched on their little antennae… and let them fly!
PS- you can find the jewel toned butterflies here- http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2013/04/scraps-of-elegance.html  
and my inspiration card is from http://inkypuddles.blogspot.com/2011/02/flutter-by-wednesday-142-rainbow-of.html
Entered into:
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Inspired by Pinterest                      
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Stencil It                     
Poppy Power- Bug Me

A dear friend gave me a packet of wonderful B&W napkins that I knew I had to use for card making. Discovered that I could pull them apart to get a slightly transparent image. Backed it with assorted patterned papers to add a shout of color and create some depth from the patterns. (To qualify for the Cas-usal Friday’s Challenge, I used patterned paper in coral and aqua to play against the gray tone of the transparent napkin.) Layered upon a bright card with notched fold, a pair of ribbon ties and a little butterfly… for a perfectly sweet finishing touch!
Entered into:
Cas-usal Fridays- Color Challenge    
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Patterned Paper    
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge    


  1. I really love this, the textured look from the shading is awesome.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  2. All those butterflies look wonderful and you did a wonderful job on the clouds. Very pretty. Thanks for playing in our June Bug challenge at Power Poppy!

  3. Gorgeous card! love your design, fabulous butterflies and background! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara


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