Friday, May 10, 2019

Butterflies Galore

For this weeks QKR Stampede Challenge, my DT card features an image [Butterfly Background] and a sentiment [Butterfly Saying] from Eureka Stamps. You can find them HERE. I wanted to use the digis to create a card to enter in the current Butterfly Challenge "F is for Flap Fold" so followed the card fold instruction on that site. To make the card closure, I printed off an extra copy of a few butterflies from the background, colored one with bright red, fussy-cut around it and layered it upon a few circles of cardstock with a piece of foam tape.  For contrast, and to meet the challenge colors, I added tan [flax] parchment paper behind the butterfly panels, bright red vellum behind the red butterfly, and colored an additional butterfly a pretty dusky rose tone, fussy cut and attached it to the inside sentiment.
 
Entered into: 
Butterfly Challenge- #122 Letter F for Flap Fold                 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #386-#387 Anything Goes                    

I also used the Eureka "Butterfly Saying" digi  on the inside of my next card that was made for the 2019 Spring | Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. I used a coffee cup stack digi that I purchased from an Etsy shop and used directions for paper piecing provided HERE to create a card that I posted HERE. I remembered that I had cut out some extra cups, so found them and crafted this card. The white embossed background is actually a notecard from a pack I purchased at Walgreens a few years ago, and the pretty little butterfly is a free digi that you can find HERE. I wanted to provide you with the link where you could purchase the stack of cups, but discovered it is no longer available at that Etsy shop. However, there is a similar digi set at Beccy's Place – named "Time for Tea" that works, too. I actually made a card with it last Christmas using this same paper piecing process and provided a photo tutorial on my blog when I posted the photo. You can find that post HERE. The little My Friend tag is from Lili of the Valley digi set named "Sentiment Tags." You can find them HERE. Am entering this card into several challenges including "If you Give a Crafter a Cookie" [pastel colors of the cups and their patterns reflect the colors and patterns on the cookies. Plus the lacy texture on the cookies resembles the white embossing on the background of the card.] 
 
Entered into: 
Cute Card Thursday- #581 Tie a Bow                                                                   

The Eureka "Butterfly Saying" digi makes a third appearance on my DT creation for this week's Colour Crazy Challenge. The sponsor is All Dressed Up and this wonderful image is named "Oriental Girl." You can find it HERE. I colored the beauty with Spectrum Noir markers, a white gel pen, and a micro-fine grey watercolor marker. The turquoise butterfly is a freebie from HERE. Am entering this in several challenges including All Dressed Up's "Your Favorite Color" [I have several but Turquoise is one of them] and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge [I just sent this card to my youngest sister for Mothers Day. She is an amazing mom and Grandma and I think she'll appreciate this sentiment and sweet image.] 
 
Entered into:  
The Paper Shelter- #38 Colour It
All Dressed Up [FB]- Anything Goes- Use Your Favorite Colors   
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- For a Special Lady                                

This week I actually made two cards for the Colour Crazy Challenge because I loved BOTH of the images from All Dressed Up that were available for DT use.  This adorable image and sentiment are from a set named, "Dino." You can find it HERE. I colored the little cutie with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen. [ I love his little cap set at a jaunty angle. So cute.] The background paper was a recent purchase from Hobby Lobby, and the white vellum and clear photo corners are from my scrapbook stash. The inside sentiment is a freebie from Wink Wink Ink. You can find it HERE.  I fussy cut two little dinos from the background paper and attached them to the inside of the card with foam tape to add a little dimension. Plus… I find fussy cutting relaxing. [Yup… I am weird like that!]
 
Entered into: 
All Dressed Up- Anything Goes- #92 Anything Goes                                     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                        
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    

17 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy all of your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  2. Oh, all of them are fabulous Kathy! Love the stacked tea cups.

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  3. Stacked cups are always sooo cool, and I love your pretty card featuring them!

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  4. Wowza, another day of stunning makes!! The Asian lady is my favorite - very beautifully colored. And I just love the paper pieced cups.

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  5. Wonderful cards. I like the paper pieced cups.

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  6. Your stacked cups are so pretty how you pieced them.

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  7. Your dino card is very cute! I love how he is backed on vellum and then has the dino paper in the background.
    Hugs Monica

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  8. Another fabulous fold. Your art has been SO much fun to see in this hop.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Karen L

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  9. Thankyou for trying out the flap fold. You have made a gorgeous card. I really like your closure. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. All your creations are awesome and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in hand coloring challenge this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge. Hugs:) Audrey DT

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  11. Fabulous cards! Each one is so beautifully created. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge- Patsy

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  12. Wonderful cards! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at All Dressed Up Stamps. ~Pam-DT

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