Monday 27 April 2020

Hope Butterfly Red & Green

This is another card in my series of Hope Butterflies. I have been making these for friends and neighbours using the same Statement Butterfly and sentiment. They have been well received by the recipients so far. It is bringing me joy making them as each one is different. I am using papers from my scrap drawers for the most part. The butterflies were all cut over the same 2 day period. As I am making the cards I am putting together a sketch and pretty papers and voila.

The base layer of the butterfly is a red dotty cardstock that has been recycled from the inside of a card I have received. The middle layer is a scrap of green paper. The top layer is white hammered card which has been inked with a pearlescent pink ink pad. Black gems were added to the body.

I have used the latest sketch from Outlawz for the layout of this card. The base layer is the same card as the butterfly which I have distressed the edges with a black ink pad.

The frame is a die cut Rococo Frames from Crafter's Companion. This was cut from a green paper which is from a magazine freebie. I used a scrap of pink card for the diamond shape edged with the black ink.

Following the layout of the sketch I added a length of black ribbon to the card and embellished with some diamante gems.

I used a digital sentiment from McMahon Five Designs who retired some years ago from designing stamps. I coloured the hearts with and red glitter gel pen. This was cut using a Baroque Frame die from Crafter's Companion.

Card Details -

Size - A5
Digital Sentiment - McMahon Five Designs (retired)
Colouring Medium - Sakura Glitter Gel Pen & Brilliance Pearlescent Ink Pad
Embellishments - Gemstones & Ribbon

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Another lovely butterfly card Mandy.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  2. Pretty butterfly card. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our" Use Ribbons and/or Bows" challenge

  3. I am loving the different ways you are presenting your butterflies. Thank you for joining us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. This is so pretty, Mandy...I love that butterfly! Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxoxoxo

  5. Beautiful butterfly again and a great layout. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Gorgeous ! Thank you so much for joining my challenge 'animal magic' over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

  7. Fabulous project!.... thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at ... hugs Nelly x

  8. Such a pretty card Mandy! Love the butterfly xx

  9. This is so pretty for our animal magic challenge over at country view. Just a little heads up that in order to be in with a chance of winning the gift code you need to link to the actual challenge not just to the challenge site. Crafty hugs xx

  10. Another beautiful card using that wonderful butterfly
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  11. Hi, Mandy! I am really enjoying your "Butterfly" Hope series! Your projects are beautifully constructed! Thanks for including A Place To Start in your challenge sharing!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  12. Congratulations! You were chosen as a Rising Star at A Place To Start for the week: April 22, 2020 - May 3, 2020! Please stop by our blog to grab your badge.

  13. This is absolutely beautiful and the sentiment is perfect with that delicate butterfly die cut! Sure to add joy to someone's day! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. ~Katrina

  14. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘lace and/or ribbon’ challenge with your lovely card… It will certainly brighten someone's day! Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  15. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 9 at Gem of a Challenge!

  16. Lovely sentiment and such a pretty butterfly. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT


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