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 an iridescent pink cardstock. This was part of the packaging from some pre-cut die cuts that I had purchased a long time ago. The middle layer is a scrap of DCWV paper. The top layer is white hammered card which has been inked with a pearlescent pink ink pad and white around the edges. Dark purple gems were added to the body.
I used sketch 180 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for the layout of the card.
I have just had a Cartload deal from Crafter's Companion of some of the Vintage Lace collection. There were loads of dies and some pretty papers. The colours are mainly purple & teal and I used these papers to make this card. The base teal textured cardstock and the 2 patterned papers are CC products. the glittery purple cardstock is from my stash.
I have added some home made enamel dots that are made from pony beads that you melt in the oven. I bought a couple of small bags from Ebay and these pearlescent ones worked really well. I found the tutorial here on Creative Bug on the Loose a long time ago and finally got round to making them. I am really pleased with how they turned out.
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 - 8" x 8"
Digital Sentiment - McMahon Five Designs (retired)
Dies - Statement Butterfly & Baroque Frames by Crafter's Companion
Papers - Vintage Lace collection by Crafter's Companion
Colouring Medium - Sakura Glitter Gel Pen & Brilliance Pearlescent Ink Pad
Embellishments - Gemstones & enamel dots
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #38 Anything Goes with a Critter
- 613 Avenue Create – #233 Anything Goes
- A Bit More Time To Craft - #115 Anything Goes
- A Perfect Time To Craft - #5 Anything Goes
- All Fun Challenges - #7 Anything Goes & Colours
- Allsorts - #570 Butterflies
- Angie’s Digital Stamps - #42 Anything Goes
- Arty Divas - #20 Anything Goes
- Catch The Bug – Anything Goes
- Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
- Corrosive Challenge - #5 Anything Goes
- Crafter’s Castle - #29 Anything Goes
- Crafting Happiness - #47 Anything Goes
- Crafts Galore Encore – #75 Anything Goes
- Crafty Animals - #38 Anything Goes with an Animal
- Crafty Catz - #504 Anything Goes & Sending Hugs
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper - Any Patterned paper
- Creatalicious Challenges - #186 Anything Goes
- Creative Fingers - #185 Anything Goes
- Dare 2B Artzy – In The Garden
- Di’s Digi Designs – Die Cuts or Punches
- Digi Choosday - #17 Anything Goes
- Gem of A Challenge - #9 Anything Goes
- Get Creative - #91 Make It Sparkly
- Jan’s Digi Stamps - Anything Goes
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #130 Anything Goes
- Love To Craft - #46 Anything Goes
- Love To Scrap - #133 Anything Goes
- Make My Monday - #121 Use A Digital Stamp
- Mix It Up Challenge - #37 Anything Goes
- Morgan’s Art World - #5 Anything Goes
- Papercraft Business Challenge - #29 Anything goes
- Path of Positivity - #80 Anything Positive
- Polkadoodles - #18 Anything Goes
- QKR Stampede – #396 Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
- Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Card Layout
- Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
- Use Your Stuff - #397 Flowers and/or Butterflies
- We Love 2 Create - #5 Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday - #436-437 Anything Goes
- Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Such a beautiful card Mandy! The teal and purple colors go so well with the butterfly! xxReplyDelete
Beautiful, that butterfly is amazing. EmmaReplyDelete
I love that you are using up scraps which really fits perfectly with that sketch. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Arlene DT
Absolutely gorgeous work.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Annette DT
Stunning butterfly, love the design and the beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.ReplyDelete
Lovely card Mandy, this is a beautiful butterfly know wonder why your neighbours are loving your cards. I adore your colour combo and I must look and what you did with these beads. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.ReplyDelete
A super colour palette with such depth, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Butterflies' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.ReplyDelete
A stunning butterfly, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxxReplyDelete
Lovely project and the butterfly is stunning Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create Hugs Terry (DT) xxx
such a stunning card, thank you for playing with us at MMMReplyDelete
A beautiful card, I bought those Vintage Lace papers earlier this year and really love them. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.ReplyDelete
Mandy- A beautiful butterfly card from a talented artist! That should give everyone you send it to hope! As always thank you for entering JDS May Blog Challenge!ReplyDelete
Jan (owner/illustrator- Jan's Digi Stamps Shop)
Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!ReplyDelete
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
Fabulous card ,great colors and design ...Thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you againReplyDelete
Željka DT xx
Very pretty card. I love the colors and images. Great design. So glad you shared over at Catch the bug (and Crafty Catz) Be safe and stay strong.ReplyDelete
Very pretty and great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DTReplyDelete
Lovely project! Thank you for entering our butterfly-challenge at Allsorts this week.ReplyDelete
Amazing! Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry.ReplyDelete
Stunning card! Wonderful butterfly as a focal point on your card.ReplyDelete
We're so glad you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.
Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
Beautiful project Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Wendy DT Member for https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Very pretty card. I love the colours and the lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Make my Monday. Love Dawn xReplyDelete
What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com] PS Sorry I'm a bit late at posting this. I have no excuse except that social isolation is making me a bit dingy!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking part in our challenge digi choosday! Your card is amazingReplyDelete
WOW, what a magnificent butterfly, Mandy! I adore all the layers. Perfect color combo. I'm wearing 3 DT hats today -Thanks so much for supporting our "Anything Goes" challenges by playing along at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Jan's Digi Stamps this month and at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in all 3 challenges. :-DReplyDelete
Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge last week. Top picks will be posted to the blog today. Swing by to see if you are listed! A new challenge starts tomorrow. Always Anything Goes with an Optional Twist. Hope you’ll share your creations again!ReplyDelete
Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog
Sorry I had to delete my previous comment.ReplyDelete
A very beautiful butterfly card and a pretty take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing your project with us at the Path of Positivity . We hope you'll come back soon.
Beautiful card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Wendy DT Member for https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, A Bit More Time to Craft,Creative Fingers and Jan's Digis. Hope to see you again next time.ReplyDelete
Hi Mandy. Love what you are doing with the butterflies, plus you are using up your scraps. Bonus! Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge Blog! XXO, Aimeslee DTReplyDelete
I love the collage feel and the color combination. Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!ReplyDelete
Jill – Design Team member
Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio
Oh wow - those colors are gorgeous! Love the butterfly!ReplyDelete
TY for joining us at Love to Scrap!
Just like I said before - WOW!ReplyDelete
TY for joining us at Mix It Up!!
Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx
What a beautiful card. Love the butterfly and details. Thanks for playing with us this month at 613 Avenue Create Challenge. AJ DT 613ReplyDelete
I live your butterfly! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
Beautiful card - love the colours you've used.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at the Get Creative Challenge Blog.
Wonderful creation! I love design and big butterfly! Beautiful colours!ReplyDelete
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge May "ATG". Sorry for late comment.
Is so nice¡¡ I Love the butterflies¡ReplyDelete
Thanks for participating with us in CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG
Haideelum DT CCB
Beautiful card Mandy. Love that butterfly.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #131 sponsored by Lemon Shortbread.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
A lovely card!ReplyDelete
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional add sparkle” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
(DT Simply Create Too)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…