Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Butterflies in Flight


I pulled out my neglected pack of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and paired it with Hello Honey to create this card. I treated myself to a set of dies called "Mixed Media" from Tim Holtz in an after Christmas sale and I've used one of them to cut the fancy upper corner on this card. The large butterfly was done with a MB Vivienne and Darla pair of dies, and the body/antennae portion was covered with gold stickles. The tiny butterflies were done with a retired SU! sizzlet and I added some gold nailheads randomly on the card. The sentiment was gold embossed with an unmarked wooden stamp I found at my local scrapbook store.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Words to Craft By W2CB#7 - "change" - {a caterpillar changes into either a                                       moth or a butterfly}

Tuesday Throwdown TT327 - anything goes

SOS #287 - all that glitters is gold - I used gold stickles, ep, and nailheads

Snippets Playground #265 & #266 - always must use snippets

Thanks for taking time to stop by, and as you leave, i wish you a wonderful day ahead!

Carol

23 comments:

Barb said...

A really lovely card Carol and I love the colour combination. My favourite butterfly dies too. Barbxx

cotnob said...

A stunning card Carol, such a fabulous design and lovely rich colours.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Love that mixed media diecut on dark cardstock with the beautiful butterfly, it gives really a "chrisalys feel" to the card :) The gold details looks fabulously!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is so beautiful Carol!! LOVE the butterflies and your amazing design!! You've done a great job combining these colors too!! :) HUGS

Wendy said...

Oh this is lovely, Carol! The colors are wonderful and I especially love the dies you used! I bet this is gorgeous in real life! TFS and have a great day! :)

SARN said...

What a gorgeous card Carol. Love yr use of the MM die with the butterfly.

I'm behind the playground bike shed if u fancy some hooch. Xxx

Donna said...

Ohhhhhh blackberry bliss is perfection with gold!
Love the cutout of the die and the pretty butterflies!
Thanks for joining in the "All That Glitters is Gold" challenge with the crew at SHOPPPING OUR STASH!!!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love this card Carol! That corner die is awesome, I really love it. And I love those butterflies. The gold stickles look great on the larger one. I also love these two colors together. Hugs, Brenda

Heidi Stamps said...

The color combo is beautiful, I do love that background die and the shiny stickles really does add a lot. Great card!

Di said...

Oooh, I do love this card Carol - what rich colours and of course I just love those dies you used so beautifully!

Hugs

Di xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great use of the TH dies. I just love mine! That butterfly is super striking.

Stampsnob. said...

What a lovely technique I find this card compelling might just have to CASE this .........Lis

Sybrina K said...

Oooooh, Carol, this is so pretty! Love that touch of gold Stickles, and I had to smile when you mentioned pulling out your neglected blackberry bliss. My stack of that is neglected, too... but only because I'm hoarding mine. LOL Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Craft By. :)

jimlynn said...

So pretty and I love that die you used too. So glad you decided to treat yourself to it. Beautiful colors and fabulous card!
Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like that partial cut out die. Very cool as is your card. Scrumptious colors.

Mimi said...

Such a striking contrast of the black on gold! Elegant with a touch of whimsy. This card could also easily be for many other occasions-- such a great look. Thanks for sharing at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Mrs A. said...

Nearly missed this one. I love the dramatic colourway and that die was well worth buying. looks super here with the butterflie. I'm so glad I got that SU die before they stopped it. hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Caught a glimpse of this the other evening, but not time to comment. The gold & blackberry are a dramatic color combination. Love the Mixed Media die treatment - looks terrific on this card. Also like the matching butterfly, with the tiny golden ones fluttering upwards. Adding the pearls, yummy. TFS

Marty Fishman said...

What a beautiful card, Carol! I love the colors and how you used your new TH mixed media die - looks awesome. I also love how you added Stickles to the large butterfly - just the right touch! Thank you for joining our current challenge at W2CB!

Preety said...

beautiful card!! the butterfly looks so pretty :)
cheers
preety

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, love the colours.

Sue xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A really lovely card with great colours.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Birdie said...

Wow, this is one regal card! Love the color combo and the effect you achieved with that Tim Holtz die. Very, very nice. Thank you for joining us at the Tuesday Throwdown Anything Goes challenge this week. Look forward to more.