Thursday, July 27, 2017

Birthday Butterfly


My card today began with a smooshed water-colored background done with several distress inks. After it was dry, I splashed a few drops of water onto it for some interest and fun. The butterfly is by Memory Box and I die cut it in black along with several other bright colors, interchanging the negatives for some intense color. The main image panel was die-cut with GMD stitched squares and matted with black. The turquoise card base was die-cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. The SNSS sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, and the final touch was to add a trail behind the butterfly with some tiny black gemstones.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Shopping our Stash #313 - butterflies, bees, and bugs

Seize the Birthday - always a birthday card with an option of "splatter"


Thanks for fluttering by and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

15 comments:

Liz said...

Another beautiful inlaid butterfly, Carol, and the background is lovely. Gorgeous card. xx

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a pretty background and beautiful butterfly.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Darnell said...

Ahh, another stunning stitched card with a paper-pieced butterfly, Carol! The watercolored background is outstanding and I really love the addition of the flight trail!! Hugs, Darnell

Heidi Stamps said...

The different color of negatives really makes this butterfly pop off the page! There are so many butterflies IRL right now, so this is a happy piece of summer! Great work (and you must have been patient to do that die cut inlay!)

aussie aNNie said...

So adore this butterfly, great background too....lovely...have a nice weekend coming up...
[aNNie]

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

This is a beautiful card! You always have the best cards! I like your style alot

scrAPpamondo said...

Your mosaic butterflies are always so precious and match very well with the smooches inked backgrounds! This is a thing that I have to remember! Love the turquoise panel!

Barb said...

A very pretty card Carol. I love the inset colours on the butterfly. Barbxx

Donna said...

Beautiful! Love the butterfly!
Thanks for getting buggy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Wendy said...

Good golly, Carol....this is SO pretty! Love your watercolored background and that stunningly gorgeous butterfly! What a beautiful piece of art! :)

Daffodil Cards said...

This is so lovely Carol, love the butterfly and your background.
Faith
x

Stampsnob. said...

Looks just like stained glass..............Lis

Angela Bode said...

This is such fun! I love the watercolored background. The color blocked butterfly looks amazing!!!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Butterfly card, love all the different colours.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge
luv
Debby

*Vicki* said...

This is so pretty and has a happy warm feeling about it! I love the background, but I especially love all of the different colors you've added into that butterfly!! Beautifully done! :) HUGS