Thursday, June 28, 2018

Bright Butterfly Birthday Card


Recently I posted THIS CARD using the same butterfly die along with a piece of watercolor paper that was smeared with distress inks and spritzed with water. My card today makes use of the rest of that piece of water colored paper for the background. I sponged a few small white circles on top with white craft ink, and then die-cut a postage stamp frame with white, using large and small dies and using the piece in between. I placed this on a GinaK lavender cardbase and added a stitched black "frame" to the outside, by using Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies in 2 sizes, and using the portion cut between them. The butterfly was done with a snippet of Melon Mambo and backed with white, then matted with a snippet of matching blue. I used markers to color inside the lines of the butterfly spots and then covered the entire thing with Glossy Accents. I like how the accents seeped into the tiny holes, giving it a really different look! I finished this with a white heat-embossed sentiment from my snippets box along with Taylored Expressions enamel dots in 3 matching colors. This is destined for a  teenage girl - I think she'll enjoy the bright colors (hopefully).


Here is their mood board you can use for inspiration:


Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful day!

Carol

15 comments:

Wendy said...

Super pretty, Carol! I love that background and always admire these types of cards! I have never done a background like this. I guess I never learned how too! Your butterfly looks amazing in these colors on that amazing background and I really love the stitched diecut! Just awesome and perfect for a teenage girl! Love this! TFS and stay cool as the 3 H's start tomorrow!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and love that butterfly being the most obvious on this lovely card....
also with DT hat on...
Beautiful card for our BUTTERFLY Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
 [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

Aquarius said...

Great that you've used up some coloured background left from a previous project to make this colourful butterfly card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the background and that great frame! I think I will miss this challenge. Time is getting away from me. Good for you, creating up a storm!

Darlene said...

Oh Carol this is beautiful ... what a gorgeous background! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Butterflies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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*Vicki* said...

Wow Carol, the colors on this look amazing! Your background is stunning and so are the details with butterfly die! I really like how you have off-set all of this with the black card base! Fabulous card!! HUGS

Heidi Stamps said...

A beautiful card! I love that postage stamp frame, it is really fun and artsy.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Carol. Lovely background and the butterfly is so pretty. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great water coloured background, Carol!! Well done on using it for two cards! ;) On this one it really makes the postage frame pop, as well the bold butterfly!!!
I enlarged the picture to see better the glossy accents inside the holes of the butterfly and the gloss looks wonderful, the colourful holes seem gems! Well done also with the sentiment, all the design is so impressive!
Hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

A wonderful card design and the butterfly is gorgeous.

Brenda said...

Another stunning card Carol! I love your background, your butterfly looks so beautiful sitting on top of it. I love the white postage stamp frame, it just makes everything pop! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

I did enjoy your other card, and this one is pretty too. I really like how you've colored inside those tiny spaces of the wings. The postage die shape adds such a different look, and I think any teenage girl is going to love the lavender! (they like purple stuff at this stage, if I recall!) Love how you've done the white bokeh spots on your pretty watercolor background too. TFS & Have a great Friday.

cotnob said...

A pretty card Carol, a beautiful butterfly and I'm glad you managed to use all of the lovely water colour paper that you created.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Leslie Miller said...

Your teen girl can't help but love this beautiful butterfly card! Everything about it is a work of art. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D!

Judy Woodland said...

How pretty! The recipient will LOVE it as much as I do. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Butterfly Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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