Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BUTTERFLY A L'ORANGE

 I am so glad that customers can once again order the gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits Dies (page 26 of the Occasions Catalog, which expires in a few weeks, June 2!) once again! They are just so pretty and add such grace and whimsy to any paper creation.

The fluttery butterfly on this card is the second largest (or second smallest!) of the set of three. While the largest butterfly has more intricate detail, it is so much larger that it really takes over a card front. For an example of this butterfly being used, check out my Vellum Butterfly post.

Now, this butterfly is an ideal size to use as a focal point, but it doesn't overwhelm the card quite so much as its larger, more flamboyant brother does.

Did you notice that I echoed the notched ends of the sentiment piece in the ends of the ribbon upon which it rests? I love doing things like that! It just adds to the cohesiveness of a piece.


I know it doesn't show up too well in the first photo, and not all that great in the following photo, but I used the Large Polka Dot embossing folder to add a little bit of texture to the Whisper White background. Just enough to add interest, but not take away from the butterfly, the star of the card.


I have added this card to this week's TGIF Challenge #02. When doing a challenge, the hosts of any challenge expect you to use their sketch as a guideline for your own creation, making changes at will, but still having the end result be obviously based on the sketch. The sketch is meant to be your inspiration. 

That being said, I didn't make too many changes, only switched the butterfly upon the pointed banner for the large label shape, and I moved my sentiment down the card a bit.

This is the challenge sketch upon which I based my card:


Fluttery
Smiles.



18 comments:

  1. I love butterflies so I was immediately drawn to your card Linda! Thanks so much for playing along with us @ TGIF Challenges!

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  2. I love that butterfly too! I am also really liking your monochromatic color scheme. Thanks for joining us at TGIF!

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  3. That butterfly is gorgeous...so intricate and fun. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

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  4. Ohhhh this is beautiful .... I've made like TWO cards in the last year, this makes me want to go hug my paper & ink :)

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  5. PS I just noticed you are in Wisconsin also!!! Great spring or what> Brrrrr

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  6. I love your lacy Butterfly, your card is beautiful!
    I need to get out some paper and make a few new cards!
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing at Idea Box!

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  8. I love anything with butterflies my friend and this is a beautiful and delicate cards. Thank you so much for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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  9. What a beautiful card! I love the notched ends of the ribbon - what a great idea! Stopping by from Sunday's Best Link Up Party over at Mother 2 Mother

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  10. Gorgeous Linda! You do such incredible work. Thanks for linking up, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

    Katie

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  11. This is beautiful! I always love a well crafted card, and this definitely fits the bill! I'm featuring you tonight at Do Tell Tuesday.

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  12. SUPER cute! I love this!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the details of the butterfly & the colors. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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  14. Beautiful!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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  15. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  16. Beautiful card! So creative. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me mOnday.

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  17. This beautiful card is being featured on my blog today as part of Tuesdays with a Twist (blog hop): http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2015/05/time-to-link-up-tuesdays-with-twist-112.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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