Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Backgrounds and Butterflies

Welcome

Although we are well into Autumn here, this card has a spring feel to it.

I started with finding a small bag of 'backgrounds' I had made when teaching my class various techniques last year. I was tidying my desk at the time, and got distracted.....
 I tried them against various colours of card stock, and decided that the green was the one to use.  This was embossed with a daisy embossing folder that came with a magazine.


This background was made using the ink, spray, smash(or smooch) technique


This background was made using Spiced Marmalade DI on string wrapped around a block.  It was a cotton string that squished out flat in the stamping.


The featured butterfly is a cuttlebug die and embossing folder, one of my earliest purchases.  It was cut in the gold card and the vellum, but only the vellum was embossed, then layered. The pearls were the finishing touch. 


The other smaller butterflies were cut and embossed from a sizzex die.
The sentiment was embossed on vellum, and then the vellum was torn and wrapped around the panel before it was mounted on the base.


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25 comments:

Becky said...

What an awesome card. I love the backgrounds and the embossing and yes those butterflies are darling.

aussie aNNie said...

One fabulous creation with beautiful background colour combinations.

aNNie ♥


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Lisette Baker said...

Great card - love all those elements, The embossing looks great (that daisy background is super) and your previously created backgrounds are brilliant.Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Dawn Turley said...

awesome Maxine. Your backgrounds are really fabulous

Katie Skiff said...

Very fun card!! Thanks for playing with Retro Rubber!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card, your backgrounds are very interesting, no wonder you hung onto them. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Christine Traversa said...

Pretty card!

Katy McGloin said...

Lots of fun texture techniques. This made a great collage! Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!!

Neva Cole said...

Beautiful card. I've also taught a technique class very similar to what you are describing and have a few background samples to show for it! Another coincidence? I have the same daisy embossing folder that came with a magazine! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, please come again soon!

Fran said...

Love the backgrounds and the beautiful butterflies.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Gorgeous card, love the butterfly and your backgrounds!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
Sandra

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Such a pretty creation! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

mamapez5 said...

A good use of your background papers and some cute little butterflies. Kate x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

Lynne K said...

Love your clever backgrounds, Maxine. Along with the gorgeous butterflies and the pretty embossing, they've made a lovely card. I must try the string idea, it's very effective.

Lynne

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful technique sheets- looking great with the green background Love the butterfly with gold and vellum on top- and the pearls are a fabulous embellishment.

Jane Knudsen said...

Wonderful! And so many techniques that go so well together! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Maxine. Beautifully done. - Jim

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - lots of creativity and technique here Maxine - I always love to pop over and see what you have been up to !

Debbie Mageed said...

Very pretty! You made a pretty Springy card for Autumn! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber this week.

MaryH said...

Simply smashing backgrounds, and loved that you used 2 such different ones as 'quilt blocks' to go over the pretty embossed background. Really clever use of the fun bkgrounds to turn into such a lovely & fresh card. Butterflies were a perfect embellie, and liked the vellum sentiment too. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs too.

karalschuknecht said...

Pretty card, with a beautiful butterfly. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Think Spring Challenge. Karal DT

Donna Idlet said...

Nice card, love the embossing on the background of your card and the butterfly. Thank for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so beautiful. Thanks you for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

What a great idea for your backgrounds! Love the butterflies. Thanks for playing in our final challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!