Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Butterfly, Roses and Pearls

Greetings, and I trust you feel welcome here - I am so pleased to see you visiting.

I was asked to make a card for an older woman recently.  I started with the Card Patterns Sketch #170, but I digressed as I went.

My starting point was the paper and scalloped cutout from a paper pad.  I had no blue ribbon to match, so cut and folded a piece of organza fabric I had on hand, covering the edges with the cutout. As I had chosen to use a blue card base, I wanted to bring out the pink of the roses with the sentiment and butterfly. 

The sentiment was silver embossed on pink vellum, which was then mounted on white card with the edges sponged with distress ink, and all corners punched to round them.

I used the same layers for the butterfly after (dry) embossing.

The final details were the pearls - pink on pink, and champagne on the cut out and corners.

The butterfly was mounted on a die cut circle of blue card stock using foam tape to give some dimension.  

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Card Recipe:
Card stock - blue base from 'Rosies Studio" pad and scraps of blue and white. 
Papers - Kaiser Miss Nellie 6x6 pad. pink Vellum
Ink - Clear Embossing, Memento Blue Danube and Spun Sugar distress Ink
Accessories - CB Butterfly Die and Swiss Dots embossing, Kaiser pearls, blue organza


  1. a very elegant card Maxine. Love all the bling on your card and the layers on your butterfly.

  2. Maxine, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love your paper and all the pearls, the butterfly just blows me away! The layers are just exquisite and the embossing really gives it life.
    Hugs and blessings,

  3. A totally beautiful creation Maxine, but afraid you have combine far more challenges than our rule permit (listed top of your blog).

    But it's still lovely to see your beautiful work at Stampalot Challenge this month.

    B x

  4. This is so pretty Maxine, I love your papers and the little scalloped detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  5. Lovely card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

  6. such a pretty feminine card! love the silver embossing. thanks for joining us ta MEFY!

  7. Such simplistic beauty in this card...I am not good at that at all. Great job!

    Thanks for joining in with Fashionista this Challenge...
    Rina Fashionista
    DT Coordinator

  8. This card reminds me of my grandmother, soft cuddle and the go to person when you get an ache....lovely

  9. Love the card. The colors are so soft and the butterfly is beautiful. I am sure she loved the card. Thanks for joining us over at MEFY.


  10. What a beautiful and elegant card. I love how you embossed the sentiment. Thanks for joining us over at Made Especially for You. : )


  11. This is lovely Maxine - I love the way you have used the material - very clever! Gorgeous use of pink with the blue - a very pretty card my friend! {{{Hugs}}}

  12. Very pretty! I love the silver embossed sentiment ... and that sweet butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You.

  13. Very beautiful creation
    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


  14. What a sweet card, I love the embossed butterflies
    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx

  15. Gorgeous papers and layout. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create for our "anything goes" challenge. NancyD

  16. So pretty.Love the papers and the detail on the butterfly.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  17. This is so lovely! Your papers are so pretty, and the butterfly is fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

    love Mags B x

  18. Beautiful card Maxine. I love your layout and the embossed butterfly is lovely. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

  19. Very pretty Maxine. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol GDT x

  20. Very pretty Maxine...swiss dots embossing is my all time fave! Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions blog!

  21. WOW, Maxine, this is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you next time again!

    I have amazing candy on my challenge blog if you want to enter. HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

    Hugs, Sande xx

  22. Lovely soft colours. I love the texture on the butterfly. The pearls really add to it.

  23. So really cute card!! - The butterfly is adorable!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you back soon again!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member Fashionista Challenge Blog

  24. Lovely card thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this time


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