Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thank you Butterfly


I was recently asked to make a large thank you card that would take a lot of signatures, and this is the result.  I started with an A4 sheet of card and simply folded it in half - which made a card double my 'normal' size.

The butterfly is a Tim Holtz sizzix die cut, that was part of a package I received for an online class I took in January.  I had coloured it using Inca Gold Pastes in Gold, bronze and silver.

The sentiment is formed by stickers that I have had for years.... I am not a great fan of stickers, but this was one occasions I was glad of them. 

The background  panel was made by using molding paste through a stencil onto water colour paper.  It was coloured first with watercolour paint, and then some inks, finishing with Perfect Blue Perfect Pearls spray, and some silver shimmer spray.  The camera only picked up the blues, when IRL it is a gorgeous light turquoise with some hints of light brown accenting the vines. 

The panel was mounted onto dark green card to give a frame, and the card base itself is a lovely cream colour, rather than the light tan the camera captured.
The pearls on the body of the butterfly were the final touch.

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Dawn T said...

gorgeous Maxine. It is a beautiful card and will be cherished for sure.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really pretty, Maxine. I love butterflies and this one is gorgeous. THanks SO MUCH for sharing with us. Have a blessed week, my friend.
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Heather said...

A gorgeous card Maxine, a beautifully created background and stunning butterfly - I love your sentiment - a perfect used of stickers!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Becky said...

Beautiful card Maxine, gorgeous butterfly.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome added texture to your bfly! Thanks for joining in at DD!

jimlynn said...

Sensational and so beautiful! LOVE that big butterfly and the background you created. The sentiment, stickers or not, is gorgeous! Beautiful thank you card.

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
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Jennie said...

Gorgeous card Maxine and love the dimension from the modeling creme on the stencil...really striking design!!

JD/ Jill said...

That is one beautiful butterfly. I like the way you did the background!

Kate said...

Fabulous use of texture and thanks for linking up for the Dazzling Divas challenge.
Kate xx

MaryH said...

An awesome butterfly perched atop this pretty embossed card. Love the texture on your stenciling too.Thanks for reminding me about these Inca pastes...I have a peanut can metal butterfly in progress, so the pastes will be good to add some more color! Those letter stickers were very pretty and didn't look 'like stickers' at all. Very elegant with the wonderful butterfly. TFS & Happy wkend.

aussie aNNie said...

Delightful creation and gorgeous colour combo's....Those papers and added goods are so suited. Beautiful creation.xx
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Michelle said...

Very elegant and great colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again a next challenge.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous texture and colors! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Divas challenge!

Deborah said...

Simply beautiful!
Thank you for playing along with us with our Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous butterfly Maxine. Thank you so much for playing along with The Mod Squad Challenge this week.

Joyce Erb said...

Love your background and great butterfly. Thanks for joining in at The Mod Squad Challenge!