Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Butterflies for an Aunt


It's good to be back - (real) life got busy last week, but it is good to be back here now.

This card is for my last surviving Aunt, who turns 88 this week.  She loves her garden, so it is always a pleasure to make her a floral type of card

I used another piece of this gorgeous pearlised floral paper, I love the sheen on it, and at the right angle the sheen turns gold, as in the top right hand corner in this photo. 
The trellis was cut from gold card, and then trimmed it in half before attaching it.

The sentiment banner is hand cut, embossed in gold and sponged with 
Tea Dye DI with a few clear rhinestones to glam it up.

The butterflies were cut from scraps/snippets of white card and sponged and given several coats of WoS, then layered over a solid die cut from pink metallic paper.

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Suchi said...

Wow...! I am sure your Aunt is gonna love it as it purely gives off the gardening vibes! So gorgeous, Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

Lovely Linda said...

This is so pretty Maxine - your aunt is going to love it! The shimmer is a real highlight and the butterflies perfect! Nice to see you back online my friend! :D

aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly beautiful.xx
 { aNNie}

Pamellia said...

Oh my gosh, your Aunt is going to love this!! It's like a garden on a card, stunning! I love the lattice and those intricate butterflies, so pretty! hugs :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so pretty Maxine. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
Cathy DT Member

Unknown said...

The floral DP is so pretty, the butterflies are in flight and the gold fence is superb. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 212th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge

DT Creative Craft Cottage Challenge

jimlynn said...

Maxine, she's going to love this! Those butterflies are so beautiful and the die in the background reminds me of a trellis. Beautiful.

mamapez5 said...

Such a pretty card. I am sure your aunt will love it. I like the trellis. that's a nice touch. I can see the golden sheen on the paper behind it, and the pink butterflies are beautiful. Kate x

froebelsternchen said...

Just adorable Maxine! I love the fresh colors and the happy feeling of this design!

Kaija said...

Very beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Welcome again and Good Luck!
Gr.Kaija Dt-member

Natasja's Kaarten said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC digi creations blog.

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anncreatief said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining the challenge of Creative Craft Cottage.
Have a nice day.
Greetings Anneke

Dawn T said...

Super pretty Maxine. Love the butterflies

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my gosh, Maxine, just saw that you are one of this week's winners at WAW! YAY! I couldn't be happier for you, sweet friend! Enjoy! Hugs, Autumn

Unknown said...

Your card is so pretty Maxine. A happy garden :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful card Maxine love the partial die cut across the shimmery card, TFS Shaz in Oz.x

Olga Fink said...

I really love this card Maxine! all the details! and so perfect for an 88 year old lady! I think this card will remind her of her youth! love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful Maxine

Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again

Greetings Karin DT Co├Ârdinator

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart, I have missed so many of your gorgeous creations. This one is breathtaking! THe floral paper reminds me of the English countryside and offers such a feminine beauty (Jane Austen fan here!) AND paired with your signature embossing - swoon! The butterflies are just as lovely as can be. Blessings~!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- I love this beautiful card- the DP is awesome and I love the gold die over it. Your butterflies are the 'icing' on the card! Bet your Aunt just loved it!

Unknown said...

Super card. Love the image and the colour scheme.

Thank you for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle.

Tracey DTxx

MagsB said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine, and for such a special lady, too! What an achievement to reach 88! Thanks very much for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Unknown said...

Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at CCC Digi Creations this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Tammi, CCC Digi Creations, DT
makememories4life {My Blog}

ccheney said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful floral card,love the butterflies and belated Happy Birthday to your Aunt---Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
Carol DT x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Maxine how beautiful your butterfly card looks
Dr Sonia