Friday, March 25, 2016

Butterflies and Silver

Welcome

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my visitors a peaceful and wonder-filled Easter.

The inspiration for this card started with some wrapping paper that was around a small gift I received last year - I loved the butterfly paper with the silver highlights, so saved as much of it as I could.


As there was not enough for a full card background, I tried inking the (masked) card base with some silver pigment ink, but it was not really successful.


So I sprinkled silver ep onto it - too thick, grabbed a fan paint brush and lightly brushed over the ep, and then heated it to get this effect.  Loved it!


This shot gives an idea of the silver on the paper


I trimmed the edge of the paper with a scalloped edge die from Paper Smooches, and layered that over a thin strip of silver ribbon, which gave a smooth transition onto the embossed area


I then silver embossed the sentiment onto this die cut that was in my 'promise box', already sponged with pink and sprayed with silver shimmer spray, added the wee butterfly die-cut from silver sparkle card and the card was finished.

I am linking this to:
(Favourite line, Ribbon, Diecut and pink - all elements I use frequently and love.
 Great to see them as a combination)

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30 comments:

Suchi said...

Oh those butterflies look so real!! Very sweet card Maxine! :)
Suchi xx

Wendy L said...

So pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx
And at Craft Rocket too

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and oh so love how you made the butterflies...just beautiful Maxine..xx
 {aNNie}

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing it on Cre8tive Hands Friends.

Have a lovely day.

Hugs,
Michelle x

Dawn Turley said...

The silver background turned out superb Maxine. Lovely card.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful card Maxine - I love butterflies and those look fantastic!
Happy Easter my blogfriend!

oxo
Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely designed creation Maxine, once again it's perfect for our current challenge, thanks for sharing your skills.
{aNNie Southern Girls Challenge DT Member}

Gerrina said...

Always a good combination; butterflies and silver! Looks good here on your card aswell! Enjoy the Easterweekend!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh, Maxine! All of the silver touches sure add a lot to this beautiful card!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine, The silvers are so royal. I like the layout and your butterfly paper is really pretty. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our AG FF challenge.
Blessings, Carole
Word Art Wednesday DT Member

mamapez5 said...

Very pretty Maxine. What beautiful wrapping paper. I am sure I would have saved it to re-use too. The silver ep was just right to go with it too. Kate x

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Very pretty card. Beautiful butterflies and die for the sentiment. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

jimlynn said...

So pretty and I love the silver matching the silver on the butterflies. Great recycling and a beautiful card.
Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very striking! Your homemade streaky embossed background came out really neat. All that silver!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this cool card- the butterfly paper is lovely, love the embossed BG.

Olga Fink said...

It's a very beautiful card Maxine! I love your idea!
Happy Easter to you and your family!
Xoxo Olga

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, so many beautiful butterflies Maxine, I just adore the different colours and patterns! The silver accents are so elegant! Wishing you a Happy Easter! hugs :)

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! Lots of neat details there. I like to use wrapping paper with my cards too. I sometimes save wrapping paper and cut it into strips to make my Iris folding cards! Your use of the silver gives your card a very elegant look!

Bonnie said...

A happy accident! That base is gorgeous and perfect with these shimmery butterflies! Happy Easter!

MaryH said...

Maxine, a very Happy Easter wish to you. Love this beautiful card, and your inspiration paper is so very pretty. How marvelous that you got creative enough to make the small piece of paper work with so many other elements to create such a stunning card. The silver ribbon tucked under the butterfly paper was a perfect transition to this marvelous red & silver. As Bonnie said, a most happy accident, which worked marvelously to finish your lovely card! Have to remember to try this..the embossed silver streaks gave so much texture and sparkle. TFS & Hugs

Alicia Borowski said...

So pretty & delicate. Thanks for joining us for our 'Nature' challenge #130.
Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Lovely Linda said...

This is lovely Maxine - I love the effect the silver has - perfect! {{{hugs}}} Linda

Kristie W. said...

Very pretty card, Maxine. I love the butterfly wrapping paper, so neat that you were able to recycle it!

Meighan Wheller said...

Super card. Love all the different butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhhhhh so lovely! It's a breath of fresh Springtime! I love love LOVE this paper, Maxine - and the silver technique flowing down is a great compliment. I love the little touch of ribbon and the highlighted accent sentiment. I hope your Easter was filled with blessings and wonderment! ♥

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, Maxine...all those silver accents are stunning. THanks SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm just delighted to have you play along with us, and I hope you know how much ou mean to me.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

Helen x

Hetty said...

Beautiful butterflies and great way to have the sentiment on the die cut circle.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Was so sweet to see your name pop up for the winner's pick on Southern Girls Maxine. Enjoy your lovely prize. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

creationsnz said...

CONGRATULATIONS Maxine on your win with this card! CarolG