Monday, September 25, 2017

Starry Butterflies

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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog again - I so appreciate your visits

I purchased this M/B Silver Springs Butterfly die recently and decided to break it out over the weekend... Just in time for Darnell's NBUS Challenge.


I cut it out using a pearlised paper - it cuts beautifully!!  I then cut it a second  time and trimmed out the butterflies and layered them.  They were mounted over some new patterned paper  from American Crafts called Farmers Market.


The sentiment was gold embossed on a snippet of white card and layered over a scrap of lemon card, slightly offset to add interest to it.


To complete the inside of the card I took some trimmings from the second die cut and glued them across the bottom of the liner - you can just see the pearlised look of the paper in this view.



The butterflies were finished with a few green rhinestones after the paper was mounted onto the lemon card base.

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25 comments:

Sue said...

Your card is beautiful, Maxine. The lovely die-cuts look so special in the shimmer paper and the background paper is gorgeous, like a watercoloured panel.

aussie aNNie said...

Wow I really love this design and the gorgeous watercolour....beautiful dies and a good purchase.xx [aNNie]

Gerrina said...

The butterflies look gorgeous! And great paper to combine them with! Thanks for the tut-tip-video! Hugs, Gerrina

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous card! I love that background paper, it's so beautiful and the splattery design creates a magical background for those amazing filigree butterflies! Love the gemstone body and the strip of fancy stars. The yellow backing really brings a brightness to this lovely birthday card! sending hugs :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the die cuts and pretty paper, very well designed.

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely stunning, Maxine! Such a soft and serene card - lovely!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful softness - a really beautiful card Maxine!
Happy new week!

Mac Mable said...

The pearl card looks so pretty and the delicate butterfly die cut is so delicate x

mamapez5 said...

This is so pretty Maxine. I love the colour of the background - so spring-like. The butterfly die is interesting. I haven't seen that one. I love everything with butterflies on it. It was a good idea to put the offcuts on the insert too. Kate x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine this is so delicate and beautiful! Very nice!!!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a stunning card, love the butterflies and the pearlised paper, I thought you must have made the background paper, love the inky drops over the bottom and the watercolour look it has. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Dawn Turley said...

The shimmery butterflies look amazing Maxine. Great card.

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I love this DIE Butterfly
and the added of the stary at the edge is great idea Maxine
sweet beautifully made my friend
I work now before the Boss come in to my room (SMILE)
hugs
Monika

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Gorgeous Maxine, I've been bit AWOL in blogland, full on totally here, hopefully back on FB in day or so..
Thanks for sharing this card, it really caught my eye, must check dates on NBUS too am sure I've an unblogged card for that..
God bless, Shaz.x

Olga Fink said...

Fabulous card Maxine!
xoxo Olga

Darnell said...

This is my new favorite Maxine card! And just look how you've made my wish list grow!! Love those butterflies (will steal your idea of cutting them from pearlized ancient paper I have; thank you!) and the grid and the sediment, but mostly I love that paper. It must be very new because I did a Google search and can't find it, but I'll keep looking. It provided the PERFECT background for your design!! Thank you so much for playing in NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

Fran said...

What a beautiful card! The background paper is so pretty. All the embellishments are just gorgeous.
Hugs, Fran

Karen D. said...

beautiful card...fab die cuts look wonderful over that great bkg.
xx Karen

Sherry said...

Beautiful Card ... Thanxx For Sharing At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends .
Sherry Lynn
DT

Loll said...

WOW ... this is so beautiful, Maxine. Love your beautiful new butterfly dies. So pretty with the starred background and that lovely patterned paper in the background. xx

Barb said...

so pretty--I love that die and the background is so colorful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is absolutely fantastic. So very beautiful. I love that butterfly too.

MiamiKel said...

I did spy this beauty on IG and fell in love - so lovely!
And I keep waiting to see your HoneyBee cards! I'm salivating to see what you make! :)
Blessings!

Neet said...

I am not surprised you loved that butterfly - very pretty. The background is gorgeous and I thought you had made it but it is so perfect for these butterflies, no wonder you chose it.
Love the starry sections - perfect foil for the butterflies.
Hugs, Neet xx

Barb said...

Another lovely card Maxine and in my favourite colour. Those dies are super and the pearly paper looks very pretty. Barbxx