Monday, April 29, 2019

Butterfly on an Easel


I seem to be on a roll making easel cards, and this is one of three I have recently made.
I started with some snippets on my desk - the back ground patterned paper and the red layer.

I then stamped the butterfly (from the Indigo Blue Wild Meadow stamp set) twice onto another snippet of white card, and coloured both the left wings with my PrismaColor pencils, and fussy cut them, including the body and one antenna, then glued one directly onto the paper, and the other one on top adhering it only on the body, and shaping the wing so it sat up slightly.  
I then lavished the butterfly with clear Wink of Stella, and added a rhinestone 'flight path' swirl.

I used a meadow border die cut (cut from a forest green snippet I picked up off the floor) to decorate the edge of the panel, and also lavished it with WoS. 
(The die was a magazine freebie)

Some ribbon, a bow and some rhinestones finished the front panel of the card

The front of the base I added some more red paper, the sentiment which was bronze heat embossed and coloured around after die cutting it, and some ribbon to slide the tag onto, and some more rhinestones.  The molded, dimensional daisies were added with glue dots to prop the easel against. 

I edged the sentiment panel with Memento Ladybug ink, and also carefully inked half the stamp with the same ink and stamped it across the corner, to echo the butterfly on the front of the card.

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Monika Reeck said...

The butterfly is so lovely with the glitter Maxine
great easel card
how are you
hope you feel better
big hugs from Munich
I try to do catch up...was not walk around bloggy land for a long time hehehe LOL

Monica said...

Maxine, your fussy cutting is superb. This card is so gentle and sweet. So now you are an Easel Queen.


Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Maxine. Your butterfly is really beautiful.

froebelsternchen said...

Wow - precious - what a delicate design and all the lovely little details and your fussy cutting is unique! Happy new week Maxine! Blessings!
Susi xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this birthday card is so pretty! You have added so many details to it!

brenda said...

A very beautiful Butterfly creation Maxine so so much attention to all the little details, it's lovely to see you at Allsorts 'Feminine' theme this week, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Barbara Bruder said...

Your card is so pretty. Love your butterfly and the background is perfect fpr the card/ Love the die cuts you used too. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card!

Mrs A. said...

Hello Maxine. Wow what a pretty Easel card you have made. I love the central butterfly and bet it really shines IRL. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful how the butterfly and that silhouette diecut are on that paper; beautiful combination again! Hugs, Gerrina

Billie A said...

Pretty card. Love the butterfly and colors and shine. So glad you shared over at Colour Crazy challenge.
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jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Love the butterfly and that beautiful background. Stunning card.

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful and creative easel card and I love it x

Patti said...

I wanna make an easel card!! Maxine!! this is so beautiful : ) Each perfect detail you added makes this a little mini work of art.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Maxine simply amazing this is lovely... brilliant, it’s good when you get on a roll isn’t it long time since I’ve made an easel card.
Last one was a flowe fairy one I hunk very pretty for a little six year old. Thanks so much for your encouragement on my blogs esp wonderful words, you are such a blessing to me.
Love and prayers.
Hugs Shaz.x

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Ellibelle said...

How very beautiful! Love the sparkly butterfly and the flower silhouettes look amazing!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty...I've never made an easel card but I like the look.
x Karen

Lovely Linda said...

Such a pretty Easel card Maxine - they automatically add a WOW factor. Such pretty details and that butterfly looks like it could fky off the card front any minute. xo

Brenda said...

This is such a beautiful and serene easel card Maxine! I love the butterfly and wild flowers at the bottom. The paper you used is just as beautiful too, it looked like a sunset with a flurry of butterfly fluttering about in the evening sunset. So gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Maxine:
Your stamping is always such a treat to see. This is lovely, as your art always is. Thank you for stopping by my card to comment on my Shine Like The Stars card that I made for the Mod Squad Challenge. I ended up winning that challenge!!! I was SO excited, as I haven't won any challenge in a very long time (but I don't enter many either) so that was a real treat for me. I had fun making that card. It was a true challenge to use what I had on hand (and I had to dig Thanks again for commenting. Your visits to me blog always mean so much to me. I'm grateful for you in many ways, Maxine.
God bless you always,

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mummylade said...

Really pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Di said...

Gorgeous card Maxine - and I love how many snippets you found to use :)

Love it!


Di xx

Debbie Adams said...

Such a wonderful card your created. I love how you did your butterfly and added the touch of wink of stella definitely adds a little sparkle. Love it!
Thank you so much joining our Happy Birthday Challenge at International Art & Soul.
Debbie Adams DT member

Danoesja said...

It's very beautiful with this lovely butterfly.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

Margaret said...

Maxine, this is just so pretty. The colors in the background are so perfect, and you know I love butterflies.

The Red Mullet Band said...

Such a cute card!!!
I love it!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Maxine. Love those butterflies.
Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Lou DT xo
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