Friday, August 9, 2019

Butterfly Thanks

Welcome

I would like to start this post with a warm welcome to Sally Bownes of Sallys Bitz2 - do pop over and look at all the gorgeous work she showcases, and leave her some love.

I was recently commissioned to make some thank you cards.
I thought about the design for a while, knowing the circumstances of the need, and suggested  incorporating a butterfly.  
The suggestion was accepted, with the proviso that it look similar to a Monarch butterfly.  

Here they are as a swarm, or kaleidoscope of butterflies, on my bench.


This is the finished card


I started by colouring a sheet of watercolour paper with Yellow, Orange, and Gamboge Brusho powders and spritzed them lightly with water and let them react.  When that was dry I cut the bottom layer of the butterflies using an M/B  Effera die - (Appears to be discontinued, but the Asti Die is similar).

I next cut a corresponding number of the M/B Pippi Die from black cardstock.  
My Cuttlebug was working overtime!

I then sponged through a Paper Roses Small Mesh die cut with Broken China DI and one of the darker blues from a kaleidoscope pad.  
I used my new blending brushes, they are wonderful to work with, and did not 'soak' the cardboard stencil I had made with the die cut. 


I then layered the butterfly die cuts over that,



stamped the sentiment at the base of the card, being very thankful for my Misti ,


and it was finished.  I used a big sentiment to balance the card.  
It was one word in a set of large word stamps, intended to be used as a guide to writing...  

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28 comments:

Kuni said...

Wonderful CAS card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
Hugs
Kuni

froebelsternchen said...

Gorgeous!Such a fantastic project and they look amazing all together on your bench! Thank you very much for joining Moo Mania & More Maxine ! Much appreciated! Happy weekend! Susi xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, these are simply gorgeous! Lovely card!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous swarm of beautiful Monarch butterflies Maxine. Such a wonderful CAS design and the prettiest of colours on the butterfly and love the stencilling behind. Yes what did we do before the Misti? x The recipients must have been thrilled with them? x

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - you are amazing Maxine - these are fabulous - I love the blue on the cardfront - perfect with the butterfly! Well done xo

Gerrina said...

The cards look beautiful! Love the blue background and the beautifully coloured butterflies even more! Hugs, Gerrina

Ellibelle said...

A simple but stunning design, Maxine. Love the background for the butterfly and what a beautiful butterfly that is! A perfect set of "thank you" cards!

Cath Wilson said...

A pretty thank you card and one my Dad would've loved. He adored the monarchs and used to bring them to the pc monitor for me to see! They released some on the day of his funeral, but sadly, I wasn't there to see it...
I bet the recipient was thrilled with these!
Cath x

mamapez5 said...

I can imagine your Misti was a great help placing all those sentiments. I love mine and use it all the time.
Your butterflies are very pretty and the simple image is perfect for Thank you cards. That was quite a project to make so many. Well done! Kate x

Marilyn said...

These are gorgeous Maxine and they look fabulous all together like that. Whew... that's a lot of work but so very nice!

Glennis F said...

Wow! That is an amazing amount of work! Well done

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Maxine, so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Marilyn Mathis said...

I love the card! You are so creative and such an inspiration to me. Hugs.

aussie aNNie said...

wow, these are oh so gorgeous love the butterflies and your simple card but beautiful...fabulous. xx

brenda said...

Playing holiday catch up so just popping round to take a peek at your latest creation and how beautiful they are Maxine, Butterflies offer such a special touch.

B x

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely FABULOUS job, Maxine. What a great way to produce so many at once. Your customer will be delighted.
Blessings,
Karen

JD/ Jill said...

Wonderful thank you cards! Looks like a lot of work.

PS. I passed your message on to my hubby, I think he is going to try another post soon. It said 'It's even too hot to sit at the computer these days!" He is right...we don't have central Air!!1

Kinga K. said...

Pretty butterfly♥

Anne (cornucopia) said...

These are beautiful.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I so love your CAS Monarch cards- lots of work still! Your soft and oretty sponging behind the butterfly is wonderful! I love ther orange with backing and the black cut out over it.

Monika Reeck said...

Oh woow..great Idea Maxine..the orange against blue is sooo eyecatching...lovely Idea
Hugs
Monika

Rosie said...

A wonderful project.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

creationsnz said...

You absolutely nailed CAS !! Beautifully simple and delightful to receive. CarolG

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wonderfully bCAS and creative:)

stampingbowd said...

Wow! That is a lot of cards!! Absolutely beautiful design! I love the sponging through the stencil and the butterfly is so pretty. Amazing.

Helen said...

Wow!!! You've certainly been busy, Maxine! I love these gorgeous butterflies and the gorgeous colour behind the die cut. This design is just perfect for multiple cards! Thanks so much for sharing on Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!

Robin Francini said...

Simply Beautiful CAS card! Thank You for joinng us at Happy Little Stampers. Robin DT Member

A.Rose said...

Look at you winning on Happy a Little Stampers! Congrats!