Friday, November 8, 2019

Tropical Butterfly Garden

Welcome

I made this card for a dear family member who loves her garden, but is unable to be out in it much now.  She also loves lemon and green colours...
Unfortunately the camera has played tricks on me and the lemon cardstock looks more kraft in these photos - so cross, as the card is really pretty IRL!


I'm not sure where the paper came from now, (I think it was from a Craft Wise pack) but I loved the flowers on it.  The butterflies are cut from the M/B  Pippi die


The sentiment is from Montarga (a N.Z. company), and is embossed using deep green ep.


The patterned panel, and the sentiment banner were mounted over some card that had been covered in metallic book covering plastic film. The banner shape was hand cut.


I decorated the inside of the card with a strip of the patterned paper.  This photo shows the true colour of the lemon cardstock I used as the base and the sentiment banner. 

I am linking this to:
Twist Baby It's Cold outside not used - it's summer here :)


32 comments:

Alina Florea said...

Adorable butterflies! Such a beautiful card!
Thank you for sharing it with us over at Scrapy Land Challenge! best of luck, Alina DT

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such a gorgeous creation. Those glittery butterflies are stunning and the background is so warm and lovely. Thank you for sharing your card with us at ATSM!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a beautiful birthday card - those glittery butterflies are gorgeous!

alex said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

Cinderella said...

Hello Maxine,

What a lovely card you made and thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge.
Good luck

Hugs and Creativity
Cinderella
Xx

Glennis F said...

That is so pretty Maxine.
It is quite annoying when the colours don't photograph well

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the shine of the butterflies too. They're going to love your card!
Lynn

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Maxine. I love the background paper and the color compo you selected for this card. Your dear family member will love it I'm sure! The camera can mess with colors can't it?! But I can tell it is yellow and not kraft, loving those gold butterflies as well. They goes so well with the background paper. I feel your family members pain of not being able to be out in the garden as much. I always loved puttering in the garden, but don't do it much at all anymore because of mobility issues and heat/sun. Hugs, Brenda

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks you for joining with us at https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2019/11/week-45-anything-goes-crafting.html. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: your card is so lovely and full of sparkles! Those gold butterflies are perfect and perfectly placed! FAB card!!

brenda said...

A lovely card for your friend with garden notes Maxine. Know what you mean about cameras and colour, my in theory white flowers on today's post look decidedly cream.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely Maxine the butterflies are just adorable. Beautifully presented work of art.xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Maxine, I so understand the frustration in photography, I think lemon/ yellow and pink are hard colours to be accurate in.
It’s a lovely Card, I so agree re pretty DP and the butterflies just make it, love the happy birthday stamp too, you’ve used it before and Ive admired the script!
Thanks for Sharing, God bless, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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mamapez5 said...

What's not to like about butterflies. These are so pretty with their sparkle. The paper is perfect and I'm sure it is even prettier in real life with the yellow base card. Kate x

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful paper! And the butterflies look so good on it! A tropical card! Enjoy the weekend!

cotnob said...

A beautiful cad Maxine, lovely butterflies.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mac Mable said...

I am sure your card looks even prettier in real life Maxine. I bet your family member loved it? What a thoughtful and striking card x

Dawn T said...

A Beautiful butterfly card Maxine. It is sometimes very hard to get the photos to look correct all the time.

aussie aNNie said...

The fires are a couple of hours north of us Maxine, so hope the wind settles down, God gives rain and strength for the fire fighters..xx

Nelly said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Polkaddodle.blogspot.com challenge this week; crafty hugs Nelly Dt x

Sue said...

Such a unique card, Maxine, I am sure your friend was delighted. The tropical background colours are a great combination with the pretty butterflies. I know what you mean about colours looking different in the photo! x

Chriss America Real said...

Oh I love this card! What a sweetheart you are to make it for someone who can't get around much anymore .

Hugs,
Chriss

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the tropical feel and the butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Quillish said...

Aww.. it's so beautiful Maxine. How sweet of you to make it for your friend who loves these colors and her garden. Love the shimmery butterflies. I find so difficult to use pattern papers, but I love when others use it.

Anne Temple said...

Your birthday card looks wonderful in the photos too. I'm sure your recipient loved it. Thanks for sharing this with us for the Scrapy Land Challenges #125.

Julie Odil said...

So pretty, Maxine. Love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us this time at Scrapy Land Challenges. Julie, DT member

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just beautiful! The colors are wonderful and I really love the shimmery butterfly!!!

Neet said...

A lovely card, gorgeous butterflies. Even if it does not show the correct shade it still looks good Maxine.
I do like how you finish your cards with a strip of washi tape inside. Very thoughtful.
Hugs and Blessings, Neet xx

OlgaB said...

Such a pretty card for a nature lover.
Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

Lovely Linda said...

So-o-o pretty Maxine - who does not love flowers and butterflies _ I am sure your family member loves your card!xo

stampingbowd said...

I hate it when the camera changes the colors on me! This is beautiful though! Your family member will treasure this. The sparkle on the butterflies is so sweet!