Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Butterflies and Ribbon


I'm afraid that life has become very busy, and will be for the next month or more, so I may not be blogging, or visiting, very much over the next few weeks.

I enjoyed making this card.  My starting point was the lovely card from a Prima pad of wee cards.

Once I had decided that that would be the focal point, I then had to work out what would go with it...

So there was the greeting, embossed in gold and die cut, with the edges sponged with Tea Die D.I., which I also used to sponge all the edges with.

The patterned paper has been in my stash for a long time - I am not sure where it came from. 
The butterflies were cut from some silver card using a wee die that cuts various ones all at once - again I have had it 'forever' - I think it is one from Stampin' Up. 

I added lace across the bottom of the striped panel, and two layers of ribbon on the mini-card, tying a wee knot with the thinner ribbon, catching both layers.
The base of the card is some Kraft cardstock I managed to buy - it's as scarce as hen's teeth here!

The inside was (sort of) randomly stamped with a butterfly stamp - again in the Tea Die ink.

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Claire (Mrs H) said...

Goregous I love the soft colours. Remeber to make time for you, when life is hectic too, burnt out is not good. Take care
ClaireMrs H's Crafty Corner

aussie aNNie said...

A really pretty card Maxine, I am loving the butterflies and the shine I see from your card. Love the sponged edges , hugs. xx

aussie aNNie said...

This is stunning, who wouldn't love to receive this for their birthday, lovely design and thanks for entering into our BIRTHDAY challenge, hope to see you again and please don't forget to follow if you haven't already. ♥

ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS. Good luck in the draw. . Love to see you next challenge.

~aNNie DT member

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,

This card is delicate and subtle with all its pastel hues. I will miss you and hope that all is well at your end.


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges. Good luck Ginny DT for
Ike'sWorld challenge
My Blog As I do Rodos

Dawn T said...

very pretty Maxine.

cotnob said...

This is pretty Maxine, lovely butterflies and pastel colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lori m said...

Gorgeous, beautiful pastel pinks, lovely butterflies and card, thank you for playing along over at IKE's World Challenges, hugs, Lori m

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, the shimmery/gorgeous butterflies and more make this card a masterpiece. Lovely!!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Such a pretty card. Love the soft pastels. Thanks for joining us at ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS
Good luck and we hope you join us again soon
Hugs, Barbara - DT member

Joy Wilson said...

Gorgeous, shimmery card! I just love your design! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful Maxine.. lovely combination. Praying for you. Prayer hugs, Shaz. X

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful card Maxine. You know me. I can't resist a butterfly. Love all the little details you added, including on the inside. I am sorry you won't be around for a while. I shall miss all your posts. I enjoy them all even though I only manage to comment on a few. Hope all is well with you. Kate xx

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful Maxine! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

Please stop by for a visit.

Ginny Maxam said...

Lovely Confectionary card Maxine!! So pretty! thanks for being a great DT member and contributing artist in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

Beverly said...

Gorgeous! Love the sentiment focal point. The butterflies are perfect. Thanks for entering our challenge at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge! I truly hope we see you again

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear life will get busy for you Maxine...remember to take it easy too x. A fabulous card with a wonderful design and it is so beautiful x.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a pretty card Maxine!

Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always love butterflies, and love the colors and of course, your namesake embossed sentiment- love it in gold! Beautifully done!

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! This card is very lovely and elegant! Just beautiful!


JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card, Maxine!

Neet said...

There is so much work gone into the making of this card but it pays off. It is absolutely beautiful. I love the way you have added the butterflies to the lovely background paper. The use of the lace and the tiny knot just adds such a finishing touch to the whole card.
Someone is going to be very pleased when they get that card.
Blessings, Neet xx

Gerrina said...

I love the subtile glimmer and all the lovely butterflies! The bit vintage feel makes it even more interesting! Here life is busy too, but weekend now; trying to catch up... Enjoy the weekend!

Madison said...

great card. lovely papers. Madison

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

What a great project! So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

Jennifer, DT
You can also find me on Instagram!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty and elegant too.
xx Karen

Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: Great coordination of the colors and use of butterflies to unite the cover and inside elements all together! Pretty card!