Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tissue Butterfly

Welcome

I have been away again - this time with two friends having a 'girls weekend'  - we made it a four day weekend and had a wonderful time in a small seaside town just a couple of hours away. 

This card was made when I was in a bit of a slump, and needed to fill an order - I was inspired by the butterfly image on some Tim Holtz tissue paper that I have hoarded treasured for years... 


I trimmed it so the butterfly was in a corner, and then coloured the butterfly - sorry, I can't remember what I used to colour it with - and mounted the tissue on some thin white card for stability.


I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using platinum ep. onto the pink card I used for the base, trimming it into a banner, and mounted it over the background tissue paper, giving it a narrow border of silver glitter paper either side.


To add some more interest I wrapped the tissue panel with some narrow silver ribbon, and put a bow where the ribbon crossed, lining it up to be at the base of the sentiment panel


the inside was finished with some matching washi tape.

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34 comments:

Dawn T said...

LOVE this one Maxine. I have the same treasured/hoarded tissue too... It's almost too nice to use! You did a stunning job on this card

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is so pretty - I love that butterfly and the way you used the ribbon, too. Very creative!

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty card and the tissue paper with the delicate colouring of the butterfly looks fabulous x. So glad you enjoyed your girls weekend away Maxine x.

brenda said...

Sounds like a great weekend away Maxine, we may even be allowed to do the same here one day, we live in hopes. Love your beautiful Butterfly creation, script is always so pleasing on the eye.

Many thanks for sharing and joining this weeks theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Gail said...

Fabulous papers and background! - happy you dropped it off at Word Art Wednesday - have a blessed day DT Gail Scott WAW

Irish Cherokee said...

Very nicely done. Well thought out and crafted. Love that you finished the card on the card on the inside. It makes the card truly finished. I sometimes save things for that special card or project.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Unknown said...

Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
--- DT-Lizzy---

Suze said...

Stunning card Maxine. Great that you are using some of your "treasured" items. I like that you coloured the butterfly. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

mamawcindy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with friends. Your card is very pretty.
cindys-greencricut

Joy Wilson said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
JoyWilsonInk
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely colour combo Maxine, and you remind me I’ve some quite different rice paper neglected could use like that!
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Becca Sadler said...

Maxine: Your birthday card is gorgeous!!! The placement of the crossed ribbons and bow at the bottom of the sentiment is perfect! They draw attention to the slim message and let the butterfly 'flutter' in the corner by itself! Great design layout!

Jane Savage said...

So lovely!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Il Mondo di Ross.Creazioni Handmade said...

Thank you for taking part in the Clever Dexter Challenge, your creation is very nice, good luck, we look forward to seeing you again for next month. Rossella dt Clever Dexter

Claire (Mrs H) said...

I adore everything about this especially the vintage vibes

Mummylade said...

Really lovely! Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

R's Rue said...

Beautiful

Neet said...

Vertical birthday greetings are so handy and this one looks absolutely great on the card - love the platinum on the pink! Such a delightful card once again Maxine, the butterfly was a good find and you coloured it beautifully.
Glad you had a girly weekend, I can't wait to just be able to see my girl friends, especially my bff who has been ill for the past five weeks. Roll on the easing of rules.
Hugs, Neet xx

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

MarjBanzalesDesigns said...

Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! You made such a lovely project! Keep it up and good luck to the challenge and I hope to see you again in the next month. 🙂 DT Marj

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine. Love the butterfly and music note bg.

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card, always love your creations and colours are gorgeous. xx

Quillish said...

Maxine..I am inspired to use my hoarded sorry, treasured papers as well. This is such a pretty card ❤

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us at INTAAS with your lovely card and gorgeous butterfly. Perfect for our challenge. Jennie DT

JD/ Jill said...

This is lovely. I always struggle using something like tissue paper, but you obviously didn't! Your card is perfect and great job using the tissue paper.

Roberta Cercato said...

Hey! Thank you so much for joining us in the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly invented creation and so do I. I love your project .. so cute! Good luck and hope to see you again in the next month. Dt Roberta

sallysbitz2 said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the image and the angle of your sentiment x

hugs Sallysbitz2.

Stay Safe xx

Karen Letchworth said...

You know me..I always LOVE seing music paper. And there's your perfectly embossed sentiment. Ah yes, beautiful - even on the inside. Thanks for linking up with us at WAW. You are such a blessing to the blog in so many ways, and I praise God for you.
Your friend,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Lizzy Love said...

Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
--- DT-Lizzy---

mamapez5 said...

I don't know why this has taken a week to reach my inbox, but it was worth waiting for. Of course I love butterflies and have used tissue paper on several occasions, but I don't think I have ever coloured it. This is very pretty, and I always like all your little finishing touches. Kate x

Darlene LeTavec said...

Maxine, I've always admired your flair with EP, and this card shows why! Just the right amount, accenting not distracting, the end result is so very pretty. Love the colors for the butterfly too.

Susan Renshaw said...

This is really lovely!
Thank you for sharing with the Clever Dexter Challenge!
Susan
DT for Clever Dexter Challenge
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

excopic said...

Congratulations for this beautiful card and good luck! Thank you for playing with us this month at Clever Dexter Challenge We are waiting for you in the next one! - DT Irene - Clever Dexter Challenge