Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Butterfly Challenge #32 + S is for sequins

It's my step-mum's Birthday shortly, so I combined Mrs A's Butterfly challenge (Sequins) with this card for her:
I used:

- 5.5" x 5.5" square white easel card

- green patterned backing papers from LOTV's 'Heartfelt' paper pad

- Penny Black stamp called 'Gifts for You'. stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and Sansodor blending fluid

- the sentiment was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and an Elzybells stamp (long discontinued sadly)

- the main image was die cut using a Lil'Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' die and mounted onto a larger stitched rectangle (which was die cut one size up from pink patterned paper in the LOTV pad)

- the 'bottom' plate was made in a similar way, with the sentiment (SU's 'Sincere Salutations' and 'Old Olive' ink)

- the greenery was die cut from snippets of SU's 'Certainly Celery' card stock using a Memory Box 'Fresh Foliage' die

- the daisies were die cut from snippets of pale pink card using a Joy! die, then folded in half (got this trick from Debby) and then had little circles wrapped around the bottom, punched from snippets of the green card, using one of SU's 'Itty Bitty' punches

- the butterflies were die cut from a deeper pink snippet using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslits

- the lace came from Hobbycraft ages ago and the ribbon was from QVC - way back when!

- final touch, tickles of clear Wink of Stella on the butterflies, flowers and the little bee's wings

- and the final, final touch - a few iridescent sequins here and there

It's ages since I last made an easel card, so this was great fun to play about with. But, based on the time taken, I don't think they'll be a regular feature! Then of course I had to make a box to post the card in - and line the base with more pretty paper!

I'd also like to enter this into the following other challenges, as well as Mrs A's:

Crafty Calendar - 'Fancy Folds'

Allsorts Week 314 - 'Satin and Lace'

Penny Black and More - 'Wings'

Di
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35 comments:

  1. Oh this is gorgeous I love everything about it Di! The colours, papers, cute image, all the flowers! Aww it's just lovely!
    Hope you're well!
    Lucy x

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  2. Oh and of course the lace and pretty ribbon!! You know I looooves lace lol! The sequins look fab too I'm really lacking sequins!x

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  3. I love this easel card with cute little mouse image and all other elements!

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  4. Very pretty Di! Love your sweet images and the mix of papers. Your step-mum is going to love it. :) xx

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love those folded flowers, I've not seen that done before and it gives them so much depth and dimension. Everything works beautifully together, a wonderful card
    Jane

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  6. Such a pretty easel Diane, love the colour combo, can't go wrong for me with pink and green, love the cute image, so sweet.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  7. Oh I love your gorgeous card, all my favourites things used too.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. What a beautiful card Di. LOVE easel shaped cards and this one is so full of loveliness . . . sure to be appreciated.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  9. This is so pretty...love the pink and green. sweet image and your attention to detail is super. I am sure it is worth all the love in this card and it will be treasured.

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  10. Such a cute and adorable card...and the addition of the sequins are perfect..she will love it!!

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  11. An absolutely wonderful easel card Di and so much detail in here with the pretty flowers, foliage and butterflies accompanying that cute PB mouse and the lovely pink and green papers which work beautifully, cut with the stitched edge dies which I love, and a great card for your step mum. x

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  12. I'm always partial to an easel card Di as well as green and pink as a colour palette, so this one ticks all the boxes for me.

    It's lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  13. Your easel card is gorgeous! My favourite colour combo! Love this!

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  14. Gorgeous card, Di. Love the trick with the daisies :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  15. Love the feminine colour scheme and the cute image Di. x

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  16. This easel card is just delightful!!! What a cute image you choosed and so sweet design!!
    Love the folded daisies and the glitter here and there! Precious papers and lovely colours!! Love so much this card, great for Mum!!

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  17. I get yor comment about Bee's now!! Gorgeous easl card. Love the colours and those daisies are super duper. It's how many sides of the card that you need to decorate/ cover that I find takes the most time. Thankyou for fluttering by and also for the email. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Hi Di and thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Crafty Calendar!!! card is fabulous huggles Sue xxx

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  19. This is such a beautiful card Di, I just love the little mouse image and the lovely colour palette. The daisies look fab, I must remember that little trick.
    Jean x

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  20. This is absolutely stunning Di! I love every delicious detail on this fabulous easel card! Cute PB image too :)

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  21. Oh, Di, she will cherish this because easel card! And the box, too, of course! It's truly a gift in itself!! Miss chatting with you!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. Oooh, so pretty! Perfect that it can stand up to be enjoyed!

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  23. Wow! I am loving everything about this easel card Di! I love your step-mum loved it too. So much detail and just so beautiful! Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

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  24. so sweet! and I love pink and green pastel shades together - gorgeous card!
    hugs, annie x

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  25. This is such a lovely card Di. I like the folded daisies, but all of it is beautiful. Kate x

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

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  27. This card is absolutely lovely. I really like how the die cut flowers mimic the flower in the stamped image. And the pink ribbon threaded through the lace is a wonderful touch. Your step-mum will love it.

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  28. Adorable card, love the sweet stamp and the pretty flower dies.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Satin & Lace' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  29. Simply stunning hun and i love the flower folding in half, and it's lovely to see you using a PB too and we would love to see you at PB & More this month too, luv Sam x

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  30. This is such a lovely card. The colours used, the image and the pretty design all make for one great card!

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  31. this is a beautiful birthday card di! such a sweet image and i love all the daisies and my favourite pink/green combo. the easel is worth all the effort because i'm sure this card will be cherished. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.
    linda
    linda

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  32. So pretty Di, love how you've done the flowers x

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  33. This is so pretty Di, real sweet image & a gorgeous colour combo! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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  34. What a perfect card for a mom! It is so pretty and feminine.

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