Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Stitched Butterfly card

First of all, I've been a bit late commenting on Playground entries but right now have caught up. Hooray :)

My card for today is made especially for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #101:
And this is the 'wheel' we had to choose our elements from - I stuck to just the butterfly and the colour Mint Green, and I checked our mint plant just to be sure - otherwise it's Moss Green anyhow, so THERE! :) Main thing is I managed to play, just for fun:
I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- the image was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a wood mounted Funstamps stamp called 'Stitched Butterfly' -  onto a snippet of white card

- then I coloured the patchwork design using Pro Markers and trimmed around the edge

- just to finish the patchwork panel off I ran the side of the thick nib of a black Whispers pen right around the edges. Warning, don't ever try this trick with Pro markers as they bleed of course - a lesson learned many years ago

- die cut a white panel using the Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangle' set of dies

- stamped the sentiment, which I thought was nice and 'rustic' in keeping with the patchwork design, using the Misti and Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink as always and the Stampendous 'Happy Messages' set of stamps

- mounted that onto a very slightly larger (snippet) of mauve card

- then added them onto the card front and there it was - done!

Coo, hot here innit!


  1. This is a pretty patchwork Di also love the colour mix you have used and with the butterfly in the middle just perfect for Mrs A's Challenge. x

  2. I have this stamp too! Mine was pre-loved when I bought it many years ago, so I guess mine is heading towards being an antique. I love the colours you've used on your beautiful card, so pretty and feminine. Thanks for the inspiration to get my stamp out again soon. xx

  3. Hi Di, a very pretty card, love the colours your used with the quilted panel. Have a wonderful week... Megan
    P.S. I have only just discovered the request to let you know about the prize offering last fortnight in the Playground, I was playing just for fun!

  4. So cute stamp and colours, this CAS looks very lovely and sweet!!

  5. A lovely card and a beautiful butterfly stamp.
    Kath x

  6. Yes it IS hot!

    Cute card . . . Perfick for Mrs A's challenge.


  7. A great patchwork butterfly card for the challenge and with your usual 'handy hints' along the way.

  8. Bit of a breeze here at the moment but nice and sunny. A. Eileen back from hospital but care work package in complete chaos and not working.
    Likely this stamped patchwork a lot and the colours you used. Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Hi Di your card is gorgeous I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. A lovely take on the Butterfly inspiration Di. Apols for absence yet again, still playing holiday catch up - you will be pleased to know that I did the cocktail girls proud!

    B x

  11. That's absolutely gorgeous, Di! Love, love, LOVE the patchwork.

  12. Pink and green is my favorite color combo, and it works perfectly with that sweet image.
    (It's pouring like the sky broke open here.)

  13. A very pretty card Di - swap you some of our winter cool and wet for your heat :-).. fickle folk that we are, we will be moaning about the reverse conditions soon enough.

  14. A beautiful card Di, perfect for Mrs A's challenge.

    Sue xx

  15. Glad you got to play in the butterfly challenge Di. Your card is just beautiful! Loving the "quilt" image with the butterfly in the center and I love the colors you used to color it. Such an eye catching birthday card! I have rejoined your blog with my new email address. It is dblfarms93 at gmail dot com. Now I can get my email notifications! Yay!!! Hope you are having a good summer so far my friend. Hugs, Brenda

  16. This was a perfect card for Mrs A's challenge so like quilt images and yours is gorgeous x


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