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!






18 comments:

  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

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  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

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  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!

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

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

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  6. Yes it IS hot!

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

    Xxx

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

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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  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.)

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  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.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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

    Sue xx

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  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

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