Thursday, 23 February 2012

Less is More - Punch/die cut challenge - Week 55

This week's Challenge over at Less is More has had us all scrabbling through punches and die cuts. A lot of people have gone for butterflies and in the end, after loads more thinking time than it took to actually make this card, I discarded other options and followed suit as I couldn't get this idea out of my head:
I used:

- 4.75" x 4.75" white square card stock

- X-Cut butterfly punch, which leaves the butterfly attached to the card so that the wings flick up

- sentiment by SU

- small piece of black 'leather look' paper from the snippets folder behind the butterfly aperture, and then the inside front of the card had white card matted onto it to hide the black paper :)

- little black pearls from stash

It took minutes to make and days to decide on! I think it would possibly be suitable as a sympathy card - the sentiment seems appropriate too, 'If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies'.



Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Really lovely CAS card. Very classy Di. xxx

Annie said...

Beautiful card Di. Love the sentiment.
A x

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Die, love the shaped sentiment
Beryl x

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Di, if an idea comes to you I always think it's best to carry it through... it will keep niggling otherwise.
I'm glad you carried this one through!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Scrapmate said...


Laura said...

Love the sentiment, I have never heard of that. It's beautiful!
Lovely CAS card too.
Laura xx

Eloise said...

lovely card. i really like that butterfly punch.

Craftilicious said...

Love it! Us limettes do seem to be a bunch of lepidopterists!
Tara x

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous Di and the butterfly is stunning love the swirl sentiment too !!:) Sandra H

~Tammy~ said...

Great CAS beauty!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww.....this is just gorgeous! I love the simplicity of it...great! xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow this is a lovely MIM card. Your like me you have a good think about what to do beforehand and this has certainly paid off. Love how you have cut the butterfly shap with black card and love the swirly sentiment.
Diane xx

Bernie said...

Beautiful and classy!!!

Irene said...

Hello Di

You card is beautiful, and I love the sentiment especially with the gems at each end. Just perfect.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gawd! That card is so much like a very CAS card I came up with in my head once but didn't make (you know, cuz some bright shiny thing distracted me). I haven't even checked out the Less is More challenge, that you say has many more butterflies aflutter, but I just might have to now!!!

MaggieC said...

That is a really pretty card and just right as a sympathy card. xx Maggie

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty card, Di. I love the butterfly - I have the snowflake X-cut punch and never used it - will have to give it an airing now that I see what can be done. The sentiment is a really very nice too. Elizabeth x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Again - the meeting with Dentist Dread went fine, sort of, just scheduled the root canal work for next month :( Of to watch Trevor Eve to cheer myself up :)) Elizabeth x

Kathleen said...

Great LIM card Di, glad you stuck with your first idea, that is the trouble with looking at the other entries, it tends to put you off your idea.
Really struggled with mine this week, no idea what to do, so many punches, so many dies.Finished it but can't be bothered to enter it till tomorrow now.

Kath x

Misty's Mum said...

That is a beautiful butterfly card & oh I so want that sentiment.

Sam said...

That card is super stunning Di. That sentiment is lovely. Well done you Honey!

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

I've got that punch but I couldn't tell you when it was last used, must be over a year ago *blush* xx

Helena said...

Gorgeous! I really love this.