Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Butterfly Challenge

I wanted to make a card for the Butterfly challenge HERE where the theme is alphabetical and this time around it is for Buttons and/or Bronze.  All sorts of ideas were going through my head until I remembered I had some paper with a design of pearl buttons but of course it took me a while to actually find it!!  Once found I then had to think about the bronze aspect and luckily I have some bronze acrylic paint which I used to paint onto a piece of black card.  When this was dry I die cut a couple of butterflies and lightly sanded to show up the embossing before backing them with a cream layer.  For the cream layer I embossed the card using the die and then carefully cut out with scissors. I've used a brown card with a slight bronze shimmer to cut out an oval and die cut a cream floral spray to which I've added the butterflies.  Scraps of the card were used for the sentiment and some matching gems added.

Background - paper from K & Company acquired many years ago!
Butterflies - Crafter's Companion die
Floral Spray - Tonic die
Sentiment - stamped and cut with Stampin' Up punches


  1. I,m loving this card. The button paper was a great find. Love those layered butterflies and how you have created the oval display. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where yor card will go into the draw for both prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Lovely card Val and you've certainly covered the challenge with your beautiful dies looking at your background I think I still have some of the button paper left....


  3. Oh, this is so pretty and elegant! Fabulous paper with the pearl buttons design and gorgous butterflies! You have been very creative with your stash!
    Thanks for your entry in the Butterfly Challenge#50

  4. Gorgeous Val, I love the button backing paper.

    Sue xx

  5. Pretty card Val, love that BP and the bronze goes beautifully with your colour combo.
    Val x

  6. wow what a card, Val,.. you've really rocked this challenge in well done!
    Shaz in Oz.x

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