I met up with some friends recently for coffee and a crafty chat and was reminded of some dies which I bought a while ago - two together in a pack. There was an elephant which I used at the time and also a giraffe which until now hasn't seen the light of day but now he appears on two cards. I made two similar cards because the die was cut using two colours of card so that I could mix and match the pieces. The giraffes were popped onto some die cut circles, set to one side so that I could trim the motif down to be placed along the edge of the card. Both cards have borders added for interest and a circular sentiment.
Circles - dies from Tattered Lace
Sentiment - from Netty's Cards
Giraffe - Sweet Dixie Toy Giraffe and Elephant
Floral Border - EK Success punch
Ric-rac border - die from Crafter's Companion
Papers - from my stash
I spent lots of time yesterday searching for the 'HAPPY' die to use on the card for my great nephew but I was totally unable to find it so I had to change tack. It is so annoying when that happens and not to be beaten I resumed the search this morning looking in various boxes where dies are stored. I do have a small ice cream container in which I keep most of my word dies and this where I was sure I'd find the one I wanted. Despite looking in there at least three times yesterday I didn't spot it. Would you believe that as a last resort this morning I had yet another look and there it was - a smaller die than I'd remembered so I guess that's how I came to miss it. Having at last located it I decided to make a card this morning using it.
The Butterfly Challenge is onto the letter 'H' with the usual colours/techniques to use in addition to a butterfly (or two). Whilst having a bit of a tidy up after my search I came across this piece of background made a while ago and as it has a touch of green (Hunter's green) I've used it as the basis for my card. The other colours asked for are hot pink and heliotrope (mauve/purple) and I've die cut some hexagons (another 'H' item and punched butterflies in the these colours. The word die was used and a printed birthday word was added to complete the sentiment. Tiny gems for the butterfly bodies and here we have my offering for the current Butterfly Challenge.
Background - Distress Oxide ink and Pixie powders
Hexagons - dies from Crafter's Companion Gemini
Large word - die given free with Crafter's Companion magazine a while back
Butterflies - punched with two sizes of punch from Stampin' Up