Thursday, 15 October 2015

Mauve and Orange Butterfly Card

Afternoon Everyone,

Two posts in one day! Just trying to make up for two day's absence :)

The card I have to share with you this afternoon is one inspired by Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #40 where the requirement is for embossing. There are several methods of embossing to choose from and I like them all but this time I decided to use one of my favourite folders to create embossed panels for this card.
The unusual colour combination, pink, mauve and orange, was inspired by the gorgeous butterfly topper.

How the card was made and the materials used:

  • First,  the front of a white 6"x4" card base was covered with a scrap of pink patterned paper from Papermania's Vintage Notes pack.
  • One of my favourite, but long neglected, crafting goodies are Penny Black Stickeroos. This butterfly topper from Mauve Twilight is  another treasure unearthed during the recent tidy up. Here I've matted it on to a scrap of rose pink Papermania Textured Card. 
  • A left over strip of the pink cardstock was embossed using a swirly patterned folder, Darice Scrolls Background. It was trimmed and split into two equal panels then a length of orange organza ribbon, that also has a printed swirly pattern, was wrapped around each panel.  
  • After adhering the panels and the topper, I punched out three tiny butterflies and attached them to the card front with glue gel. 
  • All the butterflies, including the image on the topper, were given a sparkly decoration with Stickles Fruit Punch ... a great colour that perfectly combines the pink and orange seen on the butterfly image.
  • Finally the finishing touch, orange Neon gems from Docrafts.

Having used quite a few scraps and snippets to make this card, I'm popping over to Pixie's Snippet Playground too ... the second time this week :)

Enjoy your evening.


  1. Hello again Elizabeth!
    thank you so much for entering the playground with this beautiful card. I love the colours that you have used and your butterflies finish it off perfectly. I bet Mrs A will love it too!!
    Eve xx

  2. I thought I recognized this as being a stickeroo. The colour combination really zings and I like how you have carried it through with the rest of your embellishments. Thankyou for fluttering by my #40. hugs Mrs A.

  3. What a gorgeous butterfly topper this is, I rather like the unusual colour combination. All your embossed panels and other embellishments coordinate beautifully.
    Jean x

  4. I love your butterfly card.....fab colours.
    I popped in to let you know that the non slip stuff is what they use to line drawers in caravans. I bought a roll of it years ago for another project and found it as I emptied one of my boxes :-)
    Hope that helps.
    Annie x

  5. Your creation turned out so well, love that embossing panel with gorgeous butterfly and detailing work! Thanks for joining at Butterfly challenge!


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