Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Butterfly Congratulations

This card says "Spring" to me.  Pretty flowers, a butterfly, beautiful colors....ahhhh spring!!  This gatefold card is 5.5" square when closed.  The butterfly was stamped on parchment paper with Versamark and then embossed with fine detail black embossing powder.  After fussy cutting it, I embellished it with Liquid Pearls and regular pearls.  The butterfly perches on an embossed circle that is matted with a doily die cut.  The embossed circle has a doodled border.  A pearl flourish "flight path" completes the butterfly panel.  The individual pearls that embellish the doily and make up the butterfly's body are cut from another piece of the flourish.

The patterned paper background flowers were embellished with liquid pearls and the small white flowers have stickles added to their centers.  There is a doodled border around the edges of the background paper.

Due to the direction of the flourish, the panel was attached to the right "gate" instead of the left.  Variety is the spice of life, right?  I glued two identical doilies with wrong sides together so that when the card is open the doily has a finished look on the inside as well.

The interior has two embossed panels and a little interior decorating on the writing panel.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill, Fiskars Parchment Paper
Patterned Paper:  Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps:  Layers of Color (Joyful Noise - butterfly), Inkadinkado (Congratulations)
Ink:  VersaMark, Versafine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders Dies (Standard Circle Small), My Favorite Things Dies (Blueprints 1), Cherry Lynn Designs die (French Pastry), Ranger embossing powder (Super Fine Detail Black), Cuttle Bug embossing folder (Swiss Dots), M'Bossabilities folder (Splendid), Stickles (Star Dust), Liquid Pearls (Bisque, White Opal), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen (Clear), Staedtler Tri-plus pen (black), Prima Say it in Crystals pearl flourish

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday #200 - Add a Doodle
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #16 - Anything Goes (I used a fancy fold)
Pile It On #13 - Floral Fantasy
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #29 - Use Patterned Paper
Just Keep On Creating April Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Be Creative Crazy April Challenge - Just Because
Inky Chicks #26 - Butterflies
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge (PWC304) - No Markers
Inky Impressions Challenge #153 - Fold it! (Fancy Folds)
Scrapbook Pal Share Your Project - Use Liquid Pearls
Sweet Stamps Challenge #163 - Dies
Delightful Challenges - Hip to be square (make a square card or have a square on it - my card is 5.5" square)

Thanks for stopping by.


suzARTe said...

Another beatiful card Stephanie, I love the butterfly being the centre of attention and I love the way the card opens up as well.
Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, always a pleasure to see your cards.

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

A very pretty creation! Love your butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On.
Tracey, DT

Unknown said...

Fabulous Design and lovely Papers, perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you for joining us this week we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck,
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Teresa said...

Love your pretty papers and all the bling on your card is just the right finishing touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

Alljazzed2create said...

Darling card. I love your lace and the butterfly.. Thanks for joining us over at Sentimental Sundays..

DT Pam

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

I love all of the detail on your card! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!


ladynurse4 said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the embossed panels on the inside of the card. Great details. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club.

Cindy said...

So pretty! Love all the pearls and liquid pearls! Thanks for joining us at SBC.

Emma Williams said...

A very pretty shaped card, with so much detail to feast your eyes on. Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card Stephanie! Such lovely colors and very pretty butterfly.
Thanks for sharing on Papertake Weekly!

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty project. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty project. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On this time and we hope to see you again soon. Tracy DT

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oh those pearls are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at!


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