Sunday, August 3, 2014

Butterfly Wish

Hi, I had so much fun making this card, probably because once again my vision and my card looked so much alike.  I love shaped cards, they add so much interest for the recipient.  Virginia's View Challenge this month is shaped cards, and I wanted to get a card made early, lest I run out of time.

The challenge runs through the 18th 11:55 pm Eastern time.  So make a shaped card and enter it, you know you want to!  Any shape but square or rectangle qualifies!

I made a mini butterfly card, it measures 3.75 by 3 inches. I used Spellbinders Wonderful Wings dies.  I cut the solid shape twice from watercolor paper for my card base. My embellishment is the overlay die that has the spaces cut out for the butterfly wings' colors to be outlined.

I still cannot watercolor enough, so I used blues and greens for my background.  Once it dried I added two layers of wink of stella to give the wings that shine that some butterflies have. After that dried I added a layer of clear embossing.  Next on to the overlay piece, I layer it with 3 layers of Ranger fine detail powder in black to give it some heft and shine.  The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp, and is heat embossed in gold on heavy weight vellum.  The banner die cut is also from SSS.

I will also be entering this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
And also a third challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -J-  This butterfly reminds me of a jeweled piece with the gold sentiment and its inlaid enameled or cloisonne look.

Thanks all for stopping by! I appreciate the visits.


  1. This is stunning, love the dimension!

  2. This is so pretty I love the shaped card and the butterfly is beautiful!

    Vic x

  3. It does look like cloisonne & this is just gorgeous, Cat!

  4. I love this mini butterfly shape card, Cat! The colors are absolutely gorgeous! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Shape Card Challenge!

  5. What a great idea to make a butterfly shaped card. Lovely colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  6. This is an AWESOME shaped card! love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  7. That extra embossing really give this a great look! Wonderful card.

  8. This is such a gorgeous card, Cat! Your water colored background is so beautiful, and I love your butterfly! Your WOS and embossing really makes it pop!

  9. What a beautiful card. I love shaped cards, I love butterflies... I love vellum... so this is just the perfect card. :)

  10. What a beautiful card and shape for this challenge!


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