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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Butterfly on Black

Hey crafty friends - I'm glad you stopped by! I'm sharing this butterfly card for inspiration at Die Cut Divas along with the entire team. We're using digital images by our sponsor Morgan's ArtWorld this month but they're not required for the challenge - Anything Goes which starts today!! Besides the card details, I have a bonus card below!!

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Dove White;
Paper Studio Black
Digi - Morgan's ArtWorld (Creative Art Design Studio) Fae 18
Embossing folder - Altenew Decorative Florals 3D
Dies - A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle Background
Stamps - Hero Arts Color Layering Dragonfly
Other - Copic Markers; foam tape; white gel pen;
Color Infusions Memory Thread;
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Thanks

To purchase our sponsor's images, please visit 
their website at Creative Art Design Studio.

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Our random prize winner (to be announced 10/3) will win some digi images from our sponsor!

Here's a photo of the Copic Markers used plus the inspiration for my butterfly colors:

I received some handmade earrings as a gift and the business card of the jeweler contains a beautiful butterfly. I did my best to copy the colors and love how it turned out! I doodled some extra white dots and added a body (trimmed from a dragonfly stamp) with antenae. Hard to see in the photo but the antenae are a thick thread you can shape - very fun! I twirled them on a paper piercer.

Next, I die cut a stitched rectangle and embossed it using the Altenew ef. I inked first with white ink and then with some black on the raised parts. Please note that my sandwich wasn't thick enough and the 3D embossing didn't reach its full potential. I had embossed these panels before I made some other cards with this ef back in August - see the full 3D embossed effect here & here if desired. Adhered the embossed panel to a top fold A2 card, added the butterfly and sentiment strips - done! I left off any additional embellishments so as not to detract from my colorful butterfly.

And here's a bonus butterfly card:

Supplies: Paper - Ms Sparkle A2 card; Paper Studio black;
Momenta watercolor print
Digi - Morgan's ArtWorld (Creative Art Design Studio) Fae 18
Embossing folder - Altenew Decorative Florals 3D
Dies - A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle Background;
Elizabeth Craft Designs Small Butterfly (retired) but 
Frantic Stamper had a couple left HERE
Other - Copic Markers; foam tape; white gel pen;
SSS sentiment strip

I love the digis for the variety of sizes you can print; thanks to teamie Arlene for printing them! Thought this smaller butterfly was so darling but also thought it needed a body so I gave it a die cut one! I attempted to ink the ef when I embossed the panel for this card too. Guess I chose the wrong ink because it got smeared but I continued blending until I got a usable background. The smaller butterfly looked adrift on the big background so I corraled it with a Honey Bee frame. My friend Betty (created by bjk) sent me some and enabled me to buy the die after I tried her cuts!!

Looking forward to seeing your Anything Goes creations using a die cut or embossing folder in our Diva gallery by 9pm Pacific time on 9/30/21. Thanks for visiting!!


Dawn T said...

Two adorable butterfly cards Linda. The black embossed with the white ink over it looks amazing.

Cindy C. said...

Stunning butterflies, the dark embossed backgrounds are perfect for them.

Betty said...

two such beautiful butterfly cards, Linda - the black background really set off the butterflies so well!

Arlene said...

WOW. Those backgrounds just brought out the colors of those beautiful butterflies. You WOWWED me!

Cat Craig said...

stunung cards,Linda. I love your treatment of the embossed parts.

Jean said...

These are stunning - I would have never considered the dry embossing in black. Really sets of the focal points.

Michelle N. said...

These cards are fabulous-love the colorful butterflies on the dark backgrounds!

papierelle said...

Wow!!! How beautiful the butterfly shines on the dark background! Well done.

HilaryJane said...

These cards are beautiful. I love that muted background with the brightly coloured butterflies. Stunning xx

Karen L K said...

Such pretty butterflies and very nice cards!

Rosemary said...

Both cards are absolutely amazing, Linda. The embossed black background really makes those beautiful butterflies pop!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Thoroughly gorgeous cards. The eye-catchingly elegant black backgrounds stole my heart immediately.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

Greta said...

The first card is so striking--love it! Very pretty second card, too!