Sunday, 4 March 2012

Butterflies and Dragonflies

The card I'm posting tonight I`ve been thinking about for a while.  I started with K&C Company paper pack, and one of the main reasons I bought the pad is for a sheet filled with butterflies and dragonflies.  I bought the pack around Christmas time, however, so I kind of forgot of the idea I had until recently.

Originally I was going to cut out the dragonfly and butterfly completely, but I really like the background, so instead I decided to just cut out the wings with my Cutterbee craft knife.  The bee was on the same sheet, so I included it, but the paper encompassing all three bugs was slightly bigger than I wanted it to be.  For this reason once the wings were cut I folded over the bee's left wing and trimmed off the edge with my trimmer.  I really like the effect of the bee's wing over the edge, so I'm glad I kept the bee.  :)

Once I decided to keep the background I choose some cardstock to coordinate, and because of the vintage feeling of the paper I decided on using just hemp twine instead of ribbon. Once everything was inked and assembled I popped up each of the wings with foam squares, and added the sentiment.  This card seems so different from what I usually do but its just so pretty!

Since this is another thank-you card I didn't want to put a sentiment inside, but I didn't want to leave it plain either.  For this reason after adhering some kraft and cream cardstock I cut out another dragonfly and been and glued them inside.  

I really enjoyed making this card so I think I will try similar techniques with some of my other favourite papers.  :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Allsorts Challenge - Spread Your Wings 
  2. Daring Cardmakers - Colour Combo Challenge 
  3. Scrap-Creations - Pop it Up 
  4. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes 
I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla.  Recollections Kraft.  K&C Company Tim Coffey Blossomwood 12 x 12  Designer paper pad.

Stamp Set:  Stampin' Up! Pocket Silhouettes

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan.

Embellishment:  Hemp twine from my stash.

Adhesives:  Tombo Mono permanent adhesive runner,  foam squares, generic glue stick.

Tools:  Cutterbee craft knife, scissors, paper trimmer.


brenda said...

Your card is really lovely Cathy, the sepia tones work so well with the butterflies, it reminds me of one of those Victorian display cases which they used to fill with butterflies.

Thanks so much for joining in my Things with Wings theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful and so beautiful Cathy.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Kathy said...

oh wow, this is stunning, and absolutely perfect for The Daring Cardmakers
March Colour Combo challenge. Thanks for joining in with us and sharing your beautiful card

Rein said...

Gorgeous card,
a wonderful illustration of the dare!

Thanks for joining us at DCM.

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Anne said...

Simply stunning card.. inside and out.. thanks for sharing..