Monday, June 27, 2016

Layered Butterfly

Good Monday Morning! 
 
Back on the Dies R Us Blog again, to share another butterfly card with you.
 
 
I die cut the Small Lace Butterfly With Angel Wing die, by Cheery Lynn out of Core'dinations Glamorous Glitter Paper.  Man, is this butterfly gorgeous.....and it is anything but small.  It measures 2  3/8 x 3  3/4.  BIG.  BOLD.  BEAUTIFUL.  The lacy details are remarkable!  I also used the Angel Wing die.  This thing is so clever!  It's really only 'half' a die.  Which cuts down on your cost, what's not to love about that!!!
 
 
You just fold your card stock in half and line the end of the die up to the fold line, cut and wha la, a beautiful full sized die cut butterfly to back on to your beautiful full sized lacy butterfly die cut.  CLEVER!!!
 
After layering my lacy butterfly cuts I thought it would be interesting to cut another, totally different shaped butterfly from some Designer Paper, and layer that on top!  I cut one butterfly from the Butterfly Set #2 by our very own product line, Dies R Us Dies, from a very thick card stock that I have in my stash and then Designer Paper, adhering the 2.  This made a nice sturdy chipboard-like accent.  What do you think?  Kind of different, kind of interesting?  Kind of? 

 
Texture added to my Blue Raspberry card stock using a Darice Lace Doily Embossing Folder.  I also added an actual doily to place my butterfly centerpiece on.  Beneath the doily I die cut a Spellbinders Standard Circle out of Fun Foam.  This gives the card a bit more dimension and makes for a nice sturdy resting spot for my butterfly.  I decorated all around with the Dogwood Blossom Corner die by Poppy Stamps, cutting several and snipping apart, placing them where I needed them. 
 

 
Lastly I added lot of adhesive pearls in different sizes, including one as a flourish, to show the flight of my butterfly.  A strip of Designer paper on the inside to finish the card off.  I very rarely add an inside sentiment, preferring to write a heartfelt note.
 
Here's what I used:
 
Small Lace Butterfly With Angel Wing
Cheery Lynn
 
 
 
Butterfly Set # 2
Dies R Us
 
 
 
Dogwood Blossom Corner
Poppy Stamps
 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for fluttering by!
 
Enjoy~~
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, I love all the detail you have created, especially the lacy butterfly, it's really pretty!

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  2. THUD!!!!! This is just simply STUNNING!!! That butterfly die is to die for, and I WANT it...lol. You have used it beautifully here, especially with those gorgeous blue colors. And I would never have thought to use that hounds-tooth patterned paper to cut a butterfly shape. Just wonderful, love everything about this, right down to the doily!!!

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  3. I want to fly away to your butterfly garden, Donna! It attracts the most rare and beautiful of flutter-bies, and gorgeous flowers, too! Love the designer papers, and unexpected delft style theme! Always bright, cheerful colors, and always the unexpected! Such a great designer. I have pinned your beauty to my Butterfly Board. xo

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  4. This is drop dead gorgeous! I have never seen a butterfly in that color combo but it sure is a pretty one. I love all of the details including the flowers as well on your card. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  5. Wow, girlfriend, you knocked it out of the park with this one! Love all the elements you added. Genius idea to cut apart the corner die and use it around the doily. Love it!

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  6. WOW this is just gorgeous Donna! LOVE your choice of color and design ... really POPS! Great job!

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  7. Love the colors and the lacy & frilly look

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  8. If you knew how tired I was from all of the walking that I did today, you would really appreciated that I could not take a nap until I told you how much I love this card. Donna, I love this card. Nap time.

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  9. Gorgeous card Donna...love the pretty design...it's beautiful!!

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  10. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about it, right down to the hounds-tooth butterfly.

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  11. Just stunning. Love the layered butterfly and the colors. Great adaptation of the corner die.

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  12. So bright and beautiful! Love the houndstooth pattern on the butterfly layered over the other. The white doily against the embossed blue raspberry is striking.

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  13. Woweee! Look at that amazing butterfly!

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  14. So much to look at and it's all beautiful! Love your gorgeous butterfly and all of the extra special things you added to make this card fantastic!

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  15. Oh, Donna, what a gorgeous card! I love blue and white, and the butterfly is exquisite! I also love it atop the doily that makes it so feminine! Beautifully done! Hugs!

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