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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Anniversary Butterfly Card

I would love your comments on today's card! It uses die cuts, reverse stenciling and a combination of a several challenges:

Practical Scrappers: Stickers
365 Cards: The 3 A's (alpha stickers, arc, anniversary)
Pile It On: boyish colors
Paper Play Challenges: Pastels
Creative Cottage: Circles
Cute Card Thursday: Make Your Own
The Shabby Tea Room: Bling
Tellen's Place: butterflies or dragonflies
Flutter by Wednesdays: open but must have fairy, angel or butterfly

The card is based on the sketch at Papertake Weekly:

To create the butterfly, I reverse stenciled. I inked the butterfly Spellbinder then embossed it onto my white cardstock. Then I centered it in the circle Nestability and cut.

I've had these border stickers for years and I think I used them once before. The border is very flexible so I used it along the outside of the die cut circle underneath the embossed butterfly. This golden border is actually tiny butterflies but looks ends up looking like a scroll in the finished product.

Here's one close up view.

Here, it's easy to see the dimension of the embossing and how the reverse stenciling really outlines the butterfly.

Another angle showing layers of the card:

Thanks for looking! Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Cardstock: The Paper Company
Paper: DCWV
Stamps: Fiskars Round of Applause (sentiment)
Ink: Color Box Chalk ink in Ice Blue, Stazon black
Dies: Spellbinders Butterflies Shapeabilities, Circle Nestabilities Small, Curved Rectangles Mega Nestabilities, Fancy Tags

Accessories: Queen & Co pearls in Brilliant Blue, golden border stickers, sheer ribbon, pop dots


  1. Wow so much detail in your card. The main image reminds of a Baroque brooch. Thanks for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly hugs Bron (GDT)

  2. beautiful detail! Love the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers this week!

  3. Very, very pretty! The gold stickers around the border of the circle are fantastic - they look like wire. Very beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at PIO. We appreciate your participation and hope to see you back again!

  4. OH MY ... all those butterflies are GORGEOUS! I especially {heart} the large image you embossed - beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week and I hope to see you again next week too :)

  5. Beautiful card! Love that butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

  6. That is just so creative. Thank you for using your stickers with us at Practical Scrappers.

  7. I think the card is super sweet! I really like the muted color palette and the detailing on the butterfly is wonderful. Really like how you used the stickers to outline the circle die, too. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

  8. wow - what a lot of work. Those butterflies are gorgeous. Great work with the stickers. Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers.

  9. How clever! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  10. Very pretty!! Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us a Pile it On Challenges! We hope to see you again next week!

  11. Just beautiful!! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
    Jodi =)

  12. You used those dies very effectively. Absolutely beautiful card. Thanx for playing at 365 Cards.

  13. Gorgeous card!! The butterfly is so sweet and I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at PTW. Bev x