Monday, 6 April 2015

Floating Butterflies, Kraft Card, Flowers

There are a few challenges focusing on Kraft card this month, so I've taken the plunge and had a go at a few designs.

With that in mind, here's the first of today's 2 posts...

I'm linking this to Country View Challenges...  and the latest Poppystamps Challenge...

I've cut the Floating Butterflies die (Memory Box) from some gorgeous red shimmer card that's been sponged using Brilliance Moonlight White Pigment Ink and a Tim Holtz Blossom stencil.  Once dry, this was backed onto Centura Pearl card that's been cut slightly larger, then mounted at an angle using foam pads.  

If you look closely you'll see that I've kept the inner 'cut out' outline of the Floating Butterflies die, gluing a small piece of card behind the centre of the middle butterfly to hold it all into place.  You can't see the strip of card as the folded Darla Butterfly die (Memory Box) hides it.

I then attached a piece of brown twine to the edge of the card before adding pieces of the Massa Leaf Frame (Poppysatmps) that I roughly edged using a Mememto Olive Grove Pen.

Three Dew Drops and some white flowers (Elizabeth Crafts, Bunch of Flowers 2), centered with tiny flowers (Memory Box, Flower Mound) and the card was finished.  

I'm keeping this one to use at the end of the Summer term.  It will be a 'Thank You' card for my daughter's one-to-one.  

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. I love how you framed your butterfly panel with all the pretty flowers and leaves! Thank you for playing along in Poppystamps Spring Fever Challenge.

  2. Thanks, Sue. A difficult challenge for me as I have a limited amount of Poppystamps dies. Really looking forward to seeing what the new range has to offer :)

  3. This is beautiful, Donna! I love the way you used the negative butterflies! Thanks for joining us at the Poppystamps Challenge!

  4. Thanks once again, Marybeth. I appreciate the kind words.

  5. Wow, that does say spring. Very nice. I love how you placed and used your butterflies. Very creative. Thanks for joining the Poppystamps challenge!

    1. Thank you, Mary. I think this die may have been discontinued already. Glad you liked it :)

  6. Beautiful card design Donna, love these floating butterflies and pretty flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at Poppystamps challenge Blog.

  7. I adore these flowers now that I've figured out how to shape them well... So glad you think this is a good design :)

  8. So pretty Donna! I love the cut out butterflies and those fabulous flowers peeking out from behind!