The current Butterfly Challenge is 'Y for Yarn' and I've used embroidery thread for my stitched butterfly. The paper, card and thread are from my snippets drawer, so I'm also popping into the playground Pixie's Crafty Workshop. I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Card blank: 6" x 6" white hammer
Stamp: Woodware 'Going to Seed'
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Embossing: Clear embossing powder, Kars tan embossing mat
Ink: Versafine Imperial Purple
Card: Dark purple card
Other: Stitching Cards stitched butterfly pattern, pricking tool and mat, lilac gems
Snippets: White card, striped paper, embroidery thread
I layered the paper onto purple card and attached it to the card front. I attached the butterfly pattern onto a snippet of white card and pierced it. I then stitched it with lilac embroidery thread following the stitching instructions provided with the pattern. The butterfly was then die-cut, embossed, layered onto an embossed scallop circle of purple card and attached to the card front. I stamped the sentiment onto another snippet of white card and embossed it with clear embossing powder. This was die-cut and attached to the card in the same manner as the butterfly, although I used foam tape to give some dimension. To finish I added small lilac gems to the butterfly body and antennae.