Sunday, 27 March 2016

Butterflies, Margins and Mint

Once again my box of upcycled cards has come to the rescue!  I used one of last year's birthday cards to make this card for the Butterfly Challenge ' M is for Margins and/or Mint', following the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm also entering the Alphabet Challenge 'B for Beautiful Butterflies' and the Allsorts 'Wings' challenges.


Card blank: 6" x 6" white linen
Dies: Memory Box 'Isabella Butterfly' and Pippi Butterfly, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Squares Large
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Card: White linen
Other: Upcycled birthday card, Wink of Stella

I cut a strip from the front of the birthday card and attached it to the side of the card blank.  I then die cut and embossed three squares from the mint section of the card front and attached them with foam tape.  I die cut three Isabella butterflies from white linen card and highlighted them with a Wink of Stella.  Three Pippi butterflies were die cut from the pink/mint sections of the birthday card and attached over the Isabella butterflies, before being attached to the squares.

Kath x


19 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Kath, this is simply gorgeous, brilliant flutterby card! Fits the criteria perfectly, have one done just have to blog it!!
Shaz in Oz.x

meg said...

Stunning in it's simplicity, beautiful design and creation

Valerija said...

Beautiful butterfly card.

brenda said...

B for beautiful is spot on Kath, absolutely love this one both the colours and design.

Wishing you a lovely Easter Sunday and many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

!neke said...

Great butterfly card !

Ineke X

genie said...

Kath...This is so pretty. Oh, how I wish I had a die cutting machine. It would be such a joy. Love the butterflies and the geometrics. Such a pretty piece. genie

KandA said...

Beautiful card Kath, love the colours and super upcycling xx

Sue said...

Hi Kath, That is so pretty.

Hope you are having a lovely Easter Sunday. Sue

MaryH said...

I DO love this stunning design layout. (reminds me rather of a quilt pattern) Especially love the paper design. The falling flowers look stunning in the border & combined with the delicate butterflies perched on the diamond shaped squares. Great card. TFS & Hugs

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Kath how beautifully you have used those squares
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Wendy L said...

This is such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Mrs A. said...

I love your card Kath and you have followed the sketch design perfectly. The recycled card came up trumps. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice into the draw, Hugs Mrs A.

Amy O said...

Beautiful butterflies and soft, pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Alison C said...

These colours do so well together and are not ones I'd think of. The re-invented cards looks so fresh and clean, great vision.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge B for Beautiful Butterflies. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Jen Timko said...

Your up cycling is just fabulous. What pretty colors you have chosen. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Aileen Ryan said...

Absolutely beautiful, totally in love with how you have done this and the colours you used.

cotnob said...

This is lovely Kath, beautiful butterflies.
Pauline
x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful butterflies card.