Thursday, 31 December 2015

More Xanthine

I made this card for the 'X for Xanthine' Butterfly Challenge using a Pippi butterfly and corner die-cut which I had made for yesterday's card and then decided not to use.  I'm also entering the current Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenge and paying my final visit to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 8" x 4" white silk
Stamp: Woodware 'Happy Birthday to You'
Dies: Memory Box 'Pippi Butterfly' & Wild Rose Studio 'Corner Flourish'
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Lemon/white
Other: Cream gems, Wink of Stella
Snippets: Dark green paper and yellow card

I covered the front of the card blank with the lemon/white paper and then stamped the Happy Birthday and strip of stars in the centre.  I stamped the 'Happy' onto snippets of dark green paper, cut out the letters and paper pieced them onto the card.  The die-cut Corner Flourish was attached to the lower edge of the card and cream gems attached to the flower centres.  The Pippi butterfly was attached to the top of the card.  To finish, I added a Wink of Stella to the butterfly and centres of the flowers.

Kath x


Sue said...

That's lovely Kath.

Hope you've had a good day. Kath

Darnell said...

I gotta say, your really rock the Xanthine, Kath! Now if this were the 70s, that would have a whole nother meaning, but here in Cardville, we are impressed with your yellow skills!! I wish you a happy, healthy, and crafty new year!! Mwah and Hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

Great use of the yellow and the black looks fabulous with it.

Kath x

cotnob said...

A super card Kath, great design.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Amanda said...

Another pretty card, like the paper piecing on the Happy, and the cute little butterfly just flying off. Thanks again for joining the challenge x Amanda

Di said...

Super card Kath - love how you paper pieced the 'HAPPY'!


Di xx

Sarn said...

Simply WONDERFUL card Kath.

Happy New Year to you.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

You have the patience of saint to fussy cut the word Happy out and then paper piece onto the card. It looks great. I love that corner die flourish too. Yellow and green are perfect colours together. Thankyou for fluttering by again with another entry. Hugs Mrs A.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Kath, love the bold sentiment, Cathy x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Kath, love the bold sentiment, Cathy x

Barb said...

What a lovely card Kath. I love the design and it fits the challenges perfectly. A big wave from your new follower. Barbxx

AlisonC said...

I like that big stamp. It looks great with the die cuts adding the colour. As Mrs A says lots of patience. I like to cut out while (half) watching something or listening to the radio.

Anni said...

What a great card! The big sentiment is fabulous and I love the die cuts you added!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

OttawaMom said...

Fabulous card! I like the way the die cuts are framing that wonderfully big sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!