Saturday, 22 July 2017

Pretty Butterfly die

I'm just posting a card to the CAS Watercolour challenge before it ends on July 24th. There still time for all of you out there to enter if you haven't already done so, and even if you have you can always post another.  If you are looking for inspiration head on over and you will find some amazing cards from the participants and the design team, you won't be disappointed.

Here is my card, it's just waiting for the right sentiment.
The  watercolour background is smooshed Distress Oxide inks on Water colour paper, I then Die cut the butterfly (purchased from Aliexpress) out of 110lb white card stock and navy blue.  I inlaid the navy blue in the white, and love the pop of colour framing the smooshed DOX inks.  The main panel was cut with the  Crazy Double Running Stiched Nested Rectangle die from Stamplorations.  Finally I added some green and blue sequins to match the watercolour panel.
I'm also entering this for Less is more no Stamps, and the Butterfly Challenge #82 matching pairs of which I have two.








Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: 140lb watercolour, 110lb white, Michaels Navy
Ink:
Accessories: Distress oxide inks, sequins, Butterfly Die Cut from Aliexpress
Techniques: Inlaid Die cut, Smooshed watercolour background

14 comments:

  1. Love this butterfly die and how you've used it, Christine! The colors peeking through are a wonderful contrast!

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  2. Christine, this is beautiful. It make me want to see more of your background but still looks spectacular behind that gorgeous die. Time for me to jump on the Aliexpress bandwagon!

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  3. So lovely, Christine - glad I got to see it in real life as it is even nicer than it looks. Beautiful colours in your Oxide smooshing.

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  4. Gorgeous inlaid butterflies using your smooshed background, Christine. TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs

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  5. Such a gorgeous butterfly die ... and it looks amazing done in navy against the white. Very striking. And beautiful colours for the watercoloured background, Christine. x

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  6. Hello Christine, so pleased you have fluttered in the butterfly garden. Your card is absolutely stunning. Love the way you have inlaid the navy into the white and the colours of your smoothed background. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. So pretty and so striking. Love the dark die cut butterfly against that amazing background. Yes I am loving Ali Express too x

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  8. Absolutely stunning! The D/O background looks amazing peeking out behind the butterflies and it's such an elegant design. Really gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  9. How pretty with the black inlaid die over the lovely watercolor background!

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  10. Stunning card, Christine. The gorgeous black die-cuts look so dramatic against the lovely oxide background.

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  11. So pretty and elegant, Christine. Love the colours of your DOX smooshed background. Fabulous die...just placed my order for it. 😉 Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

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  12. Gorgeous card, love the colours of the background. The butterfly die is lovely :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  13. I love how the colour peeks out from the back of your butterflies. A gorgeous card.

    Sue xx

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  14. Oh wow, stunning! The black butterflies look so dramatic on top of the background, such an interesting look and great use of dies! Bravo! Thanks for joining us at Less is More!

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