Friday, June 28, 2013

Butterfly card

A super quick post today.

This is the card I made for the Itsy Bitsy 'All That Glitters' Challenge. Now I am not a glitter kind of girl. I find it can become too harsh unless used judiciously. So I decided to go for a subtle look.

I was still working on the concept when I came across the Rainbow Colours Without a 'Rainbow' Challenge by Catchy Challenges. I thought the two concepts could be combined beautifully.

The base is a lightly textured cream card stock. I created the background on a white drawing paper with acrylic colours for Indigo and Blue. The grass is Green and the dotted flowers are Red, Orange and Yellow. So that takes care of the I, B, G, Y, O and R in the rainbow. The V of violet is the top butterfly. For the butterflies, I punched out an OHP sheet and applied glitter in shades of red, yellow orange and violet.

The green frame for the painting is cut on the Bigshot and mounted on mount board for depth as is the tag, which is hand cut.

The sentiment is from Micia stamps, stamped on the cream card stock with a black Faber Castell ink pad. To finish up. I layered and added some dark blue and pale blue satin ribbon. The glittered butterfly in pale yellow was the final touch.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Itsy Bitsy - 'All That Glitters' Challenge
Catchy Challenges - Rainbow Colours Without a 'Rainbow' Challenge
Crafty Calender June Challenge - Things with Wings
CASology: Week 50 - Free
Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenge #41 - Bingo where I have used the middle line which is 'Ribbon, Glitter & Tag'

Hope you liked this card as much as I did. Looking forward to hearing from you.



  1. I think you have used your glitter perfectly judiciously (although I admit that I'm a girl that uses it very freely! lol!) I love the richness of your colours and the way you've incorporated your rainbow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  2. super gorgeous, liked the butterflies and everything, so so beautiful.definitely the winner in any challenge

  3. Lovely ,fab interpretation of rainbow colors ! I loved the butterflies most !

  4. amazing interpretation of the challenge..all the very best and thanks for joining us at Catchy challenges

  5. Great Card! I love the sky and the details on your butterflies. I think you have the perfect amount of sparkle on your card. Thank you for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  6. Such a beautiful card, love the glittery butterflies... Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC...

  7. nice card..n nice butterflies
    Thanks for joining us at Catchy Challenges.All the Best!!

  8. very pretty card... the glittery butterflies are so sweet! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  9. Awesome ... i love the centre background ....Nan did you use MS score board to fold the card ??

    1. Thanx Rose. I didn't use any tool to fold the card. Just a ruler.

  10. Lovely BG Vidya. Thanks for joining us at Catchy Challenges. All the Best!! Your newest follower.