Thursday, 2 May 2013

Butterfly Silhouettte

It's May! Summer will soon be here (I hope it's sunnier than last year!) and for the challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches we have a fabulous colour combo for you

So Saffron is an interesting colour, a creamy, peachy sort of yellow - I didn't have any until my crafty friend Jacqueline kindly gave me some cs to use on my card.  If you don't have the correct shades or a fab friend to 'borrow' some off as I did, then use the closest you have.

I had this idea that I wanted the silhouettes to be below the DP layer and to show through, rather than mounting die cuts on top - much easier said than done! They are from a new SU set I've acquired - Serene Silhouettes and I actually thought that this stamp would be the last one I would use from the set, not the first! Getting them in the correct position was a nightmare! 
I used two butterfly punches to make my little flutterbys and added a few gems to their wings.

I haven't put a sentiment on my card yet as I'm not sure what I will use it for, could be Birthday, Thank you, Get well Soon, all will be fine, so I'll wait until I use it.
I found a new challenge blog whilst cruisin' the 'net, and I liked the idea.  It's called Cards In Envy and any card made for the challenges must fit in an envelope to go through the mail, so no more than 1/4 inch thick. This time the challenge is things with wings, so I will pop this card into the challenge over there.
Do 'flutter' over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT have done with these colours.  Can't wait to visit your blogs too and see all your amazing creations.  Happy Crafting!


  1. Hi Louise, I am loving that stamp set! Must have to get that one. I like how you have laid out your card. xx

  2. gorgeous card-love the background and the butterflies are great layered like this x

  3. These are gorgeous colours - I really must try and join in this week! I love your design idea with those gorgeous silhouette discs showing through apertures in your DP layer. Vicky x

  4. These colours look so good together on your card Louise - love the silhouette stamp too - Jacqueline xx

  5. A super card that will suit any occasion. I love the colours and your lay out

    Bev x

  6. Wonderful card, Louise - I love the layered butterflies!


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Louise xx