Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chloe and Tristan Butterfly Card

Designer Papers are always nice to use, but I do tend to like embossed card stock for backgrounds too!  Our challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlights is to use no designer papers, but that's easy when we have so many other fun things to use to create our own backgrounds.

I wanted to try something different with these beautiful butterfly dies by Memory Box.  I've cut out the background Tristan Butterfly in craft and the outline of Chloe Butterfly with white and then I cut out another Chloe in the salmon color.  I used only a few of the cut out pieces of the salmon color, but ran them in a brocade cuttlebug folder first before gluing them in the butterfly frame.  Added some pearls for accents and I think it makes a striking butterfly.  I'm also thinking this might be fun to do a mosiac style or stained glass look.  Have some more experimenting to do!

You can find the butterflies and the other great dies I used at Sweet Diana's Magnolia-licious Store:
MB 126 TRISTAN BUTTERFLY DIES
MB 103 CHLOE BUTTERFLY DIES
MB 204 NOTTINGHAM BORDER DIE
DH 68 SPRAWLING FERNS DIES
DH 2 PEONY PETALS DIES
DH 22 VINTAGE FLOWERS AND LEAVES DIES
DH 34 WILD STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS DIES

Also like the fact that both butterfly dies come with a separate die for the body/antenna.  The border die makes a nice delicate edge.  I used the salmon flower cut out from the border in the center of the flower.  Love getting "extras"!!!

Be sure to check out all the other wonderful dies and stamps at Magnolia-licious.  Great prices, special offers and grand service!!!

I hope you will join us for the challenge of No Designer Papers!  You can find all the details HERE at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and of course that generous Diana has a wonderful prize for some lucky winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I so enjoy your comments!  I appreciate you taking the time to leave them!  Enjoy every day!
Patti Jo



9 comments:

Janiel/ janny said...

Patty Jo this is stunning!!! Living the colors! Hope you have a great weekend!! Hugs. Janiel

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Patti! Yes, you don't need pattern papers! Great use of the dies.

Hugs,
Cami

julieprice3 said...

What a gorgeous butterfly, I love the paper piecing
Hugs Julie P

Candy said...

What a lovely card, Patti Jo!!
The colours are great together.
Your butterfly is so pretty and your flower looks real!
Big Hugs, Candy

Laura said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Diana Crick said...

What a lovely color combi, it is really striking. Wonderful use of the dies, especially love the background cut out. Beautiful card Patti Jo.

Chris said...

Beautiful.

Only By His Grace said...

the colours are fabulous on this card Patti Jo. I love the butterfly.
the paper piecing looks amazing. I love how you also embossed the bits on the wings. the flower is gorgeous. I love that you used the pieces from the border to use in the centre of your flowers. Once again very clever thinking.
Hugs Maz

Nancee Purdum said...

What a gorgeous card! I love those dies! :) Nancee

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