Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Sapphire Butterflies

Hello  and thank you for your visit today.

I made this card yesterday for the challenge on Mrs. A's
Butterfly Challenge blog where the challenge this time is S for Stamping/Sapphire.

I was given some of these triangular cards by a friend at our craft club on Monday so decided to use one for this challenge.

I covered the front of the card with some sparkly blue card which unfortunately was very difficult to photograph.  Next I cut a scrap of white card to fit on top, embossed with a folder in my Cuttlebug then rubbed lightly over the raised areas with Tea Dye distress ink.

I delved through my box of snippets of ribbon and found this piece of blue and purple variegated thread which I added to the bottom then stuck on the three blue hearts which are one of the first things I ever bought when I started paper crafting.

The two butterflies are from a sheet of stickers of butterflies in various colours. They hve also been around for a very long time and I'm gradually managing to use them up.

The two I chose were stuck to white card, bent into shape and attached to my card.   I think this fits the remit for The Butterfly Challenge  #48
House Of Cards Challenge - Shaped Cards 

36 comments:

KandA said...

What a great shaped card and those butterflies are gorgous xx

Stir Your Creativity said...

Loved the triangle card. Those butterflies go well with the background and the color combination. You can also enter into house of cards challenge they have shaped card for this month

SARN said...

Great shaped card. Love the embossing and butterfly embellishment.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Valerija said...

Wonderful shaped card. Love it!

Lia said...

Barb I love the triangle shape! It's so different.
Your butterflies are gorgeous!
Lia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Barb, what a gorgeous card, lovely shaped, so very different and those butterflies are wonderful, what colours too, Kate x

meg said...

Lovely shaped card Barb the butterflies are wonderful with the blue sparkle card

Mrs A. said...

I love, love the sparkle on your butterflies and the backing card shows up perfectly on my pc. What an unusual shaped card it is too. I love the embossed panel. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Just perfect for the butterfly challenge this time, love the shade of blue you have chosen too.
Lorraine

Kath said...

A lovely card - the butterflies are lovely and the ribbon adds the finishing touch.
Kath x

JennyH said...

This is beautiful Barb, love the sparkly blue card, must be so lovely IRL : )

Lisca Meijer said...

What a gorgeous card! I have some of those triangles in my stash and didn't know what to do with them. Now I know. I recognize those butterflies. I have them too. They are old but very beautiful I think.
I refer to this master chart often. If you can’t find an ingredient listed below, go there!

Thanks for your visit,
Have a good week,
Lisca

Jo said...

Beautiful make Barb, love those butterflies & the fab card shape xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a brilliant shaped card, and such really gorgeous butterflies.
Love the embossed background too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cara said...

A really unusual card shape but you managed to make it work perfectly with your design. Lovely. Cara x

Carol L said...

Those butterflies are colored beautifully and I'm intrigued with the shaped card you created!

Diane said...

Barb, this is stunning, wow love the shape and gorgeous design.

Hugs Diane

scrAPpamondo said...

So unusual and stunning card, LOVE it! I can see the sparkly blue on the background, but it must be very shining in person!
The embossed panel coloured with the tea dye ink is very elegant and the thread with the delightful hearts is a catch-eye!

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! I adore the fun shape--and the butterflies are AMAZING! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Alison C said...

This is an usual shape for a card but suits the butterflies perfectly. I made a few triangle Christmas tree cards a few years ago, which worked well. The colours on the butterflies so pretty.
It is good to see you over at the Butterfly Challenge.

Angela Radford said...

Lovely card Barb, great shape and very pretty butterflies. Thanks for the visit to mine and wishing you a lovely crafty week, Angela x

rachel said...

great shaped catd barb and i really love those butterflies. stunning xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Great design! I like the unusual shape and the embossed butterflies and the stickers as well. It all works so well together and blue is my favourite colour...
Hugs Lisa

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous triangular card--the colors are so pretty and those butterflies so exquisite. The fiber and jewels are the perfect match for everything. And yes, the geiger counter on my table is just for decoration (although it is a real one from the cold war days).

PJ said...

That is such a cool concept. A triangle card. How wonderful. and so Beautiful too.

Virginia said...

Gorgeous card - lovely and summery!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb....Pretty card....love the shape and the butterflies.....Joolsx

Krisha said...

Very pretty and quite unique!
Thanks for visiting and leaving me a wonderful comment, yes I always enjoy having my GDs here and the fact they always are ready for crafting/painting time.

Erika said...

Hi Barb I hope you enjoyed your lunch out?
I love your triangle shaped card and what's not to like with butterflies?
A very pretty card.

Hugs Erika. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oooh, this is beautiful! those gold outlined butterflies are stunning! What a unique shape of card! Whoever gets this will love it!

Hettie said...

Beautiful card Barb. I love the shade of blue you used. Those butterflies look darling.
Hugs
xx

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful, Barb! How fun to use up some old goodies!

Donna said...

Beautiful design, Barb. Really pretty and unusual. x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love this! Great design!
Thank you for sharing with House of Cards!
Susan
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Pen Sunshinepen said...

Well done for winning the Butterfly challenge :)

Crafty hugs Pen x

Merlina Hadi said...

Stunning card.
Thank you for sharing at House of Cards

Hugs,
Merlina