Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Double D Challenge - Butterflies

This is going to be a long post, so get a cup of coffee and sit down.  The challenge this week from Team Darlene is..... Butterflies.  Simple enough and is there a crafter that doesn't have a butterfly or two in their stash?  Maybe my problem was that I have too many, but I started out making my card for this challenge.  I could not get what was in my mind onto paper. That is why I made four cards until I got one that I liked enough to share and inspire you.

I was loving that embossing folder that I got from Stampin Up.  It is called Fluttering, and I used it on three of the cards.  Then I did a complete switch and when with Papertrey Ink stamps and dies.  I thought I had one! I was so excited.  I think that I told you last challenge that I was cleaning and reorganizing my room. Well, I found a panel of beautiful card stock with the EF that I loved and this card just sprang forth.  I loved it and I am going to use it for your inspiration on the challenge.  But I will let you see the other ones too.
Here is the inspiration board.  Beautiful butterflies in all colors.  


Here is my card and matching envelope for this butterfly challenge.
 This view shows the shine, but you still can't see the shimmer on the sentiment and butterfly.
For this card, I used the new color cardstock and ink from Gina K Designs called Tangerine Twist.
The EF is Stampin Up Fluttering.  I rubbed some copper ink over the top and cut it from black cardstock. The butterfly is Memory Box Vivienne cut from vellum. I added some embellishments from my stash too.  Frantic Stamper rectangle die was used to cut the whole panel so that it looks framed.  I used black fun foam to raise up the center and give it dimension.

                                                           There is a prize, of course.

 Please check out what the other team members from Team Diane have to show you. Here

If you are still here, I promised that I would show you the other cards that didn't make the cut.  They will be used to send out, but not good enough for you. 

The inside

I really liked this one too, but I can only post one card. 
 Thanks for staying with me and I hope that you had a chuckle and enjoyed your coffee while I talked your ears off. Love your comments and they do brighten my day.


  1. Amazing work here Barbara love that brilliant background and vibrant colours used. Perfect matching envelope.
    Your other posts are gorgeous.xx

  2. Gorgeous card Barbara, the butterfly is downright stunning and I love all the extra details you have added...it's a beauty! Your other cards are beautiful as well, you are too hard on yourself, but I can certainly relate to the struggle you had lol..I have plenty of days like that!!

  3. OMG girl ... you are too funny!! You could have stopped at No. 1 ... they are all just beautiful!! But I totally understand ... I think we've all done this from time to time!

  4. Been there... done that, but I agree with Darlene they are all gorgeous, and so different. Just think now you have several cards for your stash.

  5. Your struggle to get the perfect card design sure paid off. It is gorgeous. But girl those other cards are just as gorgeous to my way of thinking. But the colors on the final design really spoke to me. They are so beautiful on it.

  6. What a perfectionist you are Barbara. The card is stunning but all the others are beautiful too.

  7. Barbara! Each one is gorgeous! The butterflies used on each, dies, stencils, layers, heat embossing....all so beautiful! My you have been very productive. These are all so beautiful! I do love the one you decided to showcase, it is magnificent!

  8. Oooo, Barbara! That background is amazing! Gorgeous butterfly too. ALL of your cards are fabulous!

  9. Your card is amazing Barbara — love the background and the way you have put it all together. The colours are also beautiful. All the other cards are beautiful too.

  10. Oh my goodness, you are a butterfly-making crazy woman!!! I love all these, any one of them would have been perfect. The one you chose is stunning, and I really like that little embellie on there. Great colors too, well done!

  11. wow its so beautiful i really love butterfly because of its attractive colors
    We tried BlackCloud Dodge Clutches

  12. It was a long road, but the end result is extraordinary! Love the embossing and die cut leaves and gorgeous butterfly. Ohhhh, so much to love in ALL the cards! We do go through some struggles. I can relate to the cleaning out of the stamp room, too. It's fun what you unearth when going through your stuff!

  13. These are all fabulous! Honestly! The one you showcased really is so amazing! I am so glad you took a picture at an angle so we can appreciate the dimension and sparkle! Cleaning out your studio eh? It's a lot of work and overwhelming bus so rewarding too! Good luck!