Sunday, 6 March 2016

Glittery butterflies

I've finally managed to make a card for the current Butterfly challenge. I'm so glad we have two weeks to work on our entries.
The challenge is G for grape and/or glitter. I wanted to get both on.

I stamped and coloured the flowery panel and then mounted it on a card with part of the front cut away so it is under the cardbase, if you see what I mean. I'm not sure if it is very clear here.

I've used two thin strips of card to lift the front slightly at each side so the card sits over the panel and slightly raised but not as far as foam pads.
One butterfly is partially cut out so it overhangs the panel. The trouble with cutting out butterflies is that there is often small detail which you lose if you cut so this solved that problem.I wish I'd thought to cut out the other one too.
I've coloured the butterflies and then added a little glitter on the wings and in the centres of the flowers. 
When I had finished, I wasn't sure about the colours working so I nearly made it again in pink instead of yellow but restrained myself. It does look lovely and sunny.  I might try again though as I do like the idea. (Which is not original but I can't find the source. If it was you, thank you and sorry for pinching your idea!)
This is all made from snippets so I'm tripping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground,  where the gates are always open and there is fun in the Tree House as well as the Butterfly Challenge.


  1. Now normally I'm a pink person but I think this card looks perfect with the yellow background. The stamped panel is a gorgeous handmade design. Love the little butterflies especially the partially cut out one. Thankyou for fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. A lovely card - the colours work well together and pretty butterflies too.
    Kath x

  3. It's really pretty Alison and I love the lovely colours. Barbxx

  4. Fab looking cheerful and summery card. Yep . . . there's always SOMETHING going in the Playground tree house!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Such a pretty card Alison - I could see the raised areas right away - and those little butterflies are adorable!

    Great to see you in the Playground :)


    Di xx

  6. Very pretty card, and I like your card design!


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