Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fluttering by for the Butterfly Challenge

The current letter on the alphabet Butterfly Challenge over on Mrs A´s blog is "C is for Corners", so we are asked to make something using a butterfly of course, and also one or more decorative corners.
For my card I wanted to try out a new Memory Box die called Waltzing Butterflies, but although i had several corner dies to choose from them, most of them looked to heavy when used alongside this very delicate die cut. In the end I chose an element from a collection, but I am afraid I do not know what it is called. It is an older one that I had before I became more careful at storing and naming them.
I looked through my digital paper collection and chose one from a set just called Blue and Brown, from The Paper Shelter, and printed out a sheet of it. I intended to use it on a brown base card, but I only had one sheet of the right shade of brown card to match the butterflies on the paper, so I used a plain white base card and cut a brown mat, and then a layer of the printed paper. This left me with enough brown card to cut the butterflies and two corners.
I wanted to put something behind the butterfly wings to make them the focal point of my card and I was pleased to find the solid butterfly die "Asti" also from Memory Box, just fitted the ones in my new die. So I cut it out twice using some very ancient (at least 25 year old!) interference paper. It is white shot with blue and went perfectly with my card.
I then glued the layers together and added some equally ancient shiny flowers in the corner, and a few gems to give it some bling.
I have not added a sentiment at the moment as I can then use it for whatever occasion I need it for.
So I now off to link up with Mrs A´s blog, with 24 hours to spare this time!!


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful and so elegant. Loving the blue and brown with the sparkly touches.
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Jean said...

This is lovely Kate, the butterfly die is gorgrous and I like the pretty backing paper.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

I'm so pleased to find some one else who keeps items in their stash for a long long time!! This card is lovely and a liked reading how you were so economical with the brown card. Again that is something I'm very find of doing. Why waste good card underneath where it won't be seen anyway!! Thankyou for fluttering by with your gorgeous butterflies. Hugs Mrs A.

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Kate - love that interference paper behind the wings - an inspired touch. I do keep things, but paper-wise I have not got to the 25 year mark - embroidery, now that is another story!!

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Kate and i love how you did your corners.
Hugs Veerle xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the butterflies - so delicate! Thank you for joining the Butterfly Challenge! I like how you interpreted our C for Corners theme!

KT Fit Kitty
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Butterfly Challenge #27