Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Butterfly Challenge #82

I was honoured to be asked to be Guest designer for the Butterfly Challenge #82, but I was a little less sure when I knew the chosen colour was Orange Peel. It is not a colour I would normally chose to craft with, but it is a bright happy colour and I wanted to send a cheerful card to one of my sisters who is going through a tough time, so this was perfect. The actual challenge was to use at least one Butterfly + M for matching pairs, and/or the colour Orange Peel. 

So I started off by making an orange base card. I had several new items that I wanted to try out, so next I chose some heavy white card and embossed it with one of the new Crafter's Companion 3D embossing folders - Country garden. To enhance the depth of the embossing I lightly swiped it with gold metallic paint that I bought at a recent Lidl's craft sale. I wiped the excess off so some of the design showed through white. It dried with a nice sheen to it.
I used some more of my orange card to cut one of my favourite oval frames. (I think it is a d'sire die but I had it before I kept account of the names so I am not sure). I have a plain oval die that fits the centre of this, so I cut it from white paper and used another almost new stamp - I think I have inked it once before. It is from the Altnew set, Persian Motifs. I chose orange and yellow copic markers to colour it and mounted it on the base. For the butterflies I used another new set (I have been spoiling myself lately!), also by Altnew, called Painted Butterflies. There were plenty to choose from but I wanted my Matching pair, so I chose just one. These are stamped in three layers using different shades, and my Misti comes in very handy to get them positioned correctly. There is a matching set of dies so I cut them out and adhered them to the frame. I used Momento Tangelo ink to stamp a simple sentiment and cut it as a banner with an orange mat.
Now I shall go over to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge and see what lovely creations you have made.


Veerle said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. This colour would scare me off too but you nailed it. Wonderful. Hugs Veerle

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful creation Kate - this is exquisite!!

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Kate, and congrats on your GDT post.

Jean said...

A beautiful card Kate. I love the gold on the lovely embossed background, it looks really rich and it goes very well with the scary orange colour. Congratulations on the guest DT spot.
Jean x

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, so rich, love the dies, the embossing, the gold, the stamp and most of all the card.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful flower and butterflies, Kate! Love all that embossed gold! Very elegant!

Zue said...

You made a very inspirational creation.
I agree about orange, it's not my favourite colour and so a bit challenging.
See you next time
Sue x

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous gold embossed background. Even though it's orange your card has a lovely soft feel.

Barb said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot Kate. The card you've made is a beauty. Barbxx