Sunday, August 25, 2019

Beautiful Butterflies

The card I have for you today is one I made for my sister in law last year.  The "Eclipse" style was all the rage at the time and I made a couple of cards in this style, this was the first - and I learned a few things from it, not enough to make no mistakes on the next ones, but at least different mistakes :-)

The paper I used for this card is absolutely lush in real life, with a soft textured finish, really good quality printing and gold foil details... of course none of that shows up in the pics, lol
I made an easel card, I love them and my sister in law does too... and it's a good chance to show the "eclipse" effect off with it's different angles.  I cut the edge with a Sue Wilson border die, the pink card was a bit light to support the weight of the card front (with all the added layers under the letters) so I backed it up with some acetate, I cut the corners with a curved corner cutter - so it doesn't spike you!

The letters were from a die set I bought from AliExpress, they are 3" tall.  Here's a link to a tutorial showing the Eclipse technique, it's one of the (many, lol) videos I used to learn.  I used three layers of black card to raise the letters up.  
The pearl trim is from my stash, actually it's some my lovely Mum brought back from Malaysia on one of her many trips... I've been loathe to use anything she has given me, knowing that once it's gone it's gone, but my SiL absolutely loved my Mum, so it felt "right" to use it

I used sticky back pearls from my stash on the centres of each "medallion" on the border die too.  The inside of the card was finished very simply, with just a strip of the pearl "ribbon" as a prop for the front of the card.  The sentiment is a stamp from Kaisercraft

That's it for today's card.  I would like to enter in the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers  Challenge #239 It's a Bug's Life
Double D Challenge Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones
As You Like It Favourite: Pink and Green or Blue and Orange and Why... I love all colour :-) I love Pink and Green together - perfect for pretty flowers AND butterflies
Cutie Pie Challenge My Favourite Colour... again, I love all colour.  Pink and teal green look so pretty together
That's it for today.  I have to make a Father's Day card (or two!) for next Sunday... my Dad is deep in the throes of Dementia now, and doesn't know me from a bar of soap, but we still celebrate all the events and I still like to make his cards.... and he still likes the chocolates I always give him, especially so now; the only things he'll eat are sweet - sweeter the better!
Until next time (which may be after the next stage of my dental surgery, which is bringing it's own set of issues, tba) Happy Crafting, Donna


Wendy L said...

So beautiful and delicate, perfect for our Feminine challenge at Allsorts, xxxx

Chris said...

Such a fabulous personalised card, perfect for our 'pretty in pink' challenge. So pleased you chose to play along at Sweet stampin' this week.

Carole said...

Fabulous card but it looks very complicated to make and is not a technique I have tried...perhaps i will add it to my to try list! That paper is beautiful...I hope you have another sheet to stroke! x

brenda said...

What a really pretty easel card, lovely feminine colours and the borders give a lovely finish, it's lovely to see you at Allsorts Challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Aquarius said...

Great card. Techniques seem to come and go - not seen any eclipse cards for a while although I did enjoy trying it out a while ago.

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh La La An Eclipse and an Easel all in one! What a beauty! That Designer Paper is gorgeous, love the print! Such a wonderful creation, I bet she enjoyed this card so much! From one crafty Donna to another....well done!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

Diane said...

Very pretty and creative card, I am sure she loved it!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

LOVE this! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly created, loving the gorgeous colours ,.and many thanks for joining in our PEARLS, GEMS or RHINESTONES challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
{aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges
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Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful card and loving the butterflies. So much gorgeous detail. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

N-Eva said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely elegant card. ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Squirrel x said...

This is really great, thanks so much for sharing your colour combination with us for this AYLI challenge, this has the WOW factor!. See you again soon! Squirrel Xx

Debbie Mageed said...

You pulled out all of the stops for this card! Love the eclipse style and to pair it with a fun fold easel technique takes it over the top! I will have to remember that next time. Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

Brenda said...

This is beautiful! I'm not sure I would have been able to cut into that gorgeous paper. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

Lin said...

What a beautiful eclipse design card. The butterfly background paper is just perfect for our Bug's Life challenge.

Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Crafty Cardmakers

Sammy said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Maikreations said...

Super cool effects with the shadow letters and the acetate at the edge of the card! Thank you for playing along with our "It's a bug's life" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Creative world said...

Awesome card.Love the design and great colors...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE
Željka DT xx

Josephine said...

Beautiful! I love the paper.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Mummylade said...

What a wonderful creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional add some sparkle” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…