Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Butterfly Challenge GD Inspiration - One Week Left

Hi, everyone.  Here I am again - popping in from my blog break to share some more inspiration for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge!  Before I do, I would like to extend a warm welcome to my four new followers - Sammy, Barb Williams, Tina Z., and ShazInOzCalligraphyCards - thank you for joining me!

Now for my Butterfly Challenge inspiration card.  You might remember that our theme is Butterflies and Washi Tape. Normally these challenges run for two weeks, but this one is four weeks, so you still have one week remaining to find your washi tape and play along!


My card features just one type of washi tape but it is multi-coloured and multi-patterned, so it looks like more! I added it to the card base as vertical stripes. I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card and Memory Box Oriel Butterfly to create a focal point, which is popped up with foam tape. Although not visible in the photos, the center of the washi-tape-covered panel is die cut with Memory Box Moonlight Butterfly and popped up slightly with foam tape. I added a 3-D butterfly sticker to the center.  The sentiment is a wood-mounted stamp from The Old Island Stamp Company, and I finished off the card by adding a number of sequins.


There's still time to join the fun over at the Butterfly Challenge!  Remember to include Butterflies and Washi Tape. Thank you, Mrs. A, for having me as your Guest Designer!  I had fun!

Guest Designer

I would also like to join the following challenges: Artistic Inspirations AG UE; Beccy's Place AG UE; Clique Kits August AG 2/3; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART August AG UE 1/day; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Birthday Alt. Thank You 1/3; Dragonfly Dreams Wings UE; Great Impressions August Add a Sentiment 2/3; HIMCR Use Die Cuts 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; Paper Creator's Crafts Dies and/or Punches 1/3; Papertake Weekly To Die For 1/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Sister Act Cards Only AG UE; V's Sweet Ideas August AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

44 comments:

Liz said...

Oh WOW! I just love this - such an effective way to use the washi tape. Fabulous design. xx

Kath said...

A great card and I like the washi tape - it looks as if you've spent ages lining up little pieces!
Kath x

Sue said...

A very pretty card.

Mrs A. said...

Thankyou Kitty for all your wonderful Washi tape makes. I really thought you had used lots of different tapes here. What an making effect this one gives. Hugs Mrs A.

marion said...

What a lovely idea with the white butterfly in the middle, lovely card, please cuddle your furbabys from me and lots of hugs and love to you, Marion

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card
I like it

Jenny L said...

HI Kitty,
I do hope you are enjoying your break.
Wonderful card, and a great colour washi tape.
Super designing as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Monika Reeck said...

I love your washi tape
the idea is cool to put the washi tape like this Kitty
and adorable sticker butterfly I loovee ittt
and great Butterfly card my friend
Miss you
hugs, Monika

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi my friend, I'm happy you are popped out from your break! :) And your mojo is popped out with you! : such a wonderful card is this!!! :D
Stunning way to use the washi tape and the butterflies! Adorable design! In the second photo I can see the hidden butterfly. Fab photo, with the sun light and the natural background these butterflies seem fly away from the card, soooo lovely!
The stitched frame and the sequins looks so well with the aperture that shows the patterned washi tapes! Wonderful work!

vinita jain said...

Hello dear one!
Your card is incredible beautiful and love the style of your washi tape design and an adorable sticker butterfly!!! Love it

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kitty,
Thanks for the welcome .. I too have welcomed you today on my post :D
You are/were an excellent GDT and did yourself proud with your comments.. so thoughtful and personal! thanks for sharing this brilliant washi card too.
Great detail! love it all, colours perfect and can just see the inserted die cut under the 3D butterfly.
Thanks so much for sharing. Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Monica Taylor said...

Butterflies are my favorites. Love What you did with your card. I definitely need to incorporate more of my washi tapes into my creations!

SARN said...

Great idea to use the negative die cut and all that washi tape xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation it's a stunner and colours are perfect.xx
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Imke said...

This is awesome - love this layout !!!

Patricia Alvarez said...

Wow, very pretty!!! Great layout!!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge, good luck!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fantastic creation Kitty, love the colours and very effective with the cut out butterfly.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

sue k said...

Great card, wonderful color combo and use of die cuts. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Rose said...

Gorgeous card love how you used washing tape.
Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Rose x

Pia S said...

Love your clever use of washi, this butterfly design is so original and beautiful!

Jacee said...

So lovely Kitty, I love the colours, gorgeous
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Kuni said...

This is so beautiful.
Hugs
Kuni

EdenLand Designs said...

I really, really love the effect that you achieved on this card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers this week! Hope to see you around again soon ;)
Susan

Becca Cruger said...

It totally does look like more than one type of washi tape - I never would have guessed! All those strips and patterns add up to one great design!

Taunya Butler said...

THIS. IS. EPIC. What an amazingly styled card!! Love the way you used the washi tape and just all the fabulous details you added to this - it is so awesome and so beautiful!! Loved seeing this - so fresh and original!! Hope you are doing well!!

Lady Anne Milnes Howard said...

This is fabulous, I love the vibrancy of it but I'm also a big fan of butterflies so you have won me over straight the way. Such a great way to use Washi Tape. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
Dragonfly Dreams
Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

jimlynn said...

Stunning! LOVE the way you did the washi on here and that cut out butterfly.
Lynn

Beccy said...

Your card is fabulous Kitty!! I love the washi tape background and I love how you've added the negative of the die cut over the top... what a great idea! Awesome.
Cheers,
Beccy

Mynn Kitchen said...

Another FABULOUS washi creation, Kitty!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wonderful patterns and colors you chose--and the butterfly center is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Jennifer Bradley said...

Gorgeous card, love how you used the wash tape and the butterfly frame is fab. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we look forward to seeing you again. Jennifer DT member x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kitty, such beautiful papers and fabulous design - a beautiful card.
Pauline
x

Donna Ellis said...

woooo! love the rich brown earth tones in your butterfly card, Kitty! I don't have any washii tape, but it sure would look great with paper scraps, too! What a fantastic card design! Thank you so much for the inspiration, as I am working on some butterfly cards and saved the "negative" portion, trying to figure out some sort of design to use with the wings! Hope you are enjoying your GDT status, and that things are looking up! hugs, de

I'm just a simple gal said...

BEAUTIFUL card. Love the teal and brown together. Very nice. Thanks for playing along with CK!

Aliza said...

Another beautiful butterfly card!

Natalie said...

Great use of the washi tape. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

katieo said...

I love the cut out technique you used. the washi tape looks great

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card and wonderful way of using washi tape. Love the design and the colours and, of course, the gorgeous butterfly!
Thanks for joining in the blogiversary fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
♥ Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

Colortypes Sophie said...

This card is really beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Clique Kits!

Mariah Hechler said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!

Helen said...

A really clever design with the aperture you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's

Helen x

Toni said...

This is a really cool look! I love the subtlety of the butterfly on top of the washi in the opening. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Toni
GI DT

cotnob said...

Hi Kitty, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Paper Creator this month.
Pauline
x

Kat said...

stunning card!! thanks for playing along with clique kits! xo