Saturday, February 25, 2017

Layered Butterfly

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a butterfly card! I was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, the theme of which is G for Glossy Accents, paired with the optional colour Slate Blue. I used both!  I die-cut the butterfly three times and layered for a 3-D effect.


The bottom layer is die-cut from vellum. The other two layers are heat embossed with three different silver embossing powders.  I sprinkled on the embossing powders radiating outwards from the center. It's quite sparkly in person!  The sentiment is heat-embossed as well. 


Here are some photos showing the layering.  Can you see the Glossy Accents?  I added it randomly in droplets around the card. All products used are listed below.


  • Clear stamps:  Butterfly (Clearly Besotted Flight of Fancy) sentiment (Clearly Besotted Framed Sentiments)
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Embossing powders:  The Artful Stamper Aegean Silver, Wow Metallic Silver Sparkle, Wow Iced Silver
  • Dies;  Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Square Frame, Clearly Besotted Flight of Fancy
  • Other:  Glossy Accents, Silver enamel dots from my stash

I was inspired by the sketch at Great Impressions:


I would also like to support the following challenges: Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Crafting by Designs It's Almost Spring 1/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twist of Spring 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February UE; Creative Moments AG 2/3; Dies R Us Think Spring 3/3; DL.ART February Linky AG UE 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Green or alternative Thank You 1/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Mod Squad Geometric (square and two triangles) 1/3; Not Just Cards Spring UE; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 2/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; PINspirational Inspiration Photo (I was inspired by the colour blue and the flying aspect) 1/5; Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ F2217 AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping Repeat this 2/2; The Crafter's Cafe No Red or Pink 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1/2; TTCRD AG 2/2; Tuesday Throwdown Favourite Embellishment (enamel dots at the moment) 1/3; Word Art Wednesday Week 270 AG w uplifting sentiment 2/5

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

47 comments:

vinita jain said...

Love the different effect of silver sparkles, so radiant and beautiful, love this layered butterfly!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Such a pretty butterfly :) love the layered look with multi colored embossing and i love how you have used glossy accents as dots! The card looks great.

Valerija said...

What a beautiful card. Love the butterfly.
Valerija xx

Darlene said...

What a beautiful creation ... awesome design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Think Spring’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

ike said...

Gorgeous papers, very pretty butterfly and I just love that glossy effect :-D xxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! The butterfly looks amazing!! I love the sparkle and the pretty papers!! The glossy accent drops are a perfect touch!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card! Love that pretty butterfly and all the dimension. Blue's my favorite color too!
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Your layered butterfly is just gorgous!! So sparkling and sweet!! Love the whole design, with the beautiful blue panel and the random droplets of glossy accents, such a clever idea!
Hugs

cotnob said...

A pretty card Kitty, such a beautiful butterfly and lovely blues.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R US Challenge Blog. Hope you will join us in future challenges.
Kathy
DRU DT

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kitty. Really gorgeous colour and sheen to it. I adore butterflies too.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous! Great colors and I love the 3D look of the butterfly too.

Chris c said...

So pretty!

Donna said...

This is stunning, your butterfly is amazing!

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! That butterfly is amazing! I love the layers and that beautiful shade of blue! I want that butterfly to fly into my yard!! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

Bunny said...

Great card, Kitty. Love the butterfly and pearls.

MaryH said...

A gorgeous entry into Mrs. A's Butterfly challenge. That beautiful silvery butterfly has amazing dimension. Love the effect of the radiating colors of embossing, and the background is so pretty with the silver too. Your G.Accents show up very lovely. TFS & Hugs

Andrea W said...

Your butterfly is beautiful and I love how you added the glossy accents.

Birdie said...

Beautiful! Great work on the butterfly, your extra effort really shows. So happy you entered on the PIP challenge blog this week. Can't wait to see more.

Macimbalo said...

Love your beautiful butterfly and the geometric shapes are perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

How pretty! I love the dimension! Thanks for joining us at PIP Challenges!
Hugs

MaryV said...

Stunning! LOve the sparkle on the butterfly! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny's Challenges.
Sending hugs from Portugal
Mary (DT member)

Petra Swart said...

Oh, how beautiful, Kitty!!!! I can imagine how stunning this must be IRL!!!! The butterfly is gorgeous and I love the 3D effect!!!!! All the shimmer is just wonderful and the pearls add a lovely extra feminine touch!!!! Love all the blue!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!
Hugz

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, awesome butterfly and love all the layers. Great take on the sketch.

Fiki said...

my friend this is wonderful card!
love it!

Diane said...

Beautifully created and pretty design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT

KandA said...

Wonderful card Kitty and a beautiful layered butterfly xx

creationsnz said...

Beautiful butterfly card, amazing colouration. Thanks for joining our non-red challenge at the Crafter Café, CarolG

Terri Winske said...

Butterflies are my favorite, and I am in love with your card! Such beautiful accents and embossing! So happy you shared this with us at PIP Challenges this week!

Glittered Paws said...

Layers an layers of butterflies you have created. Very pretty. thanks again for joining us at The House that Stamps Built.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

You know I love the dimensions to this card and I love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
hugs

Heather said...

Ooo . . . this is gorgeous!! Love the colors and that stunning butterfly!! Your take on the sketch is just beautiful, too. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and Jo's Scrap Shack.

Jeanie Ellis said...

Very lovely! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next week too!
Blessings,
CGC DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

Marjeta said...

Fantastic design. Love 3D butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moment

Marjeta

Eek Eek said...

Think the colour and silver are beautiful together, the butterfly is so effective! Super-coordinatedness! :)


Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Mrs A. said...

I can see the glossy accents droplets. What a great idea and such a super effect too. Love , love the butterfly to bits. The silver embossing is just perfect. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. hugs Mrs A.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Gayatri said...

Beautiful card. Love all the details. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Aunty Sue said...

Great design and love the layering , thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week and good luck in the draw.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card with stunning butterfly. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazlnut's Patterned Paper Challenges.
Hugs, Iwona

Scrapper69 said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL & Elegant card! LOVE the butterfly!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

marion said...

loving the 3D effect you created and the take on the sketch, sending lots of hugs and love, a treat for your furbabys, xxx, Marion

Lisa said...

Oh my! This is so beautiful and so brilliant!! Love the layers! Love the silver embossing... gorgeous!

MariLynn said...

Love the color and dimension of your butterfly. Thanks for sharing with the PIP challenges.

Ruza Rebel said...

Kitty you card is stunning!!! I love the butterfly dimension, and your papers ... yum! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Sketch Challenge this month.
Ruza
Ruza's Craft Corner

Jo Ann said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for joining our Challenge a few weeks ago at Word Art Wednesday. We have a week left on our current Challenge and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 84:11 and it says, "For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." Have a blessed week.

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com