Saturday, 21 May 2011

Butterflies..



Good evening! I just got my new Butterfly digi images drawn, finished and added to A Passion for Stamps and I made this card using one of them. I was really happy then to see that this week's challenge at Less is More is on the theme of..........butterflies!

I coloured my butterfly with Promarkers and added some Stickles to the wings and body but I wanted to emboss some buterflies and didn't have a butterfly embossing folder. I looked at it for a while ,then remembered my butterfly punch... (and most of you know by now that I like to make my punches work for their money!)



I punched out 12 butterflies like so:

Then I glued 3 sets of 4 on top of eachother like so


I arranged the new thick butterflies around the base of my paper and embossed it in my Cuttlebug


And the finished embossing turned out quite good!

These photos aren't too good as they were taken in bad light but I'll try to sort that out tomorrow.
You can do this with all sorts of punches........
Challenges
Less is More
Alphabet challenge ...C is for Clean and Simple

Teresa Kline  has just made another beautiful guest DT card using my Rose cupcake  digi image.
Isn't it just gorgeous? Her cards are always so original and this one has so much beautiful detail..stitching, seam binding, pearls, button etc. Thanks again,Teresa!!

29 comments:

  1. Ruth...what a gorgeous card you've created! I LOVE the tutorial on how you embossed the butterflies! So clever!! Awesome layering on your card...and a fabulously drawn and colored butterfly!

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  2. Gorgeous Ruth...such a beautiful butterfly and the colours are stunning hun..and I do love your layout too...

    have a lovely day...hugs Vicky xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Ruth
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  4. We must have known about your new digi Ruth!
    It is fabulous, love the colours

    thank you for entering and your loyality
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  5. Morning Ruth, Both these cards are gorgeous, the top CAS one is stunning, the other one is so pretty and I love the ribbon.xx

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  6. Gorgeous Ruth! Your butterfly has lovely detailing. What a great idea to emboss using your die cuts :) Sarah x

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  7. thank you for sharing in how to create your own embossed folder! what an innovative idea. I love how your card has come together and what an amazing Guest DT Card.

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  8. thank you for sharing an innovative idea with the Cuttlebug. Love your card, it is so beautiful. And what an amazing Guest DT card - wow!

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  9. Beautiful card, so delicate, and such a clever way to achieve the embossing. Jo

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  10. Beautiful card. and beautiful butterfly
    Beryl x

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  11. Fantastic butterfly card, love those layered doilys!

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  12. Two gorgeous cards Ruth! Very clever embossing technique! xx

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  13. stunning card ruth.the butterfly is beautiful and i love the pink bow :D

    xx coops xx

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  14. This is so pretty Ruth! I love the glittered wings of the butterfly and the pink ribbon looks gorgeous, I love it! :) Love, Georgia xx

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  15. Beautiful card, so very pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at AC.

    Huggies Angel

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  16. Thanks for the embossing tip Ruth. I like your delicately coloured butterfly and the big ribbon.

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  17. Love the colours and the embossing details!
    Stacey at 8
    X

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  18. So much work and so effective lovely card. XOXO Zoe

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  19. Invitation to our Birthday celebrations.
    Tuesday 31st Anything Goes Challenge Blog!
    will be 1 year old and to celebrate we are holding a blog hop with candy and prizes to be won. Hope you can come and join us
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  20. Fabulous card Ruth. Your ribbon sets it off beautifully. Great Tut on the embossing.
    Lynne xxx

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  21. Lovely card, love the faux embossing with the punched butterflies!

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  22. Hi there, pretty card and fabulous colours, the butterfly is really pretty and the ribbon's perfect with the colours you chose:0) xxx

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  23. Hello Ruth, thank you for your comment.
    Beautiful card, so sweet, very good idea the punch butterflies.
    A hug from Palma

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  24. Wonderful cards Ruth.....that butterfly is beautiful and you have coloured it well. What a fantastic idea with the thicker butterlies. Great cupcake card too.

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  25. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

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  26. Wow love this one Ruth, the ribbon looks fab too. xx

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  27. Beautiful card again Ruth, ( adore those flutterbies),must try the embossing idea too :O) Viv xx

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth