Sunday, 13 May 2018

Two Butterfly Cards

I'm joining in with the Twofer Challenge  again, and this month you have to create two cards using a butterfly stamp. I used a butterfly stamp by Avery Elle. I know butterfly stamps are popular but I do usually find it quite hard to come up with ideas for using them, so I'm quite pleased I managed to do so this time.



For my first card I stamped and embossed it on kraft, coloured it with alcohol markers and cut it out.  I stamped splatters using purple ink and a Paper Artsy stamp. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted. I added shimmer pen to the butterfly and Nuvo drops.

I'd also like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash butterfly
My Time to Craft  stamped on kraft
Crafty Calendar wings
Stamping Sensations close to nature

I know butterflies aren't usually used for Christmas cards as (in the northern hemisphere) we don't get butterflies at that time of year. But, to be honest, we don't usually get snow either! Or Santa Claus!

I stamped the butterfly on blue cardstock, adding stars to the wings, embossed and cut out.  I added frantage to the white base, plus snowflakes punched from silver card, some clear gems and the sentiment (Little Claire). The base (I know it looks black in the photo) is actually a pearlescent navy blue.
I'd also like to enter:
Merry Monday  stars on the wings
Make My Monday  embossing
Craftaholics R Us blue
Christmas Cards all year round 



21 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two pretty cards and I especially like the one that you've made with the Kraft card. I really like the splash of colour in the background and the touches of purple throughout. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Anita in France said...

You don't get Santa Claus at Christmas, Marina?? Goodness, do hope Père Noël is there instead then! Your Christmas butterflies are a delight ... the delicate frostiness you created with the tiny snowflakes on them and cascading in the background is fabulous! The richness of your thank you card is wonderful ... such delicious vibrant colour and splendid shimmer! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Andrea MacTrinh said...

I love your non-traditional butterfly christmas card, it's lovely.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two butterfly beauties, Marina! Just love how the added stars change the look of the butterflies!! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the Make My Monday Challenges. All the very best! Nandini, DT

Janis Lewis said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.
Janis
Pause Dream Enjoy

Pia S said...

I like that you used only parts of the butterfly on the first card and how you popped the full wing for dimension. Also love the purple and splatter. I wouldn’t have thought of making a Christmasy card with butterflies, but the idea is brilliant and you gave them a very snow and wintery look for this purpose. Great job!

Donna said...

These are darling, like how you used butterflies for a Christmas card, how unique and just a stunning card, and I always like purple, great glittery card and like the splatter!

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the same butterfly stamp. Such a pretty first card and love the kraft with the purple. Gorgeous second one, love that you stamped the tiny stars on the wings and what beautiful colours. What a fabulous idea too to use the butterflies for Christmas...love it x

Linda said...

What a unique way to say Merry Christmas. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are lovely, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

brenda said...

Such beautiful Butterfly creations, many thanks for joining our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Kara Lynne said...

You certainly knew how to use your butterflies beautifully! I can't believe you said you struggle with them! I love the splotches of purple on craft and the positioning of your butterfly on your thank you card. What wonderful, frosty wings to celebrate Christmas! Wouldn't that be fun in real life! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Darnell said...

I'm with you, Marina. I have all these butterfly stamps and dies and rarely make cards with them so I chose this prompt on purpose. Now I'm getting lots of inspiration! For instance, it never occurred to me to make a "Christmas butterfly" in beautiful winter blue and white, but I love how unique and stunning your card is! And the purple and gold thank you card is a schparkly sensation! You should edit your post and add it to the Inkspirational challenge where the theme is purple and gold! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5!! Hugs, Darnell

Ros Crawford said...

Two fabulous cards Marina!

Maria said...

Gorgeous butterfly cards, so pretty!!

Donna said...

Wow, just gorgeous!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for Chanson Papillon!

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely gorgeous Butterfly cards, very effective.
Hugs Julie xxx

Cathy P. said...

Love what you have done for the Twofer challenge with these very different cards. The butterfly on kraft paper is just stunning! Thanks for playing with our Color on Anything but White Challenge at My Time To Craft! Hugs, Cathy

MagsB said...

Two gorgeous cards, Marina! The butterfly stamp is absolutely beautiful, I love how your cards are so very different. So imaginative! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

love Mags B x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x