Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cut-out Butterflies

This card came about from the meeting of two challenges in my head:

A colour challenge from Clearly Besotted to use some or all of these colours (and at least one Clearly Besotted product).

And this inspiration from Therese for the current Muse challenge:

I love the cutaway idea but wanted to use a different colour palette.  I swiped Distress Inks across the card then cut out the butterfly shapes and affixed the piece to grey card, affixed it to a white card base and added a few sequins.  As an afterthought, I added a small stamped butterfly.

Clearly Besotted: Butterfly Wishes, Framed Sentiments, Butterfly Wishes Die Collection
Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone
Neat & Tangled: Sequins


  1. Gorgeous! I love the look of the swiped inks - perfect with the negative diecut butterflies!

  2. I love the swipes - I thought it was acrylic paint at first. Great interpretation of this week's Muse! Thnaks for playing, Shirley!

  3. Your card is wonderful! Love how you have created the colour gradient with the swipes and those die cut butterflies.

  4. Awesome "swiping" technique! I was also sure that you had used paint!

    Beautiful way to incorporate the colors of the challenge. There is nothing prettier than butterflies with bling :)

  5. I really love the effect you've created and the colours!

  6. Lovely take on that stunning inspiration card.
    Thanks for playing along with the CBS Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. I love how you made the background for your card and it looks fab! Hugs xx

  8. The swiped background looks stunning with those negative diecut butterflies! I love it! Thank you very much for entering the challenge :)