Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Wings of a Butterfly

It's been over a week since my Destination Inspiration post at AVJ  using Perfect Pearls. As promised I am sharing the now finished project using Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper Stash and lovely stencilled layers of Distress Inks/embossing.

The Perfect Pearls really altered the wallflower papers, enabling the gorgeous vellum butterfly to sit perfectly in this vintage make.
I cut an 8 by 8  piece of card, then cut two more pieces,  4.5 by 8, which I adhered on top to make a large gatefold card. This was then covered with paper, which was inked with Distress Inks and Tim Holtz layering stencils applied using Tim's heat embossing technique in CC3. A few embellishments and some hessian ribbon and here it is :








I would like to enter this project in the following challenges

That's Crafty Challenge  - Anything Vintage. The team are feeling nostalgic and would love to see your vintage creations.

CC3 Challenge - Layered Embossing Technique. The lovely Linda Coughlan of the Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor for this challenge and there are some very inspirational makes by the Curiosity Crew....and some goodies from Mario and Tim too x

Over at Country View Crafts the challenge is Bugs, Bees and Butterflies and my gorgeous butterfly fits in perfectly with Trace's challenge theme.

Frilly & Funkie Challenge blog where Cec  chose the challenge theme 'A Gift from the Heart'
( my large card was a gift for my SIL's special birthday)

Thank you for dropping in and for taking the time to comment, it is lovely to know you were here and I do apologise for my lack of commenting at present but I am busy creating invitations for my son's wedding.  As i also work full time it's just not easy to fit everything in at this very busy time of the year.

Huge Hugs


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25 comments:

  1. Hi Annie, it is wonderful to see your finished card - the large butterfly is just divine and I bet it was well received! It is a very special card! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. Love this card, although it is fabulous to look at on your blog, it it is even nicer in reality. The butterfly highlighted with the Pan Pastels is so beautiful and I'm sure Anne will have loved it too. Funnily enough I put on her Birthday card to-night as well. Hugs Mum xxxxx

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  3. That looks amazing opened and closed. I couldn't stop looking at ALL the scrumptious layers you've created. You've added so much in such a beautiful way.
    Hugs to you!
    Lisa x

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  4. Its a stunning project, love all the details and the butterfly is gorgeous.
    Yvonne

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  5. What a beautiful card! Your distressing on the edges really highlights your piece, it seems to glow. The layered embossing deepens and enhances the effect. Very nice!

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  6. Lovely to see the finished project. A beautiful vintage feel.
    Julie x

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  7. Ooh this is stunning! So much detail and the butterfly is awesome! xxx

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  8. Wow gorgeous project, love the butterfly! Shirleyxx

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  9. Oh how beautiful! Your card just gorgeous...love all the butterflies and your stencil work is fab! Thank you for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  10. Beautifully done tri-fold card. Love the colors and that perfect right in the middle of it all...

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  11. Hi Annie,
    stunning creation.
    Hugs;-))m

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  12. Fabulous Annie, a real treat. That butterfly is gorgeous xxx

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  13. Stunning Annie, the butterfly looks so amazing, the whole piece is just fabulous!

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  14. Gorgeous card Annie ! The Wallflower paper is gorgeous and the butterfly looks stunning ! I'm sure your card will be treasured. Sue C x

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  15. What a gorgeous trifold card Annie! LOVE the butterfly and all the stenciling! The tie on the front is a wonderful touch too! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Layering Stencil Embossing Challenge at CC3Challenge!

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  16. Such a pretty card :)

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous !

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  18. Annie...your birthday card is beautiful! Of course, I love all of the distressed edging. It gives such a classic vintage look to your beautiful layers of stenciling on your card background. That layered butterfly in the center panel is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  19. How beautiful! Love the open/close featured and the wonderful layering. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  20. Annie what a pretty birthday card you have created! The layered butterfly is so pretty and shimmery with the perfect pearls! Your folded card is so fun and layering is my fav! Thank you for playing with us at Frilly and Funkie! :) Nicole

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  21. Oh, my word, Annie - what a fabulous card! The butterfly at the heart of it is a stunner, and you've used those papers so beautifully. Wonderful to see where all that lovely shimmery pearly work went!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Crafts too.
    Alison xx

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  22. Such a beautiful card gift Annie. I love the way it opens to reveal that pearly butterfly. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  23. Beautiful card Annie! Very nice vintage feel and gorgeous butterfly. I also love the gentleman on the side of your blog. Nice touch! Karen.x

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  24. Oh this is simply beautiful, I love the butterfly and am really impressed with the whole card. It makes me think Japanese ancient treasure.

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  25. Hello Annie
    Wonderful gate card, the butterfly is very impressive.
    Thank you for joining us this month at CVC.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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Annie x