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.
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 xxReplyDelete
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 xxxxxReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Hugs to you!
Its a stunning project, love all the details and the butterfly is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Lovely to see the finished project. A beautiful vintage feel.ReplyDelete
Ooh this is stunning! So much detail and the butterfly is awesome! xxxReplyDelete
Wow gorgeous project, love the butterfly! ShirleyxxReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Beautifully done tri-fold card. Love the colors and that perfect right in the middle of it all...ReplyDelete
Fabulous Annie, a real treat. That butterfly is gorgeous xxxReplyDelete
Stunning Annie, the butterfly looks so amazing, the whole piece is just fabulous!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Annie ! The Wallflower paper is gorgeous and the butterfly looks stunning ! I'm sure your card will be treasured. Sue C xReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty card :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous !ReplyDelete
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 CandyReplyDelete
How beautiful! Love the open/close featured and the wonderful layering. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!ReplyDelete
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! :) NicoleReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 xReplyDelete
Beautiful card Annie! Very nice vintage feel and gorgeous butterfly. I also love the gentleman on the side of your blog. Nice touch! Karen.xReplyDelete
Oh this is simply beautiful, I love the butterfly and am really impressed with the whole card. It makes me think Japanese ancient treasure.ReplyDelete
Wonderful gate card, the butterfly is very impressive.
Thank you for joining us this month at CVC.