Sunday, July 22, 2018

Butterfly Border


Another 'catch up' card from me today.  I wonder if I'll ever manage to get up to date?
Sadly the Spellblogger scheme has recently come to an end, but I've always been a great fan of Spellbinders dies and I'll continue enjoy using them. I think they became a bit 'overlooked' when so many other companies started making thin dies, which is a shame as they are such good quality and the designs so varied and appealing.  
I've made a simple card using one of the Hearts and Butterflies Borders set.  There are tweo dies in this set, I've already shared projects using the hearts one, so here's one using the butterflies die.  It's lovely!  You can use it to get a row of 4 butterflies, or cut them apart as I used for the flying one in the corner of my card
I made a top fold card slightly wider than usual and cut the butterfly border from it to create an aperture.  I saved the die cut and the bits of waste for later
I used Gelatos in shades of blue, aqua and purple to colour enough of the same type of card for the panel to stick behind the aperture and to cut the sentiment and a couple of extra butterflies
A strip of the coloured card was fixed inside the card to show through the aperture.
The die was cut again, this time in silver card and fitted into the aperture.  I added the small pieces of 'waste' from the white cut in the spaces between the butterflies - it do9esn't look right if you don't do this
The separate butterfly was glued only behind the body part so that the wings can stand out from the card.
The 'Hello' die cut sentiment was added, then to finish I added tiny matching gems in a swirl pattern

On the Wings of Love Collection by Joanne Fink

You really can't have too many butterfly dies in a collection, can you?
Right, I think it's time I sorted out some lunch.  Have a great rest-of-weekend, stay cool if you can!
Thanks for visiting
Happy Crafting


Sylvia Ames said...

Such a pretty card, love the butterfly aperture with the Gelatos background. I haven't used mine for years must get them out and have a play.

Sylv xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful card Kathy

Katie Lamb said...

This is beautiful

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love the design and colours.
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Super card. That butterfly aperture is amazing, and I love the colours, great design!

Janet Packer said...

Lovely card Kathy, the butterfly die is beautiful.

Laine said...

Such and elegant card and detail Kathy!

Laine said...

Such and elegant card and detail Kathy!

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, this is so pretty Kathy. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Shabneez said...

Pretty card Kathy - well I hope with the Spellbinders stash you've acquired we'll keep seeing your creations using them! Shabneez x