Sunday, March 5, 2017

Butterfly Card and Coordinating Envelope

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a butterfly card with coordinating envelope! I was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, the theme of which is G for Glossy Accents, paired with the optional colour Slate Blue. I used both!  It is difficult to see the Glossy Accents in these photos, but it has been applied to the butterflies' bodies, and on the darker blue "x" on the large butterfly's wings.


The butterflies and sentiment are heat-embossed in silver. I coloured with watercolour markers and then fussy-cut. The card measures 4 1/8" x 5 7/8" so not quite a standard A2, but this is the size of the pre-folded card bases packaged with envelopes that I found in my stash.  I decorated the envelope by stamping the butterflies along the bottom as well as one on the flap.  All products used are listed below.

  • Clear Stamps: Butterflies (Uniko English Country Garden), sentiment (Clearly Besotted)
  • Colouring medium: Watercolour with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
  • Embossing powder:  The Artful Stamper - Silver
  • Embossing folder: Darice Butterflies
  • Die: Simon Says Stamp Wavy Scallop Stitches
  • Card base/envelope:  My old Dollarama stash
  • Other:  Glossy Accents

I would also like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist No Digis 1/8; Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Cardz TV Designer Challenge #4 AG 2/3; Clique Kits March AG 1/3; Craft Stamper Take It Make It March AG 2/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Creatalicious AG Optional Green UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap AG 2/5; One Crazy Stamper AG 2/5; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Sweet Stampin' No Patterned Paper 1/3; The Artistic Stamper Springtime 1/3; Tuesday Throwdown Things with Wings 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk1 2/5; WOW Spring plus Embossing Powder 1/3; Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

49 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Kitty. I love the blues. The envelope and embossing is beautiful.

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  2. Sorry for not commenting much, suffering from fever from last few days.
    This is so gorgeous with envelope, love the beautiful embossing in my fave color i.e. Blue

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  3. Wonderful card. Love the butterflies.
    Valerija xx

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  4. The butterflies are so pretty and go perfectly with the embossing. Lovely card!

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  5. how gorgeous with that scallop, winding border delineating the two panels, KT! Beautiful design with the most amazing butterflies! Happy Sunday! hugs, de

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  6. This is so beautiful Kitty. As well as pussy cats I love butterflies. Lovely colour and detail.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  7. The butterflies look gorgeous on the lovely embossed background! A stunning card Kitty!
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  8. so pretty! love the coordinating card and envelope, how cool! the butterflies are so beautiful :)

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  9. WoW kako čudoviti metulji .-)) Zelo lepo voščilnico si naredila.

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  10. Beautiful in blue! WOW! So very pretty and such lovely butterflies.
    Lynn

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  11. The butterflies are gorgeous, it looks like they're made of some kind of ceramic tiles, it gives them a wow factor!

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  12. Oh wow, this is stunning!! The butterflies look amazing!! I love how you colored them!! So gorgeous!! I love the embossing and the design and the envelope, too!! What a beautiful project, my friend!! I love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Wow wow wow!!! AWESOME card and envelope!! Pinned
    https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524487275058/
    Love, love, love that partial embossing on the card, it looks really amazing with the wavvy scallop!! And such fabulous colouring on the butterflies! They are so precious!! Wonderful work, my friend!!! Also the envelope looks great and matches perfectly with the card!

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  14. Gorgeous card and envelope. And, I love all the dry embossing as well as the heat embossing with those wonderful colors. Fantastic design!

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  15. Oh, the dry embossing makes such a great bg for your three beautiful butterflies, Kitty!!!!! Love the way you have coloured the butterflies - they look fabulous!!!!! The scalloped curve is lovely!!!! And what a great idea to stamp the butterflies on the envelope, too - makes the card even more special!!!!!!! Such a stylish and elegant card, my friend!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your day!!!!!
    Hugz

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  16. A beautiful card Kitty, such an elegant design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  17. Oh wow this is stunning, loving your colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

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  18. hello my dear friend!
    this is gorgeous card and envelope!
    have a nice day
    hugs

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  19. wow, both are stunning, I love these butterflies!

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  20. Your butterfly card is gorgeous! I love the different shades of blue on the butterflies wings! I love that you decorated the envelope too!

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  21. What a super idea to make a matching envelope. I love the butterflies on the card and the embossing folder you have used. Thankyou for futterring into the butterfly garden again. hugs Mrs A.

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  22. Gorgeous card, butterflies and embossing folder Kitty, XOX Lucy

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  23. Gorgeous!! I LOVE the blue and the layout, and those butterflies are stunning!!! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  24. Hey Kitty! Hope you are doing great...What an awesome card..Love these gorgeous Butterflies..
    Love
    Richa

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  25. So very beautiful, Kitty!! LOVE the gorgeous butterflies over the embossed and scalloped background. Decorating the coordinated envelope was a great idea!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. ACK !! Truly AWESOME !!!! xx

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  27. This is so pretty Kitty. Your butterflies are lovely and I really love the design. Love the way you've cut away the bottom on the embossed piece. Barbxx

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  28. So pretty, love all the blues together, and the stained glass effect on the wings, super pretty! Always like a co-ordinated envelope too :D
    Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

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  29. Gorgeous card and envelope, beautiful watercolouring and design. Awesome job.

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  30. Gorgeous card, gorgeous colors, gorgeous butterflies and fun envelope! I have a bunch of envelopes and matching card (or is that cards and matching envelopes?)... I never think to use them so kudos to you for that. Love that embossing on the card. Fabulous!

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  31. Oh wow this is beautiful. Great matching envelope. Thanks for playing at Butterfly Challenges this fortnight.

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  32. I love how you coloured the butterfly in different shades of blue, lovely card and envelop, sending lots of hugs and love and cuddles to your furbabys, xxx, Marion

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  33. Oh wow! So Pretty & Elegant! Love the embossing

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  34. Lovely card and envelope, my friend. Thanks for sharing it at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Hugs, Debi TT DT

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  35. Those butterflies are just gorgeous!!!

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  36. Beautiful card! The butterflies are gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

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  37. What an amazing card! Wishing you a beautiful day! - Sweet Kobylkin

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  38. Love the embossing folder and the butterflies in blue! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card in our challenge at One Crazy Stamper

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  39. Such a beautiful card....I love everything about it....beautiful butterflies....
    Good luck in the challenge

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  40. Beautiful front butterflies as wel as in the background.

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  41. This is a beautiful card!! Love the butterflies. Thank you for entering the challenge at Clique Kits!! <3

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  42. Super cute card 🙂 Thank you for playing along with us at Jo’s Scrap Shack.
    Tina-DT

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  43. how elegant ! beautiful layout, quite simple but enchantingly sophisticated!
    thank you for sharing at love to scrap!

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  44. Thank you for sharing your beautiful butterfly card in the NO DP challenge at Sweet Stampin!

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  45. Gorgeous card and envelope! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!
    ~DT Sherry x

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  46. Stunning! Thank you for sharing at Creatalicious - Jackie DT member xx

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  47. Gorgeous! That wavy border...the embossed butterflies...and the embossed butterflies!!! Love love!

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  48. Love the texture from the embossing folder and the curved border adds such a great detail!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

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  49. Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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