Wednesday, August 6, 2014


     When I saw that the challenge theme at CAS on Sunday was "Butterflies" (one of my favorite things -- both real and in images!), an idea began to percolate in my brain.  Or maybe that was just my Mojo making morning coffee.  Whatever it was, here's the end result.

     This card was done using three dies from a set by Spellbinders.  I used the largest die to cut a butterfly 'hole' in the front of my card.  I know it looks like the butterfly is cut from dp and adhered to the front of the card but this time the butterfly shape is a hole and a rectangle of dp is adhered to the inside of the card front, showing through the hole.

     Next, I used the middle size die to cut another butterfly out of embossed dp and then I cut out a butterfly shape in the middle of that one, using the smallest die in the set.  I layered the embossed dp butterfly onto the red violet dp, lining it up as closely as possible to the center.  That left a butterfly hole showing through the center, and I filled it with Purple Rain Velvet Glitter (Sparkle n Sprinkle.)

     Because this one needs to be CAS, I added only the three little gems.  Despite looking gold in the photo (an effect of the flash), they are actually a pale amethyst/ lavender.  I love this technique and will no doubt try it again.   The inside has the sentiment which says, "The butterfly only arrives after a long, dark sleep."

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     Is your day going well?  If not, you can decide to start it over at any point, you know.  :-D  Happy Stamping.   NanaConnie


  1. Gorgeous make NanaConnie & a great idea too! Hope you're well!
    hugs Jo x

  2. I love the CAS design and the dramatic colours! A lovely card!
    Thank you for your kind's a pleasure to be GD for Tuesday Throwdown this month. What a lovely supportive team you are!

  3. Beautiful butterfly, Connie. What did we ever do without our dies?

  4. This is gorgeous! Love the deep, rich color of the designer paper behind the largest butterfly.

  5. Back again to say how glad I am that you shared your project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge!

  6. This is fabulous, love butterflies.
    Linda xxx

  7. CAS and beautiful! Love the layering on those butterflies. So pretty.

  8. Ooooh, this is so very pretty, and the colors are gorgeous! What an interesting way to use those dies.

    Thanks for joining us this month for our Words 2 Scrap By August challenge. :)

  9. Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us at Allsorts this week, we hope to see you again!

  10. NC your cas is beautiful but the dps you chose give it the coolest since of dimension that I didnt realize they were all flat! GREAT job :)

  11. Love your CAS card. The butterfly is beautiful. Great design. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  12. Gorgeous Butterfly card!
    Dawn xx

  13. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Favourite Things' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  14. Fabulous CAS card! I love how you used the negative space from the die to create the largest butterfly. Thanks for playing along with the "Repeat Yourself" challenge over at Quick Quotes this month! You did an awesome job!

  15. WOW love the CAS look of this card. Very cool way to use the different size dies! I would not have thought of doing that.

  16. Wow you are so creative...I love this. It is just awesome. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  17. Beautiful Butterfly, Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It this week.
    Cindy DT

  18. Fabulous die butterfly! Stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

  19. Love how you used the positive and negative space on the card - really gives nice dimension and color definition. Thanks for playing along with us at!

  20. This is amazing love it. Glad you joined us over at CAS on sunday.

  21. Pretty card! I love the touch of glitter. Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes challenge! :)

  22. BEautiful butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month!!

  23. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x


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