Saturday, March 15, 2014

Peach and Teal

There are a lot of border punches in my punch drawer, and I intend to use them, but forget. Today I pulled one out that has lots of swirlies, which always add to the femininity of a card. The Joan's Touch challenge for this week, which I am entering, is to use teal and peach, a circle, and a layered butterfly, so those were the main guidelines for this card.

This card took a long time to make because it was a trial and error kind of thing; lots of things were tried with the layout. First I had it in a portrait orientation, but decided landscape would be better. Then the layout took FOREVER to get right. Sometimes it looks like there is something missing, but you lay something else down on the project, and it either does not go, or it is just too much. So this took about 4 hours!  :o)

I punched the border with a swirly EK punch and laid that over a teal piece, then stitched around the edges with my sewing machine.

The circle element is Spellbinders Medallion One cut in peach and laid over a teal circle. The teal circle is dabbed with some white ink to give it some contrast from the darker teal underneath the border cut.

The experiment of the day was the layered butterfly. I wondered about putting a layer of sparkly gold-flecked tulle in between the paper layers, and to save time, I cut the white patterned paper and the tulle together with a Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die. Well, it stuck to the paper so perfectly that I thought I would try it with the teal layer and a layer of parchment paper, too. The parchment paper was not as successful, even with trying to glue it down. It would not stick to the paper and was not stiff enough to make a layer by itself. So the tulle on that layer was pitched. Parchment layer is on the far right:

I got some black wire from a bead store recently and made antenna for the butterfly. The abdomen has three liquid pearls. It is placed on the peach medallion. Two more double-layered butterflies were punched from two different Martha Steward punches, and the top layers were glittered. A small liquid pearl is in the center of each one. The leaves are Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf in white and gold vellum. Teal swirlies are placed on the right. They are from a package of cutouts that came in a package from the craft store and are a metallic teal color. The sentiment is stamped from an Our Daily Bread Hyacinth stamp set, and is framed with Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and attached with pop dots.

Here is the card:

It's amazing how you can take a picture of the same thing with the same light turned on, but because of the time of day and the light that comes through the windows, the colors show differently. In the above picture, I tried my best to get the true colors, but it is only close. After awhile, I just said, "That's enough!"  :o) This one is pretty true to the actual colors, though.

In this closeup of the layered butterfly, you can see the gold flecked tulle on the top and bottom layers of the butterfly:

I am also entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Mar 18 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Mar 19 Hobbybook Designers Challenge - Make It Girly 3E #1
Mar 19 Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching 3E #1
Mar 19 Crafting by Designs - Things with Wings 5E 5E #1
Mar 20 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE
Mar 25 Butterfly Challenge - Stitching and Butterfly 3E #1
Mar 25 Crafting by Designs March Challenge - AG 5E #4
Mar 26 Just Keep on Creating - AG UE
Mar 31 Ladybug Crafts - AG 3E #2
Mar 31 LOC Anniversary Challenge - AG 5E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Such a beautiful card Ginny, all the layers add so much dimension to the card, love the colours as well, the four hours making this card was well spent :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

  2. Lovely card and that butterfly punch is great, thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month, xxx

  3. Ginny, great job on this card. I love your black wire for the antenna of the butterfly. The layers are perfect for this card. Isn't it amazing how much time some of our cards take, but your time on this card was well worth it.
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for the weekly challenge.

  4. Your tulle butterflies are amazing. You were working fast by my standards if you made your card in 4hrs!! Love the colours on your card and that fab sentiment banner. I always have trouble getting true pictures even with the light box that I now use.
    Thank you for fluttering by #3. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  5. Stunning work with those butterflies, Ginny. Love your card! I too feel the same way while wanting to capture the "actual" colors :)


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