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!

51 comments:

Bunny said...

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

vinita jain said...

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

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the butterflies.
Valerija xx

Andrea W said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

KraftyKoolKat said...

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

Chris said...

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

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

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

Andreja L. said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

Pia S said...

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

Lisa said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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!

Verna Angerhofer said...

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

Petra Swart said...

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

cotnob said...

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

Jean said...

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

Fiki said...

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

Tina Z. said...

wow, both are stunning, I love these butterflies!

Lori Kobular said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

Lucy Patrick said...

Gorgeous card, butterflies and embossing folder Kitty, XOX Lucy

Heather said...

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

Richa Maurya said...

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

Janis said...

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

ike said...

ACK !! Truly AWESOME !!!! xx

Barb said...

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

Eek Eek said...

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

Barbara Godden said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!

My Paper Cat said...

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

marion said...

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

Scrapper69 said...

Oh wow! So Pretty & Elegant! Love the embossing

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Debi said...

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

Lisa Lynn said...

Those butterflies are just gorgeous!!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! The butterflies are gorgeous!

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

Ksenija said...

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

Donna Rudy said...

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

terrie said...

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

Hetty said...

Beautiful front butterflies as wel as in the background.

Stephanie Gold said...

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

Tina Campbell said...

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

Shuly said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

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

Loose Stitches said...

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

Jackie C said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Rae Ann said...

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.

Leslie said...

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

Debs Smith said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun at The Artistic Stamper- Debs DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use lots of green (St. Patrick’s Day)” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…