I was a lucky winner on the Butterfly Challenge #8, and as a result I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the new challenge this week. This was exciting as it is not something I have done before. I was a bit less sure when I heard the theme was Spots and Stripes, and of course, Butterflies, as I rarely use regular geometric designs in my craft, but I managed to make this card.
I remembered that I have a few cut and emboss butterfly dies with spots and stripes on. So I dug these out and started to play around with them. They were all quite small so I also got out some larger butterfly dies to be the focal point on my card, a large, ornate one from Wild Rose Studio, and a smaller one from Memory Box.
I stamped a piece of white card with a Swiss dot stamp by inkylicious, and embossed it with blue interference powder, and used this as a background for the two larger dies. I made a square base card from a sheet of royal blue, and used the left-overs to cut the two butterflies which I matted onto their spotted backgrounds.
Next I used white card to cut and emboss the spot and stripe butterflies with JoyCraft dies, and added colour to them with Memento Paris Dusk ink before removing them from the dies. Then with some tiny snippets of paper I cut and embossed the smallest butterflies from a set by Stampin'Up, and gently swiped them with the same ink pad to bring out the embossing.
The background papers are snippets from an SU pad I think. They were in my bit-box, but they toned perfectly so I think they were from the same set.
I mounted the two large butterflies on the central strip, and my Libran need for balance means the others were placed fairly symmetrically on each side. A greeting cut with a Britannia die from the last of the blue card, completed my design.
As well as the Butterfly Challenge #11, I am posting this in Pixie's snippets playground.