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Thursday, October 16, 2014

AUTUMN BUTTERFLY

On PTI's Make it Monday this week, Danielle Flanders used a technique of just having the edges of a die cut tipped with gold.  Have seen many gorgeous cards with leaves tipped in gold, but decided I would do an autumnal butterfly.  My friend Cindy had sent me some rice paper which she said was fantastic for watercoloring and I had made some sheets with various distress inks.  It really works beautifully and dries very flat no matter how wet it is.  Then didn't know what to do with the papers - so die cut a large butterfly and designed from there. 
Die cut another butterfly from some gold polka dot vellum and a sentiment from gold card.  The background was dry embossed with another die.  Added some gold thread behind the butterfly and a few sequins and done.  Wish I could have photographed the gold on the edges better.

Supplies: PTI "Life is Beautiful" butterfly, Essentials by Ellen "Zipper Panel" and MFT stitched rectangle dies; WRMK vellum and Neenah metallic gold and astroparche cardstock;  DMC gold thread; Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder; Distress inks - wild honey, seedless preserves and ripe persimmon

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments.  Betty

14 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow it's gorgeous Betty!! Love what you did with the rice paper!

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  3. Very pretty card Betty, Cathy x

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  4. This is really gorgeous, Betty! I love all the gold and your water colored butterfly is just beautiful!!!

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  5. So pretty! The multicolored butterfly is beautiful.
    Danielle

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  6. Love your butterfly! The gold thread is a great finishing touch.

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  7. Oh what a stunning card, Betty! Love how the butterfly turned out--great choice for the technique!

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  8. You've really outdone yourself on this one, Betty! I love the pretty colors of the butterfly and the embossed edges. The polka dot vellum butterfly layered behind the first one is a beautiful touch and the gold thread adds even more glam. Love it!

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  9. Betty, this is stunningly beautiful. I love every single thing about this card.

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  10. This is such a beautiful card! Love your design.

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  11. Gorgeous - love the butterfly and the watercolour effect. An inspired design!

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  12. WOW...stunning! What a perfect choice to die cut the butterfly and edge in gold! And I love the watercoloring to it too! Beautiful, beautiful card! :0)

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  13. Betty, this is Exquisite - beautiful work! I'm very intrigued about the rice paper :-)

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  14. Really beautiful card Betty. The distress inks on the rice paper are so pretty and love the transparent look of the paper. Your gold thread in behind the butterfly and your embossed edges add to the elegance. Loll xx

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