Monday, May 21, 2018

Twofer - Butterflies


Time to play in Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge #5 - Butterflies.  This challenge is thoroughly enjoyable ... making two cards for one challenge.

The cards presented are in the Birthday and Get Well categories.   The common element is the solid butterfly die cut from MFT Fancy Butterflies.

Card 1 - Happiest of Birthdays.  The butterfly was cut from a watercolor panel spritzed with water and color shine and half of it was adorned with gear die-cuts cut from the same watercolor panel and embellishments randomly placed for a mixed media look. A gear and enamel heart embellishment were adhered to the center. The butterfly was attached to an embossed wood-grain panel then adhered to the larger stitched rectangle panel. A simple birthday sentiment finished the card.

Card 2 - sending get well wishes. The butterfly was cut from a Distress Oxide Ink blended panel.  The companion to the solid die-cut butterfly was cut from vellum.  A few gemstones in the colors of the solid panel were attached to the spine. The butterfly was attached to a framed panel with an embossed inset using the MFT Grosgrain Texture Board.  A simple sentiment completes the card.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - Vellum - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Embossing Folder/Board - MFT; The Paper Studio
Inks - Distress; MFT
Embellishments - from stash
Other - Color Shine - heidi swapp


  1. Two beautiful, distinct cards, Marilyn! I adore the mixed media take on the birthday card. It really is a stunner, with so many bits & pieces and details and yet maintains an overall CAS design! Absolutely fabulous!

  2. Gorgeous cards Marilyn! How creative to add gears to your butterfly wing, yet your whole card still stays so CAS, I'm pinning it for future inspirations to mix 2 opposite elements together! Thanks for this wonderful example of Clean and Spectacular cards! Hugs, Gwendolyn P.S Thanks for popping over and leaving me a little butterfly kiss on my blog!

  3. Marilyn, these are just gorgeous!! I love this larger size butterfly and how beautifully CAS you've made them. The bit of vellum on your get well card is light and airy, and it works so well in that frame. And your birthday card...All those delightful embellies on the butterfly's wings add so much, yet you've kept it perfectly CAS. Amazing cards!! Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge!! Bev

  4. Your designs are so clean and crisp and elegant, Marilyn! I love your butterfly as both a vellum dressed beauty on a get well card and a gear-encrusted delight on a birthday card! Sensational!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5! Hugs, Darnell