Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Butterfly in Blue ...

Hello Dear Friends!
Today I have a card to share for the DT on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog 
using die cuts from the Dies R Us Store.
I was inspired today by the butterflies I've seen flying around my flowers already this year.  They love the petunia's I have planted in the flower boxes on my deck.  Plus,  I planted a couple butterfly bushes this year in hopes of attracting more ... cross your fingers!

If you like butterflies like I do, you will find a variety of butterfly die cuts available by a variety of companies in the DRU store.  The butterfly die I chose today is Elizabeth Craft Designs - Butterfly Overlay 1 and Elizabeth Craft Designs - Butterfly Silhouette

I wanted to 'frame' my butterfly but yet not cover up my pretty 'the Paper Studio' design paper in the background.  So by using '3 of the 6' parts to the Impression Obsession 'Rectangle 6 in 1 Frame' die, I was able to do just that!!

I die cut the entire frame from the lighter shade of blue card stock ... as well as the 'silhouette' die of the butterfly.  Then sponged the center frame and edges of my butterfly silhouette with 'Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry' distress ink.  That modified the color to more of a purple shade.

I also had the center medallion from the Spellbinder Card Creator '5x7 Heirloom Legacy' die sitting on my worktable so I decided to mount my pretty butterfly on it before centering it on my card in the frame work.  I really like how it looks and hope you do too! 

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 Well, that's it for me today!
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 As always ...


glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous my friend! Love the butterfly and I don't nearly have enough butterfly dies! I'm always having them on my wish list! But this is just beautiful!

Jacee said...

Fabulous Darlene, love that butterfly!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Joann Williams said...

I love butterflies... sadly, I don't see any at all where I live. When I lived in Texas, I saw so many of them surrounding my back yard and home. It was like I lived in a butterfly haven. I really miss seeing them fluttering by. I hope your butterfly bush brings more to your home. They are beautiful little winged friends. :)
As for your card, its lovely. I like the butterfly paper in the background and all the cute layering of the frames. The butterfly is so elegant and very pretty, love it in the white as it pops.

Diane said...

Very beautiful focal butterfly, it just "flies" right off the card! You certainly have a lot of butterfly dies..wait I do, too..LOL!!