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2/07/2015

A Butterfly Valentine

Good afternoon and hope that so far your Saturday has been grand. We have sunshine, warmer temperature, but some howling wind now & again. Still in the throes of Valentine production around here, but managed to get one that might qualify over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. Challenge #23 has a Letter Theme -  V for Valentine, but must also have a Butterfly. Hmmmm.

Here's my interpretation of this fun challenge.


- satin like texture red paper (Michael's - Speciality paper section - on sale). Embossed with C/B Geometric Rings. This was very pretty paper - but did not take embossing well. At the edges, some of the paper lifted from the core. Had embossed another piece that was much worse with the 'lifting', so on this one, placed a 2nd sheet of plain c/s on top of the embossing side, and it worked a bit better. Not sure if this happened due to the paper or that the folder embosses deeply. Just sayin'.

- Prior to embossing, die cut center heart with S/B D-Lites Swirled Hearts. Added a Fiskar Heart Punch shape from a snippet of the satin paper & larger center pearl.

- white lightweight glitter paper behind the Swirled Heart cutout.

- Ellentina Butterfly die (purchase from the Heirloom Stamp show that cut very well). Bottom layer is plain red c/s, 2nd layer is red satin paper. Top white glitter layer is placed slightly off-center & wings lifted. Red rhinestones for the head & body.

- Had already adhered tiny pearls before deciding to add the butterfly, so it looks as though the antennae have pearls...not really!

Thanks for looking in this afternoon and off we go to link over at Mrs. A's #23 Butterfly Challenge.
There's still time to jump right in and play along! Big Hugs.

Edit: Just got a heads up from Miss Pixie  that this fits the current challenge over at Cuttleburg Mania: I{heart} you, so will link up for that challenge as well. Thanks Diane!

Edit #2: Another sweet blogger reminded me that this card works for the Allsorts Challenge Blog too, the theme of which is Love is All Around. Thanks so very much, Miss Brenda for the kind shout-out! I have such lovely people who visit here...gosh, I wish I could just meet each one of you in person one day.

46 comments:

Di said...

Oh squeal!! Mary, this is also just perfect for the current Cuttlebug Mania challenge (I heart you), more on my blog - I neeeeed to learn how to put links into comments!!

Love and a hug

Di xxx

rachel said...

Hello Mary - your card looks beautiful - the embossing and diecutting look fabulous. Have a great day! Hugs rachel x

jimlynn said...

I know how this much shine! That paper is so pretty and red and think the embossing looks great. Don't know why it would lift that way but you can't tell it in the photo and it's beautiful. The heart die is sensational! WOW! Very pretty. Love that gorgeous butterfly too.
Lynn

Mrs A. said...

What a beauty Mary. I love the shiny paper and it looks perfect with the embossing folder. Jumping up and down here cos I have that embossing folder as well. Love how you have then gone and cut the heart out after wards and placed those pearls. Not come across that species of butterfly die before.it is gorgeous. Love the layered look you have given it. Thank you for fluttering by my #23 challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol said...

This is beautiful Mary, the paper looks wonderful with the pearls and embossing. Carol x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love your vibrant red. the card is so beautiful and good luck on the challenge
hugs bibiana

JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty! Great card for the challenges!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the pretty red paper!! The embossing is fabulous!! What a beautiful heart cut-out and butterfly!! Love, love this!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

This is a real beauty Mary! I love that embossed background and the little pearl accents! Beautiful take on the challenge and well done!

aussie aNNie said...

WOW FACTOR Mary, love love love this is just Valentines all over.xxx

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My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is truly stunning Mary! I love the dramatic colour combo too! Hazel xx

Gail said...

That is so pretty!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful. Love your take on the challenge - it's perfect! Love the red and white for Valentine's cards.

Maxine D said...

Mary this is exquisite - love the sheen, the die cuts, the texture - all of it!!
Blessings
Maxine

Patricia said...

What a stunning card Mary I just LOVE it ......!!!!
Have a great day

Patricia x

Kim Heggins said...

Mary...so so beautiful. Love all the pretty red.

brenda said...

Here's another heads up Mary, fits in perfectly at Allsorts as well !

It's so beautifully bright and vibrant, the intricate die cut heart stands out beautifully and then the added embossing adds another lovely dimension.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Sarah said...

What a beautiful Valentine's card MAry, love the fabulous texture you have achieved xx

Christine Harrop said...

A real beauty Mary! Everything about your card is lovely. Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

No that is just perfect. I love the heart and the butterfly.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Liz said...

A fabulous card! I love the shine on the red paper and the embossing looks perfect. What a lovely die you've used for the heart in the centre. I've not come across that one before.
Liz - Butterfly Challenge #23, Guest Designer. xx

Jean said...

Beautiful card Mary, the red paper looks so good with the embossing and the die cut heart.A lovely butterfly too.
Jean x

Benzi said...

Oh, that is very pretty paper and sorry you were having the embossing problem...but, glad you found a remedy that worked better for you. That is a fabulous heart and butterfly.

Marilyn said...

WOW!! That is a beautiful card Mary. Love that Heart and butterfly

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, such lovely rich reds and beautiful die cut heart and butterfly.
Pauline
x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love the rich red colour and the paper certainly makes the embossing stand out beautifully.
A lovely card.
Lorraine

Brenda said...

What a stunning Valentine Momma Mary! I am totally loving that paper you used, it is so rich looking! The embossing looks great, sorry about the paper lifting in spots but you can't tell it. That heart is so beautiful with all it's swirls, the pearls look amazing with the paper and that butterfly is just as beautiful as the heart is! This one is a stunner for sure! Hugs, Brenda

Em Louise Fairley said...

Mary, this is beautiful! I love the heart and the layered butterflies. Thanks for your comments on my post and for following. I've reciprocated the follow xxx

Petra Swart said...

Beautiful, delicate heart and butterfly, Mary!! What a stunning red paper embossed so beautifully!!! The pearls and bling are lovely!!! Beautiful eye-catching card!!!!
Hugz

Pia S said...

That red paper looks beautiful, love its textured look! And you did a great job at combining Valentine with a butterfly, I think your card looks really elegant and warm.

Pippa said...

Great die choice and I love the red, very cheerful. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, Mary, this is stunning! Love the shimmer of that embossed paper, the gorgeous die-cut heart, and beautiful butterfly! What a wonderful Valentine!

Jacee said...

How lovely Mary, I love the butterfly
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Redanne said...

I think this has to be one of the most beautiful Valentine cards I have seen so far Mary. The embossing, the beautiful pearls and of course the gorgeous butterfly - just beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation Mary I love the white pearls on that embossed background the heart and butterfly look fantastic.
hugs
lorraine x

pam said...

Hi Mary, love your beautiful Valentines card, gorgeous colour..embossing and die cuts..
Pam

Brenda in IN said...

Mary this is so pretty. I love the embossing folder and that bright red paper. The die cuts are wonderful. Love that heart.

Pat said...

This is so pretty Mary and I love the pearls on the embossed background. Such a pretty D-Lite central heart and beautiful butterfly too. x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the embossed background and die-cuts
Carol x

Faith A said...

Beautiful card Mary, I love all the embossing and that butterfly is so pretty. Agree about the butterfly antennae, clever photography ay?

Have a good week my friend :) x

Bonnie said...

This is pure elegance, Mary! Love that satin paper and all the glorious red! The swirly heart cut out adds to the elegance and I love that butterfly!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
a very beautiful and lovely Butterfly Valentines.
Super design as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Beautiful! Love the embossing folder you used ... makes the card look quilted. Thanks for playing along with us @ Cuttlebug Mania!
Blessings,
Belinda DT

Kimbo said...

The embossing looks wonderful Mary and a gorgeous card all round

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

SarahGeorge said...

Your card is simply beautiful Mary. Thanks for introducing Butterfly challenge:) It was fun to participate as I too like butterflies a lot. And I've shared for this challenge too. All thanks to you :)

Helene E said...

thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week with your project and good luck!