Sunday, April 1, 2018

Green Butterflies

 Hello everyone,

This is my Design Team card for the monthly
 Technique Challenge at 

Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.

The challenge technique this month is partial die cutting.   
For my card I picked my butterfly dies from Simon Says - Devonshire and Paulina for this challenge.
I set up my card stock for a Z fold card and laid the dies where I wanted them.  I cut one out of scrap to use as a stencil and then put that on my base and blended Peacock Feathers, Mowed Grass and Twisted Citron onto the card.  

I then measured and masked off the space that would be exposed on the other side of the card and using the 'bubbles rising' stencil from Kaiser Craft used Heidi Swapp's Metallic paste in Mint Green.  I let both sections dry for a bit. I then blended Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough over the paste and then removed the masks.  
From dark green cs I cut the Paulina part of the die and a couple of strips and a frame for the sentiment. 
I then - using the partial die cutting technique - cut the devonshire flies from the base by laying them directly over the blended butterflies.  Once cut, I added the Paulina cuts over the partial cuts with glue.

One the inside (which is hidden when the card is closed), I added the wider stripe on one side and the framed  sentiment which was edged in Evergreen Bough on the other. 

I added two stripes to the front in different shades of green cs and then added green and teal sequins and Nuvo drops in lime green over the butterflies and clear drops in the corners. 

If you've never tried partial die cutting before, there's a great tutorial that you can follow on
Try Stamping (or not) on Tuesday's blog.

Give it a try and post your work.  We'd love to see it.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
CraftyFriends = ATG
Polkadoodles = ATG
4 Crafty Chicks = ATG
Pause Dream Enjoy= Fun Folds
Butterfly Challenge = Two identical and Teal 

Thanks for stopping by ... please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you and I hope you give the challenge a try.

Happy Crafting !! 


Thank you so very much for the recognition !!
Butterfly Challenge #98


Janis Lewis said...

Great fun fold card. I love that dotted page. So pretty. And those butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Mrs A. said...

A beautiful card fold and I love the colours and your attention to detail is second to none. Thankyou for coming and spinning the wheel
with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Shylaashree said...

adorable butterflies and background dawn. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles