The first card I have to share with you today is a CAS card primarily inspired by the Butterfly Challenge‘s C is for Checkered and/or Cyan challenge. I combined it with My Favorite Things‘ sketch challenge, Daring Cardmakers‘ seriously monochromatic challenge, Pixie’s Snippets Playground, and Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge.
I started by looking through my snippets folder for papers that would meet the checkered and cyan requirements. I found the plain paper first, and then the patterned paper. I knew I wanted to use the patterned paper for the vertical bar part of the layout, especially as the snippet was close to the perfect size already!
Next I cut a butterfly from the plain paper using the largest of the Winged Beauties dies from Sizzix. I immediately realised that having the patterned paper show through the back made it look far too busy. I considered covering the back of the butterfly with blue vellum but then remembered I’d used it up on a previous card… Husband suggested I just put solid paper behind.
I found another snippet of a darker blue paper and coated it with Wink of Stella to make it really stand out. I then glued my butterfly’s wings over the sparkly paper and trimmed around it to fit.
I decided to assemble the card before adding my sentiment. I used Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue to attach the strip and the butterfly. I left the very ends of the butterfly’s upper wings unstuck to allow them to lift of the card base slightly. Finally I used my MISTI to help me stamp my sentiment in MFT Black Licorice hybrid ink. The sentiment comes from Avery Elle’s Petal Panel.
I’m quite happy with how this turned out. It’s not exactly what I had in mind going into it, but I think it turned out well enough! I really like the glitter coming through the butterfly.