Saturday, May 21, 2011

LIM - butterfly







oooo one of my favorite themes at Less is More this week....Butterflies
butterflies are so easy to use, but I have tried to do something a little bit different. I wanted my butterfly's wings to extend beyond the edge of the card, but I didn't want to just stick it on (first of all have you ever tried cutting out antennae?

so, I started with a square card, stamped the butterfly and then drew a line down each side of the card 1 inch from the edge, up to the the wings, I then cut along the line and around the wings.

to do the embossed dots, I stamped another butterfly and cut it out and then drew around it on the reverse side of the front. so I knew where the edges were, and then used a fiskars embossing board to emboss the dots by hand.

I coloured the butterfly with pencil and blended. I did a grey shadow with pencil and blender to lift the butterfly from the card. I also added a light glittering to the wings with stickles.

up to this point the card is still one layer, but then I felt the need to add some words, so it's not one layer anymore!

Both of the stamps are by Stampotique.

32 comments:

  1. Hi Joanne, Totally gorgeous. I salute your dedication in embossing the polka dots. Clever thinking behind this pretty creation:0) xxx

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  2. This is so beautiful, I love the contrast of the smooth butterfly against the spotty paper, and the way her wings extend over the paper :)

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  3. Lovely creation, love how the wings exdend over the edges and the embossed dots work perfectly. Tracy x

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  4. Fantastic card Joanne, that butterfly is stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. Beautiful...looks like lots of thought went into it!!

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  6. Striking butterfly, beautifully made as usual joanne
    Thank you for entering again
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  7. This is a lovely card Joanne, the butterfly is stunning. Jo x

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  8. Very nice card, Joanne--great image, and the texture is just the right touch.

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  9. Looks like a lot of work went into this beauty! Great card, Joanne!

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  10. very inventive technique and totally stunning results!

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  11. What a beautiful card, love that butterfly

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  12. This is amazing sort of Tim Holtz-esque! Wow
    Stacey at 8
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  13. beautiful butterfly card!

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  14. Stunning. Your butterfly looks very delicate and almost real.
    Lynne xxx

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  15. Simple, sophisticated and STUNNING!

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  16. I just love how you've made this one Joanne! A very cleverly made card! And gorgeous too!
    Lizy x

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  17. A stunning butterfly and great that you've explained how you made the card. Fab as usual. xx

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  18. Lovely card Joanne, a lot of work in one layer! I just bought that big butterfly at HSNW, and have yet to use it, Judith xx

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  19. This is brilliant. I didn't realize until I read your post that the butterfly was part of the base card. I love that touch of blue.

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  20. A striking card Joanne - beautiful butterfly - love the way it extends over the edges :-)

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  21. How beautiful....what amazing butterfly...love your layout:)!!

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  22. Beautiful colour, lovely texture - amazing card! I love the way it appears to be flying off the card.

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!