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mercoledì 9 novembre 2016

A snowflake is a winter butterfly

 
Al Butterfly Challenge#66 il tema è "Quote" e/o "Quick Silver" (+ Farfalle, ovviamente).
Per la mia card ho usato alcune forme già pronte che avevo messo da parte e due nuovi acquisti che desideravo da tanto tempo: una cartella da embossing con la neve e le fustelle per fare i rettangoli con il finto cucito.
La base è un cartoncino bianco piegato a metà. La cornice color argento (in foto sembra nera/marrone, ma è color argento!!!) è ricavata dal coperchio di una teglia di alluminio, tagliata con due delle fustelle del set Crea Nest Stitched Rectangle XXL. Queste fustelle sono perfette con la mia Big Shot Plus (manuale), perchè sono molto grandi. Il pannello bianco sottostante è embossato con la bellissima cartella da embossing Elegant Snowfall di Sara Davies.
La "striplet" a sinistra (ma qual è la traduzione italiana??) è Ornate Octagons di Sue Wilson. La adoro. :D
La farfalla è doppia: per la parte sotto, azzurra a pois bianchi, ho riciclato un pezzo di un vecchio sacchetto regalo, mentre per la parte superiore ho usato un avanzo di vellum. Le ho tagliate entrambe con Sizzix Sizzlits -Flights of Fancy.
Le antenne le ho fatte arrotolando il sottile filo metallico che legava un mazzetto di pistilli artificiali per fiori.
Il corpo della farfalla è fatto con strass di diverso tipo e per la testa ho usato una mezza perla azzurra. Altre mezze perle azzurre le ho messe sul pannello traforato a sinistra. Ho aggiunto del glitter argento sulle ali e anche sul cerchio con la citazione e sul pannello traforato.
La citazione l'ho generata al computer e l'ho tagliata con un punch dopo averla incollata su un avanzo di cartoncino bianco. La parte sotto alla citazione è un fiocco di neve tagliato con Sizzix Thinlits -Christmas.

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27 commenti:

cotnob ha detto...

A beautiful card, such a pretty butterfly and fabulous die cut details.
Pauline
x

Carol L ha detto...

This turned out just beautiful! I love that die-cut border with that pretty butterfly, and the sentiment is awesome too! The details you incorporate into your cards are always such eye candy! Love this!!

Barb ha detto...

A really beautiful card Alice. The butterfly is gorgeous and what a lovely sentiment. Barbxx

Lisa ha detto...

Oh wow, Alice, this is stunning!! The butterfly looks amazing!! I love the die-cut border and texture!! The details are perfect!! I love this my friend!! It's so gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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MiamiKel ha detto...

Super duper absolutely over the top beautiful! I love the bold blue butterfly against the white scallops - stunning card!

Dr Sonia S V ha detto...

WOW this is super gorgeous Alice...love the blue against the gorgeous white

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Debra K. ha detto...

Absolutely beautiful card Alice! Such a wonderful design with the embossing, striplet die and gorgeous butterfly. You've added some lovely details like the glitter dots on the butterfly, the curled antenna, which are so well made, and it's pearl/ rhinestone body to mention only a few of them. I especially love the little snowflake on the butterfly. Gorgeous card!
Thank you so much for your lovely words. I'll still be posting cards just at a slower pace as I make them. I also have a few I've not posted yet which will give me more time to just craft rather than have to rush to post DT cards. I've not got any Christmas cards made for family yet :-O! So I'll just be crafting slow and steady depending on how I feel. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend :)!! Debra x

Pamellia Johnson ha detto...

Oh my Alice, this is just breathtaking! I love the dark border, it really helps to frame that amazing embossed background. The die cut strip is so delicate and intricate, wow!! I adore your butterfly too, so soft and the aqua is a lovely splash of colour! A stunning card my friend!!

Thank you for your kind words regarding all of missing squirrels, it has been a hard summer for the wildlife around here and I worry about them all so very much! I am heading out on a search today to see if I can find any of them, wish me luck!! The weather is still holding nicely here, I hope everything is perfect in your world and I send hugs out to you and yours! :)

Sylviahobbycards ha detto...

Beautiful card, Alice.Love the embossing and the gold paper.Such a fab butterfly.

Gr., Sylvia x

Mrs A. ha detto...

I love the quote and I love the beautiful snowflake die cut panel. Perfect for my challenge. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge where your card will be entered twice. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH ha detto...

Icy & elegant colors! Love this star-studded butterfly. And of course I love that gorgeous SW striplet, just so intricate, and looks lovely against the embossed white. Also like the dark framing of the card front with the silvery studs. The rhinestones on the blue butterfly certainly sparkle. So beautiful is your card! TFS & Hugs

Julee (Vervegirl) ha detto...

Oh how beautiful! Love the frosty colors and delicate details.

Gio ha detto...

Che eleganza! Bellissima card, Alice!

Di ha detto...

Fabulous! A perfect card Alice and great use of snippets.

Hugs

Di xx

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Pamellia Johnson ha detto...

You are so sweet to check in on my squirrels Alice. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get out and search yesterday, I will try again today... and tomorrow if I have too!! sending hugs :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards ha detto...

Wonderful work again, do love your colour combination and yes the striplet is stunningly beautiful, wonderful card.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Chriss America Real ha detto...

This card is so lovely my friend!

Hugs,
Chriss
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Kath ha detto...

A fabulous card - such a beautiful design and quote. Thank you for sharing with us at the Butterfly Challenge.
Kath x

aussie aNNie ha detto...

Lovely stunning creation and love the butterfly, fabulous style and design.xx{aNNie}

Pia S ha detto...

Butterflies and snowflakes, I'm pretty sure I've never combined the two. But how special it is and it's a lovely sentiment. Love your new goodies, I've got some similar and love to use my snow embossing folder and stitched dies. I don't have that border, but it's really pretty.

KT Fit Kitty ha detto...

Hello, Alice! So sorry I have not been here for a visit - I was not feeling well for about a week but hopefully now I am on the mend. Your card is BEAUTIFUL! The butterfly is so pretty with the sparkly dots and pearls, and I love the intricate die-cut strip on the side! Such a nice sentiment too! I always enjoy reading about the products you have recycled/re-purposed - well done, my friend! I have not played in the butterfly challenge for ages and I hope I can soon get my act together and join in! Your card is perfect for the challenge and very elegant too!

Hugs,
Kitty

Darnell J Knauss ha detto...

This is so pretty, Alice! Spectacular, really! Those snowflakes and that butterfly are just exquisite!! Hugs, Darnell

Lori ha detto...

Such a pretty card! Love that gorgeous butterfly, the die cut snowflakes and fun sentiment. Wonderful design!

Asha ha detto...

What a beautiful card, my friend. I love the soft delicate design and colours... butterfly, snowflake, winter.... what a perfect combination. This truly is an elegant card.
bjs Asha

aussie aNNie ha detto...

Thanks again for your meaningful comment.xx

Tina Z. ha detto...

this is stunning card, great design.

downrightcrafty ha detto...

gorgeous delicate and frosty
love it
hugs Kate x