Sunday, August 25, 2013

Butterfly Wreath Doily

Hi friends!  See the little butterfly wreath framing the sentiment? I've had this idea floating around in my head for a couple weeks and I just had to see how it would look on paper.

I started by cutting out the French Pastry Doily (Cheery Lynn Designs) from Kraft cardstock, and then I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Wishes stamp set (Stampavie) in the center with dark brown ink. Next, I used the Butterfly Delights die (Memory Box) with pale pink, rose pink, and dark brown cardstocks to create a big pile of tiny butterflies. I took my time adhering each butterfly in a circle around the sentiment on the doily. Baby White Pearls were added to each butterfly body and then I used my fingers to fold up the wings so they look like they are fluttering.

My card base is dark brown cardstock, 5" square. The pink layer was stamped with the gorgeous Tapestry 2 background (Impression Obsession) and then I wrapped some Chalk White seam binding around it. The pink layer was then adhered to the card base and then I glued the doily down on top. I fashioned a small bow from the Chalk White seam binding and affixed it to the edge of the doily.

I love how this tiny butterfly wreath turned out! It's fun to see ideas come to life using paper, stamps, dies, and ink.  If you'd like to go shopping, please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You'll find all kinds of dies, stamps, bling, and accessories for your crafting needs. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Things with Wings and a touch of Vintage
A Gem of a Challenge #94 - Anything with a B


brenda said...

So many pretty butterflies Holly and so effective how you have made them into a garland.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

Lynne K said...

LOVE the butterfly wreath, Holly, and the grey and pink colour scheme is so elegant. I like the way you've set the butterflies on the doily too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Lori said...

Love the wreath of butterflies. Thank you for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge and best of luck.

Sally H said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

Helen said...

Beautiful card - those butterflies work really well.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

beadz said...

What a cute way to use the butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

Debbie's Time Out said...

Beautiful Holly. Love the butterflies in a circle like that.Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Challenge