Butterflies Forever

I seem to be making sets of cards lately.  You know me, once I get an idea in my head I love to play around with it.  Have a look at these:
I was, of course, inspired by a card on Pinterest, this time by Erin Gonzales.  You can see her card here.  I really liked her card, but I wanted make one without the whole of the white panel being embossed so I could put a sentiment on it that could be read easily.  I loved the combination of backing paper, the little banner at the top, and of course, the butterflies.  The yellow panel at the back is Summer Starfruit, the pink is Primrose Petals and the blue is Island Indigo.  I used some of the images in Summer Silhouettes to stamp in white on the background panel.
Note: It is entirely because of this card that I have bought the dsp for the In-Colours shown here.  So much for using up all my dsp!

The next step was to find some stripy dsp, as I really liked this look in Erin's card.  I only have one set, and that's the subtles, so I had a look through and before you know it, I was making this monochromatic card with Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum.  This time it was bling all round, too, but actually I think it would make a good sympathy card with an appropriate sentiment.

Then I read a blog post about retiring colours, and was looking through my subtles papers and this happened:

This time, the colours are Certainly Celery, a colour I'm very fond of, Bashful Blue and Pretty In Pink.  A good way to use up retiring card stock, I thought.  The sentiment is from the Feeling Sentimental set.  This is actually for one of the residents, but it made me think of  a new born baby card with this colour scheme.
I did have a productive day, didn't I?!
Why not leave a comment and let me know which one you like best, I'd love to hear from you.
Well I'm off to try to get some course work done.  Hopefully I'll be back soon, but it is my weekend at work, so it may be Monday before I can post again. 
Have a great weekend, everyone.
Jane xx


  1. Very pretty butterfly cards Jane


  2. Lovely cards Jane. I really like the three different looks you have made. I agree about the purple one being perfect for a sympathy card. I like all the details you have added, like the vertical ribbon effect and the bling, as well as the embossed and punched panel x x


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