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Monday, May 21, 2018

Twofer Challenge #5: Butterflies

This month, the challenge over at Twofer Card Challenge blog is butterflies. Well, I definitely had to join in as I have quite a few butterfly dies.

Here's what I came up with:

Since my stash of cards was getting low on both sympathy and thank you cards, I decided to make one of each.

I opted to make an all-white sympathy card. The background was dry-embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I cut a fancy label shape and a couple of butterflies (unbranded dies). The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. I heat-embossed it with some silver embossing powder.

I used a Versamark marker to add some Versamark ink to the bodies of my butterflies. Then I covered the bodies with silver embossing powder and heat-embossed them.

The inside of my card is very simple (please excuse the bad photo). I heat embossed the stamped sentiment (also from Technique Tuesday) with some of the same silver embossing powder that I used on the front of the card. It's quite reflective, so I had a really hard time photographing it.

For my thank you card, I used some pretty DSP, which had some gold foil in the pattern. Can you see it in the first photo of both cards? I added some die-cut flowers (unbranded) and a scalloped oval (Lifestyle Crafts), to help showcase my butterfly. 

The "Thank You" sentiment was a freebie that came with a magazine. 

This time, for my butterflies body, I used some black Nuvo Crystal drops and drew on some antennae with a black fine-point pen.

I left the inside of this card blank so that a personal note could be written there.

I truly enjoy the Twofer challenges. They really spark my imagination, and I love trying to use the same dies or stamps in a couple of different ways.

My DH and I will be traveling most of next week, so I'm not sure how much posting I'll get done. I'll try to write and schedule a couple of posts to go live while we're gone, but I won't make any promises! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot, every day.


designbydonna said...

Your cards are so pretty. I really like the sympathy in all white. The embossing adds elegance. That would also be pretty as a wedding card.

Susanne Vargas said...

These are such pretty butterfly cards! The white-on-white with a touch of silver sympathy card is beautiful with all that texture! And the flowery background paper on the second card with the decorated oval looks very sweet!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

Darnell said...

Oh, my gosh, Cheryl, what stunning pp that is with the gold flecks! It makes a stunning background for your sweet butterfly thank you card with the matching cornflower blue bouquet! And your W-O-W butterfly sympathy card is elegant with the beautiful embossed background and silver touches! Great designs!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Cheryl! LOVE the white-on-white sympathy card. So elegant and full of texture and dimension. Your second with the gold foil pattern paper backing is so pretty. Those little flowers really shine. Love it with the oval die-cut ... lovely place for your butterfly to light. And your flowers are so pretty along the bottom edge. Great font on your sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I love your pretty butterflies Cheryl. I really struggle with sympathy cards so might have to copy yours!