Monday 21 September 2015

Muse Challenge # 133

Another challenge where I'm scrapping in under the wire.... When I saw Michele's Muse   card last week, I fell in love with the paper and knew it was my chance to use some of my own floral numbers.

This patterned paper is so divine and I love that it has a black background. I hardly use paper on my cards and have a stash of some amazing floral papers that were just waiting for the right time to make their debut!!

I started this off by die-cutting a panel of black CS and a smaller one of the patterned paper. The black CS was adhered straight to the card front and the floral paper popped up on foam tape. I heat embossed the butterfly in gold on some vellum and also stamped another one (from the same set, with polka dots) on some white CS. I cut these both out with the matching die. I glued the vellum butterfly to the other one, along the centre, so I could fluff up the wings and then glued it to the card front.

For the sentiment, I stamped a border stamp in pink on some white CS, cut it into a banner and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. This was adhered straight to the paper. No sequins again, I thought the flowers were pretty enough. I hope you like this Michele!!!

The butterfly stamps and die are from Hero Arts. The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye 'Cut and Paste - Adorbs'. The border stamp is from Simon Says Stamp 'Beautiful Words' and the 'hello' is from Hero Arts 'Year Round Sentiments'. The rectangle dies are from Couture Creations.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Die Crazy'.

I've got one more card to post and then two more to make. Going to be another late night so thank goodness my craft drawers are full of chocolate!!

Take care


  1. the paper so adorable Shona
    and you are so good at embossed with gold
    adorable butterfly too my friend
    I love this card
    miss you
    hugs, Monika

  2. Stunning card Shona - I love the pretty paper and your butterfly is gorgeous too:) xx

  3. Very pretty, Shona - love the black border - gives it a bit more breathing room! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  4. Fabulous! The gold vellum butterfly is a fab addition :)

  5. Hi Shona!!! I LOve your card... the paper is darling, well. you know I love the butterfly - but yours is even cuter with the polka dot under-wings!! I am so happy to see this little sweetie in the gallery... thanks so much for playing cards with me this week at Muse!
    =] Michele

  6. Such a beauty! I love how you've taken the original and pared it back and cut the busyness of it while retaining the sense of the original.

  7. Just the loveliest paper to showcase that glorious butterfly, Shona ... a gorgeous take on Michele's muse! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Beautiful DP and I love your gold embossing, Shona! Gorgeous card, as always!
    Did you see my email message to you?

  9. Wonderful take on Michele's card.

  10. Shona....this is so beautiful. I love your take on Michele's card, simply stunning!

  11. GASP...what beautiful paper and your butterfly...oh my! Swooning!

  12. beautiful card :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!