Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sending Prayers Your Way - Sapphire and Silver Butterfly

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a pretty card I made for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge.  The challenge this time is Butterfly + S for Stamping and/or S for Sapphire.  How could I resist that prompt????  

I pulled out some super-shiny foil holographic sheets my son gave me for Christmas (THANKS, James!) and started die cutting with my Serendipity - Floral Butterfly dies.  (This plastic material is a bit tricky to cut, so some of the intricate butterflies didn't cut all the way through.  I think I see a mixed media project in the future for those hapless partially-metamorphosed creatures that resulted!)

I wish the pale silver sentiment showed up better here. It says:  "Sending prayers your way"
I was going to make this more of a blue on white card.  But after trying the die cuts against a million different backgrounds, I decided on the vertical silver pinstripes from the DCWV Formal Affair Stack.  (This DCWV stack is discontinued, which is probably why I scored it for 40% off of $6!!!  Yay!! ) I love how it draws the eye upward along with the butterfly and flourish and how that goes so well with the Unity sentiment of "Sending prayers your way".

Other supplies used include:
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set
Memory Box - Gwyneth Flourish
Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone
Versamark Ink
Silver embossing powder
Scraps from my stash for the die cut oval and the sentiment panel

Hope you enjoyed my card.  It took me forever (and I do mean 4-ever!) to make it, but I have lots of die cuts and coordinating things leftover to use another time.  lol....  Anyway, I totally LOVE how it turned out.

Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comments!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly + S is for Stamping and/or Sapphire (I used both of the S prompts.)
2.  Pixie's Snippets Playground Week #216 - Use Snippets
3.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Shake it Up (I shook some embossing powder on, and my butterfly wings flap if you shake the card.  Hope that counts!)
4.  One Crazy Stamper February Challenge - Anything Goes
5.  Serendipity Stamps Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
6.  Shopping Our Stash Challenge #239 - Fantastic Plastic (The butterfly is made out of a plastic holographic foil material.)
7.  Addicted to Stamps Challenge #120 - Die Cuts
8.  Little Scrap Pieces Show-it-off Saturday Linky Party
9.  DL.Art February Linky Party Challenge - Anything Goes
10. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #220 - Anything Goes Family Friendly


  1. Inspired to use the holographic sheets, it makes the butterfly look really magical. And yes the stripes work well with it all. I look forward to the hapless partially-metamorphosed creatures. Lol.
    It is good to see you over at the Butterfly Challenge.

  2. Oh this is gorgeous. I love that butterfly. Barbxx

  3. Wow! I absolutely LOVE this card! I love the holographic butterfly and that Gwyneth Flourish die looks amazing paired with that beautiful butterfly die! Everything about this card is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at the DL.ART February Linky Challenge!

  4. There are so many details in this beauty! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Shake It Up” Challenge!

  5. This was totally worth all the time it took Janis, and I love that holographic paper! I'll bet it was frustrating to end up with partially metamorphosed butterflies, but I'm sure you'll figure out a way to use them eventually! That flourish die adds a wonderful sense of movement to this design and the vertical patterns of the paper send that butterfly up up and away! Gorgeous!

  6. Stunning. I love the holographic butterfly. It was definitely worth the time. Some luck person will enjoy this beautiful card. Thank you for entering the DL.ART Thankful Thursday February LinkyChallenge, Katie-DTmember

  7. Hi sweet Janis!
    What a fabulous card. Your participation in our challenges means SO much to me, and I can thank you enough for playin along with us. I hope you have a blessed week, and that you will join us again soon.
    God bless you,
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. For another fun challenge, please join us at CropStop -

  8. I totally love how your card has turned out too Janis. The silver striped background really makes the card look special. The foiled butterfly has such a lovely sheen to it. Thankyou for fluttering by. As you have used both the required element's your card will be entered twice. hugs Mrs A.

  9. Gorgeous and shiny! Wonderful card.

    Thanks for coming along to the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  10. Very pretty with all the shine and the pinstriped background.

  11. Lovely lovely, the colour combo is awesome and I love that butterfly! Thanks for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Fantastic Plastic" challenge this week!

  12. So that gorgeous silver.

  13. A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  14. A beautiful card with a lovely sentiment. Kate x

  15. what a beautiful and dramatic card, that butterfly is outstanding! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (fantastic plastic!) STASH with us this week! ♥

  16. Well worth the fussy time getting the butterfly to cut - this is gorgeous! And SCORE on that paper deal :) So glad you came to play with us at SOS!

  17. Gorgeous butterfly!! So glad you joined us at SSCB!

  18. Great card. Thanks for joining the Addicted To Stamps Challenge. Hugs Rita

  19. Im oohing and ahhing like I just saw a firework! Such beautiful bling on your butterfly!

  20. So beautiful and good choice with the stripes - they set the floral lace of the butterfly off perfectly! Thanks for joining the Serendipity Stamps Challenge!


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