Wednesday 13 January 2016

Butterfly Configurations and a chance to win!

Hi crafters!

This card shows how the Noble Double Pierced Rectangles were used to make a card blank. A piece of aqua cardstock was embossed using the Fine Finials Embossing Folder. This was given a frame using two more of the Double Pierced Rectangles. 

Last week I used the smaller die from the Swirly Lace Edger Configurations die set, so this time I wanted to use the larger die. Both dies in this set make me think of butterfly wings, so I cut two of the large die and glued them together at the centre. 

The body of the butterfly was made using three little resin flowers and then pieces of adhesive pearl swirls were used to make the butterfly trails. There is co-ordinating ribbon to match the resin flowers so a piece was tied around the spine of the card. 

I decided to also make a smaller butterfly using the smallest die in the Configurations set and again glued two identical pieces back to back. I used some of the off-cuts from making the card to make a small gift tag. 

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  1. Tracey this card and tag are beautiful. I adore butterflies and these made with the configuration die set are just perfect. X

  2. Like the creative way of producing the butterfly. A pretty and uncomplicated card


  3. OOOh Tracey this card/tag set is absolutely stunning in color and design. How brilliant to use the lacey edgers from the Swirly Lace Edger Configurations set for a Butterfly! Love it!

  4. Oh Tracey your butterfly card is beautiful. I am recovering from flu and card making has not been on my mind recently. When I saw this card this afternoon, it was just the "pick-me-up" that I needed. I just love butterflies, and the colour combination on your card is just me!

    1. Such a lovely comment Dorothy, thank you. Hope you will be feeling back to normal soon and enjoying your card making!

  5. So elegant Tracey, and the dies make beautiful butterflies x

  6. Love the card Tracey so classical and beautiful. I especially love the three flowers in the butterfly xxx

  7. These are fabulous Tracey. Very pretty x

  8. Hello Tracey, What a stunning card, with beautiful colours and love the Butterfly.


  9. Hi Tracey this is a gorgeous set they are very pretty. Hugs Jackie

  10. A very beautiful card and tag, and such a cool, crisp colourway

  11. Morning Tracy, a gorgeous card and tag what a fabulous idea using the edgers to make a butterfly.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Hi Tracey,
    What a fantastic idea, I had been wondering (on FB) where you got those butterflies from. Well done you, for thinking outside the box - I must do more of that (not one of my talents)

  13. Wow Tracey Beautiful Hugs Sandra xx