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Butterfly in Halloween Colors


Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am back home after our trip to California and have got lots to catch up with, so I will get right to it. Today over at Seize the Birthday Vicki has chosen Halloween Colors as our topping. I recently purchased this incredible Butterfly Emboss and Cut from Pink and Main and I have been itching to play with it. I thought I could get away with using it for this challenge and make myself a somewhat Monarch-looking butterfly. It embosses and cuts at the same time. I have linked it up for you HERE!

Card Details: First I took my leaves stencil from Miss Ink Stamps and made my background using three shades of Oxide Inks and then splattered it with some black paint. I had this white frame on my desk that was made with my Lattice die from Whimsy Stamps. So, I backed it with some orange cardstock to frame in the butterflies. After I embossed and cut out the butterflies, (which are linked up for you above) I used more oxide inks and a bit of white paint to make my butterflies come to life. I used a small holly die from Spellbinders to make my gold body centers and random dots. I can’t remember where the sentiment is from as it was waiting to be used in my bits and boxes drawer. I used some foam tape around the frame to give the card some dimension and to rest the butterflies wings on.

I am linking up with two other challenges; Darnell over at NBUS as my butterflies are new and Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes with Dies.

I hope you will pop on over to Seize the Birthday and play along with us. The DT and our guest Asa have some really great cards over there for inspiration. Take care, Nanc’

13 thoughts on “Butterfly in Halloween Colors

  1. It is so beautiful! Just had to come and get a better look… came from NBUS…

  2. Your butterflies are beautiful, Nancy and I love the stenciled background. Pretty card!

  3. Oh, my, you should get a commission for all the butterflies this brilliant design is going to sell, Nanc’! Everything about the card is sensational! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS and I’m glad you’re home safe! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Love the shades of orange and this butterfly set has me intrigued. I really love the shades of color on their wings.

  5. Such beautiful butterflies Nancy, another set to add to my collection lol!! I love how you’ve coloured them on this gorgeous card, Cathy x

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! The butterflies are perfect in these colours. Thank you for sharing at NBUS.

  7. Wonderfully colored bflies! Made for a lovely bday card

  8. Get away with using these butterflies for this challenge???? You knocked it out of the park, my friend. I love everything about it! It’s spectacular and I bet in real life, even better.

  9. Your butterflies are so pretty with these colors and look great on your background. Love your card.

  10. What marvelous butterflies!! Love the bright orange and grey pairing on them. And all the extra spots of the orange in the rest of the card makes it look really cheerful! Awesome card, Nancy!

  11. Beautifully shaded butterflies, Nancy!

  12. Your butterflies are absolutely stunning – this is such a fabulous card. Glad you are back home safely.

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