Friday, 26 July 2013

OCC wk3/day2 - Die-cutting techniques - Butterflies

Week 3, day 2 of the online class Summer Card Class 2 focused on die-cutting techniques. Today, I'm showing 2 cards using the block-cutting technique shown by Betsy Veldman. Since I don't have any alphabet or sentiment dies, I decided to die cut a butterfly (Die'sire Butterflies die).

For my first card, I used the negative cut and then cut two more butterflies in purple cardstock and vellum. I pulled the papers from different paper pads. The lilac paper came from a collection of specialty papers (1 in lilacs and 1 in purples) from a Dutch bargain store, and when I took them from my stash, I discovered they came with a collection of mixed sequins, which came in very handy for this card LOL.

I heat-embossed the sentiment (Ladybug Crafts Ink) in white embossing powder (Artemio) onto some soft brown Papicolor cardstock. I matted the background on some brown Core'dinations cardstock and adhered it to a Neenah Solar white card.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafter's Companion - Dies and die cuts
LCI - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Dies/punches
Craft Your Passion - 172 Happy Birthday
Stamping Sensations - Summer colours
Great Impressions - Anything goes
Make it Monday - 151 always Create/Share/Inspire
Paper Craftting Journey - Punches/die cuts
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday


  1. Hello, what a fab card with beautiful summer colours. Love your diecut butterfly. Thank you for joining in with us this month at Stamping Sensations. Maddy x

  2. A really elegant and beuatifull card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  3. Turned out great!
    The sequins add sparkle!

  4. Wonderful card. I love how you made two that are similar, but so different and unique. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again!

  5. What a lovely take on our challenge at Stamping Snesations! The summer colours are just gorgeous, and I love the way you've showcased the butterfly. Thank you for sharing it with us this month.


  6. Really liking the way your butterfly pops.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  7. LOVE the vellum on top of colored paper butterfly! Fabulous color scheme, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  8. Gorgeous card Marianne. I saw this on MIM..loz

  9. WOW Marianne I absolutely LOVE this, the dimension looks fabulous. Popped over from mim. Joey xx

  10. Hi Marianne I saw you on MIM what a vibrant really stands out, great colours x

  11. Hello Marianne
    Super feminine , I think .love the colour combo and pretty butterfly .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  12. What a lovely card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

  13. Loving that butterfly Marianne! The background works really well and the sentiment embossed in white just pops off the cs. Thank so much for joining in our Birthday Challenge at LCI this month xx

  14. What a gorgeous card Marianne and perfect for our challenge at Paper Crafting Journey this week, XOX Lucy

  15. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations!