Friday, 26 July 2013

OCC wk3/day2 - Die-cutting techniques - Butterflies 2

For my second card using the block-cutting technique shown by Betsy Veldman, I used the positive die cut and adhered it to some dark brown Core'dinations cardstock, using foam adhesive for some added dimension and added just a few sequins. I love the pop of colour against the dark background. To give the butterfly (Die'sire Butterflies die) centre stage, I cut out a simple tag (Spellbinders) out of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, stamped the sentiment (Laybug Crafts Ink) in brown ink (Hero Arts Cup O' Joe) and attached it to the card with some twine.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafter's Companion - Dies and die cuts
Papertake Weekly - Dies/punches
Top Tip Tuesday - 106 Spooled items
Craft Your Passion - 172 Happy Birthday
Great Impressions - Anything goes
Make it Monday - 151 always Create/Share/Inspire
Paper Craft Journey - Punches/die cuts
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday


  1. Thanks for joining us this month at CRAFTERS COMPANION MONTHLY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane xx

  2. Very nice!
    Good luck in the challenges!

  3. Love how the pretty butterfly pops against the brown background. Beautiful colour palette. The sentiment looks wonderful with the twine detail. Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  4. Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions. Very pretty butterfly

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  5. Hello Marianne. I saw your Fabulous card on MIM and came for a closer look..Loz

  6. Your card is gorgeous. That butterfly really is poppin' with the wonderful colors and against the dark bg.

  7. Hello. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog (and the follow). My Papertake card is there now! Running a little late today.

    I've just had a nosey and your cards are fabby - so I am following right back!

    Liz x

  8. Spotted this adorable butterfly on MIM. Thanks for sharing, Marianne!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  9. what a fab CAS card ,love the butterfly
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  10. Love your colorful butterfly on this fab CAS card! Thanks for joining our Spooled Items challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  11. This is a fab CAS card. Love the details with the twine and embossed butterfly. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  12. Saw your card on MIM. I like how the different colors on the butterfly pop from the brown background.

  13. love the beautiful butterfly :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday.

  14. What a lovely card. Thank for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey

  15. Such a pretty butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday