Sunday 18 May 2014

Project 155: Melon, Lime and Silver butterfly challenge

This weekend I was able to have a Skype playdate with Claire and it was awesome. I wish I could have playdates face to face like we used to but this is a good alternative with the long distance. Plus we still get to chat, craft and drink wine so all the important elements are there !

The headline card was the combination of two challenges we wanted to do together - Color Throwdown's combination this week and an adaptation of this pin featuring butterflies and embossing.

I decided to make the background for the embossing the melon color and used a swirly pattern that was reminiscent of the pin. I tried using a houndstooth folder to make it a bit retro to start and it was way too busy. So I scrapped that piece and stuck with swirls. Swirls work much better.

The top of the card is a border punch that my mom bought for me (with Claire's guidance) and I love it. This is its first outing. A bit of practice is needed to get it straight but I love the pattern.

The butterflies are punched from lime card stock and a grey moroccan tile paper. I creased the center to give them tha 3D effect and put silver glitter glue down the middle for that metalic effect. I added the greeting (this is Fiskars, I think...) and thought it could work for a thank you or a birthday.

Claire's take on it is beautiful with mixed size die-cut butterflies and patterned papers. Love the folder she chose as well.

A great double effort from our playdate I think.


  1. Now I feel silly, as I didn't link up to your version :( I love the swirly embossing on your card, I think the embossing has worked out much better for you here. Loving the remote playdate action - face to face would be better..but hey remote is pretty sweet too. Hope date night was good. Cx

  2. Very pretty! Love that row of butterflies! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

  3. Lovely card! Love the butterflies and embossed background! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  4. Great CASE and great use of the colors and theme! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  5. Such beautiful use of the colors...I'm lovin all the butterflies!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!


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