Wednesday, April 3, 2013

# Alison # Borders

Freshwater Butterflies


Hi Everyone :)  Alison here today.  Well we put the clocks forward in the UK last weekend, and it was like someone had switched the light on, and it instantly I felt as if spring was finally coming! :)
 
Now we have a new challenge this week of 'Back to Nature', and as Cheery Lynn Designs make so many wonderful, delicate and pretty bugs and butterflies, I couldnt wait to get started on this card.
 
I used a 6 x 6 blank card base and all the dies were cut with American Crafts textured cardstock - my favourite for clean and crisp cuts.  I used a sheet of freshwater green paper as my backing and added an overlay of Chicken Wire, edged with the Lady Kate Border.  I concealed the join using the really versatile Expandable Tiny Borders - these are ace!.
 
I added 2 Tropical Flourish dies to the chicken wire and then the gorgeous Exotic Butterfly.  I usually add butterflies, bugs, or dragonflies to many of my projects, but I really wanted to make this beauty centre stage - its such a classic design.  I cut 3 of the smaller versions of this butterfly for the border, and added a couple of blooms to the flourishes, and a tag to finish. 
 
All dies used on this card are:

FRM 144 - Chicken Wire
B278 - Lady Kate Edger
DL116 - Exotic Butterfly Medium #3
DL116A - Medium Angel Wing
DL112AB - Small Exotic Butterflies #1
B127 - Tropical Flourish
B259 - Daisy Strip
B188 - Embellishment #2 - Build a Flower Series
B261 - Tags 2
B215 - Expandable Tiny Borders.

I really enjoyed making this card, and I hope you find time to join us over at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week too.  Dont forget there is also fresh inspiration from the rest of the talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog.
 
Have a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting today,

6 comments:

  1. So pretty love the soft blues with the white.

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  2. What a beautiful card! Love the soothing combination for that freshwater green with all white over it. Fabulous creation!

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  3. Your card is beautiful! Love the glitter on the butterfly! Gorgeous!

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