Wednesday 1 April 2015

Butterfly In The House

     This month at the House Of Cards we have 'Add a butterfly or use the colours' challenge, if you wish you can do both.
     I have opted for a simple card this month, I felt the sentiment lent itself to a basic design. It is a stamp set from Heartfelt Creations called Hydrangea Posy, it comes as rubber on cling mount and pre cut.
     I have stamped in Archival Ink Jet Black and embossed in clear, I also stamped a small spare piece of card so I could cut out one flower. The single coloured flower has been painted with Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Ink Lilac Blue on the front and a blue alcohol marker on the back. Once cut out and stuck on to the flower head I have glued a small pearl in the middle.
     The butterfly is a Sizzix Mover and Shaper die cut in white card, then stamped in Archival Black using a JustRite background stamp, embossed in clear and painted with Cosmic Shimmer Midnight Blue drawing ink. I have glued three tiny pearls down the body of the butterfly after colouring the back with a blue alcohol marker.
     The main image panel is mounted on mauve pearl paper and then on to a white card blank, with the flower and butterfly being added at the end.
     We would love you to join us at the House Of Cards with your interpretation of this challenge, you have a month to come up with a card that has a butterfly or fits the colour challenge or both.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Come Fly With Me
Mod Squad - Tic Tac Toe (Butterfly,Die Cut, Dimension)


  1. WOW!!! That butterfly is absolutely mesmerizing!!! I simply LOVE your design and the idea behind popping with color only one tiny flower! Gorgeous and genius! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Beautiful cardl Love the butterfly and additional flower. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Come Fly With Me" challenge.

  3. BEAUTIFUL! What a great design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Rocky, this is STUNNING! I adore the beautiful blue you used and I love the "spotlights" of color! Fabulous! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  5. Hi Rocky! I love the gorgeous hydreangea with that one little pop of blue flower! Beautiful card! Have a great day!

  6. Okay this is just beautiful. I love the one blue flower, goes perfectly with the sentiment! You did a gorgeous job on this card.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and for playing along with our "Come Fly With Me" challenge. Have a great day!
    Lisa B.
    DT Member
    Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. What a cute idea! I have that exact stamp and have colored it exactly once because I got overwhelmed with the number of blossoms. LOL

    HOC DT Teamie

  8. Fabulous card, great idea to highlight one flower and butterfly, so stunning! Donna HOC DT

  9. How all of you made some fantastic cards. Love your as well.

    HOC DT

  10. Gorgeous card Rocky, I love that fabulous blue butterfly!
    Tammy x

  11. Hallo Rocky...
    I adore that you only colored one tiny flower on your card and that color of butterfly is the same one ADORABLE AND GREAT IDEA
    love the concept of your card..
    See you on my butterfly card teammate
    hugs, Monika (HOC DT)

  12. I love the black image with the one blue flower and butterfly popped up. Striking design. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad challenge this week.

  13. Love this, but I had struggled to not want to color that beautiful image as I love to color hehehe.
    Ma :) HOC DT

  14. Lovely card! Love the concept!
    HOC DT

  15. Lovely card Rocky, the embossing is fab!
    Lorry :o) xx

  16. Very clean and simple in the best possible way! Very pretty card!

  17. I just love your color combination! It's so pretty and bold! Very pretty!
    Take care,
    Michele, HOC teamie

  18. What a beautiful card, and I so love your gorgeous butterfly. Great idea using just one hydrangea flower for the sentiment. TFS Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

  19. Hi Rocky, so sorry for my late visit....stunning card - that butterfly is simply gorgeous and this one blue Hydrangea flower add such a nice touch!

  20. Gorgeous CAS card! Love the pop of color from the flower and butterfly!
    Ruza ~ HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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