Thursday, November 7, 2019

Butterflies, Anyone?

This is not a large card, just the size of the Hot Chocolate cup and whipped cream.  I rather hated to give it away today.   I cut 2 cups and cut the handle off on the back flap.  The paper worked out perfectly.

I had a request for a card or something to stand on a desk that had a butterfly or several with one rising up freeing itself.  My daughter-in-law wanted something that she can see as herself breaking out of MS and flying free.  This card went with the multimedia project I made (below the cup).  This butterfly is one of many on the project.  I am also showcasing my main project below this card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Hot Chocolate die 
Butterflies by Echo Park on my Cameo die cut machine
Vagabond die cut machine for ECD dies
Paper - World Traveler 6" X 6" paper pad

I'm entering the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop here

It's very simple, but I rather like it.

I took a folder that opened from the top, put an 8 1/2 X 11 inch Sticky Canvas on the top, cut it down to about 7 inches wide and 9 1/2 inches long.  I glued another folder on the inside of the first folder to strengthen it so this can stand on its own and it Does!  I have never used canvas before, but used the acrylic colors directly on the sticky canvas, white, gray and sky blue to give a background of land and sky.  Using my Cameo, I cut an Echo Park buttery and what I believe is a Silhouette butterfly numerous times.   I took three Copic markers in yellows and reds.  My daughter-in-law likes Autumn colors, so that's how I chose my colors.  I'm happy with the results.

Butterflies by Echo Park and Silhouette cut on my Cameo die cut machine
Copic colors wings - R24, Y08, Y38, YR09 & body - R39
Acrylic paints in gray, white and sky blue
Sticky back canvas
Cameo die cut machine  


Billie A said...

Awesome cup and love the butterfly and color. Perfect for the coffee lovers hop.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so fabulous!

New Creations said...

This is great, love the butterfly with pop up inside!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh wow - what a unique coffee card! Love it!

Becca Yahrling said...

Oh, these are both just fabulous! I definitely want whatever is in that yummy cuppa joe!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those cards are awesome. I love the pretty butterflies.

Suzanne H said...

These are so beautiful. I hope your daughter-in-law is inspired everyday to rise up.

Fikreta said...

thats so adorable!
Hello from Coffee Lovers blog hop!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty! Great job!

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Arlene. Such a sweet card.

Kathyk said...

WOW! Fab makes, love the shaped card but the dramatic colour combination of the second is just super


Shelly said...

So awesome!

ionabunny said...

The cup is fab and I love those bright butterflies against the subdued background. Awesome. Hugz