Friday, March 7, 2014

Butterfly Buttoned and Bowed

Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge this go round is the 3 B's

Butterflies, Buttons and Bows

I had some bits and pieces laying around that hadn't made it onto cards.

I put them together and here's what I found.


My button is faux.  I hope that's OK.  It keeps it flat for mailing.

But there's still some dimension that I think will regular postage rate.


The card is Sahara Sand not gray but I can't get it to look tan in the photos.


Everything is a snippet so off I go to
Even the card blank is a cast off.  I hope the design doesn't fall off.
There's a stamping mistake underneath it.

says COLOR ME PRETTY 
use markers/pencils/etc. on your card.
I used markers to color the butterfly.

says 3-2-1 
Use 3 of something (3 colors of cardstock), 2 of something (2 stamps), and 
1 of something (1 button)

asks for Cute/Shabby with a button

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Best of Butterflies, French Script (retired)
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Tuxedo Black (Memento), SU Markers (So Saffron, Tangerine Tango) I think
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Other:  Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Hemp Twine (Michaels)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



38 comments:

Hettie said...

Glad you found these bits and put them together. This card is gorgeous. Love the orange butterfly, in case you hadn't noticed I do seem to like orange!
I am glad you recycle your mistakes too! I am not alone!
Hugs
xx

Deepti said...

This is stunning :) u can play this at House of cards they have a challenge which requires u to add a button !!

Irene said...

Bonnie, your card is brilliant. I love the vibrant butterfly against the soft background colour, and your added touch of black.
luv
irene
xxxx

Benzi said...

Gorgeous butterfly, Bonnie. I love your card...way to get in some challenges.

LeAnne said...

Beautiful!

Annette Elliott said...

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Irish Cherokee said...

This card has class. CAS but elegantly composed. Beautiful creation Bonnie.

Cynthia said...

Love that butterfly!!! Gorgeous card, Bonnie!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What Gorgeous card Bonnie!!! Love the bright color of the butterfly :)

jimlynn said...

Pure perfection and so lovely.
Lynn

Sue - said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Glad I'm not the only one that uses the other side of stamping mistakes!

SARN said...

LOVE this card Bonnie. Beautiful butterfly. Love the flat faux button too. Good idea for the postage.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karren said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! The subtle background is perfect for that beautiful butterfly!

Mynn xx said...

I LOVE the faux button! I like your thinking--it's good to be able to mail your creations! :) This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS and happy weekend! Mynn xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, your beautiful butterfly really pops off the page, Cathy x

Bobby said...

The butterfly is beautiful. I love that the card just "fell" into your hands.

MaryH said...

Simply super elegant and so well designed! Love it! I read that on Mrs A's post that faux buttons were ok. I'm hoping I can get something done & submitted, but still working on green stuff! That is _some_ coloring on that beautiful butterfly too! He looks _So_ real! Way to go! TFS & Hugs

Mrs A. said...

I was hoping when I requested a button that some of you would use a faux button and you have!! Brilliant. I love that vibrant butterfly, such a gorgeous colour. Thank you for fluttering by #2. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Judy V said...

Very pretty card! Love the butterfly! So glad you joined us at House of Cards!

Greta said...

You just took bits & piece & came out with this?! Gorgeous card, Bonnie!

Dragon said...

Lovely sophisticated card Bonnie

Doris said...

This card is another beauty! The bow even mimics the shape of the butterfly. French Script is one of those stamps I will never part with--it's the perfect background in so many ways. I've done faux buttons on some of my cards for the same reason. A little glossy accents or clear embossing makes it look more real without adding postage. And the butterfly--you colored it brilliantly (no pun intended :)

Di said...

Just perfect Bonnie, that butterfly is fabulous!

Hugs, Di xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous butterfly, the white pops the colour so well :) Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

Faith A said...

What an effective card, love the ideas you have here.

Brenda said...

Oh Bonnie, this card is so elegant and beautiful! I am loving that butterfly-looks so real with your coloring too. Your faux button looks real in the pic, but they are perfect for mailing. Love that Sahara Sand paper color, I think I might have to get me some of it. lol Fabulous card Bonnie. Hugs

Sandy said...

One beautiful butterfly for one beautiful card!
sandy xx

Traci Rancier said...

The butterfly is very eye catching. Just beautiful!

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty. Love the pop of the bright orange. And I always think that script is THE perfect backdrop for a butterfly ... so elegant. The twine and button give the card a little bit of whimsy. :) Loll xx

scrappymo! said...

This is lovely Bonnie! It has a fabulous look to it.
I think the faux buttons are going to be very popular again due to rising postage rates!

Pippa said...

I really like this card, the simple background makes that beautiful butterfly stand out.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is SO striking, Bonnie! I can't tear my eyes away. That button might be faux, but that butterfly looks totally real!! You have once again just rocked these challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

JD/ Jill said...

Stunning card!

Donna Nuce said...

Love your bright colored butterfly against the soft neutral background. Don't you love it when you can use up bits and pieces on your craft desk? Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge Blog.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice! That butterfly almost looks real, like it could flit off at any moment.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh so pretty. :) Hey, maybe you know this already (probably you do) but I hear there's a new-ish butterfly challenge somewhere on the 'net. This would be perfect over there!

artekatie said...

so nice card, simple and stunning! feel free to join my challenge on http://artekatie.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/30-birthday-challenge/

Mariken said...

Very pretty card, I love the colors!
Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!
Mariken xx