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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Butterflies and Doily Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 37

I made this card for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 37 - White on White

I still don't have many Cheery Lynn Dies, only four, and one I can't use because the company I ordered them from sent me the wrong size angel wings for my butterflies. (I was very careful to choose the right ones, but it was a month or so later, when I went to use them that I realized they had sent me the small wings instead of small #2. Too late to exchange them).

Anyway, as I build my collection, I am trying to make the most beautiful cards I can with what I've got! :-) I love kaleidoscopes, so I decided to use my new Kiwi Spirit Doily, and my Exotic Butterflies Small #2 to make a kaleidoscopic design. I used Core'dinations white pearl paper for the whole card. For the base, I made the card 5x5. The card definitely needed a lacy edge, but since I don't have an edge die yet, I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page, and punched around a piece of 5x5 paper. I mounted that dimensionally on the card.

Next, I die cut the Kiwi Doily and mounted that dimensionally with the four central ovals facing diagonally toward the corners. I wanted the butterfly antennae to be on either side of the ovals. I punched out a bunch of each style of butterflies, and tried them on the paper until I found an arrangement I was happy with.

I still don't have any Cheery Lynn flower dies, so I used a flower I made by stacking Prima flower parts and adding stamens to them. Imagine how much more beautiful this would have been if I had real Cheery Lynn flower dies!.

The last step was coloring the butterflies' bodies and antennae with Krylon 18K Gold. I decided that they needed more dimension, so I put Buttercup Liquid Pearls on the bodies, added it to the flower stamens so they would match better, and used it to make fake pearls around the border.

12 comments:

Myrna said...

Kathi
Wow you did an exquisite job with the tools you had at hand. The Cheery Lynn designs are so gorgeous. They are on my wish list. lol
Myrna
thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a great comment.

Sasha said...

Beautiful butterfly kaleidoscope, Kathi. I love those dies you used, such a unique and pretty way to use them, too. Gorgeous card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Kathi!! I love the colors and the butterflies and doily!!
Hugs,
Chris

Shelley said...

You have made this card with only a few of the dies and its gorgeous, I love the way you have centered the Butterflies, just gorgeous.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just gorgeous! What a fabulous creation using what you have on hand! Well done!
Darlene
DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful card! Elegant and very original!! Love it!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card and I love how you've arranged the butterflies. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.
hugs

Monia said...

Beautiful and delicate card :)Looks like doily, I love it :)

JD said...

Very pretty!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Beautiful card, Kathi. It is such a lovely design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Jodi said...

super cute!!! great use of the dies that you do have!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

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