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Thursday, 4 May 2017

A host of Butterflies...

Happy Thursday,

A simple to make but complex looking card for today which involves just cutting one die four times to make all the main elements!



I stared by cutting the inner die from the Sue Wilson cascading butterflies die into a piece of deep cocoa foundation card.  I then backed this with a pice embossed with the braided vines A4 embossing folder with the pattern highlighted using copper gilding polish.



I framed the background with a set made form the Noble double pierced squares set A and B and mounted it onto a few layers of the tan, papyrus and deep cocoa foundation card to make this 8x8"

Next I cut the cascading butterflies twice from a piece of tan card to give me the tan butterflies .  I then simply arranged the butterflies in a cascade across the front by sticking them only in the centres and folded out the wings.

Finally I added bronze 3D pearl accents from cosmic shimmer in the centres of the butterflies.

Enjoy...

39 comments:

  1. Morning John.
    Just beautiful thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

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  2. Hi John
    Another great idea with this die. I was lucky enough to win this die and I'm also grateful for new ideas of how to use my dies. This card would look great in so many different colours.
    Chris xx

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  3. Lovely card John. Joycex

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  4. wow john this is fantabulous xx

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  5. Morning John, this certainly has the wow factor, love it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  6. Hi John, a brilliant card, I am a sucker for butterflies, so right up my street, and the unusual colour combo just works. Have a great day. Bx

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  7. Morning John, what a great card I love it.
    Nancyd xx

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  8. Hi John
    WOW this card is butterfly heaven. It's Gorgeous.
    Jan

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  9. Hi John l love anything with butterflys a great combo of colours its gorgeous .
    Catherine xx

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  10. Oh wow John this is a stunning card those butterflies are so pretty. I think I need that die. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  11. WOW-stunning card. Great for a special occasion.

    Michele

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  12. Blimey John - a bit of the Phill Martin's about that! Why use one butterfly when 100 will do? Just joking - it's lovely. Must have taken you ages to do it. xx

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  13. What a plethora of butterflies!
    Jan
    Northampton

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  14. Hi John. This card definitely has the WOW factor. So unusual you just want to sit and look at it. Love Rosemarie X

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  15. Good morning John, this certainly is a wow card.
    Marion S x

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  16. Morning John,
    Love your butterfly card, beautiful.
    Lydia
    X

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  17. Love this one John
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxx

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  18. Wow don't think I have ever seen so many butterflies on a card. It's really different and I like.

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  19. Hi John

    I love this 'host of butterflies' as much as I like seeing a 'host of golden daffodils'. So beautiful indeed

    June x

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  20. Rose in Chester4 May 2017 at 11:50

    Hi John,
    Fabulous card, right up my street. Those cascading butterflies are so very versatile, I've got dozens of them already but these recent dies are my favourites...
    Hugs, Rose

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  21. This card is amazing John. I love butterflies and have this die. Couldn't not. Love the way you have used it. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  22. Stunning simply stunning, thank you for sharing.
    Take care, Jess Watson xx

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  23. Hi John
    Wow what a stunner of a card today really love it especially if they love Butterflies too.
    Have a good day
    Sharon
    xxx

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  24. Hi John​, not sure about this card. I like butterflies but find this card a bit too much, not sure if it's the background that is too busy or just too many butterflies
    Wendyx

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous John Kate x

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  26. Hi John, a fabulous card today and I love those butterfly dies and you layout is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  27. Not sure about this one I'm afraid, John. Love the background piece but a bit much on top for me. Sorry.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  28. Hi John. Love this card with the flock (if that is the right word) of butterflies.

    Lisbeth

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  29. Oh John I love all these flutterbys. Beautiful card.
    Love Valxxx

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  30. Hi John
    Love the card as I just love butterflies. This card looks so complicated. But will read the instructions again to make sure I understood them correctly.

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  31. Wow beautiful card john x love all the butterflies and gorgeous colours x thankyou x
    Theresa w x

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  32. Hi John stunning card I love the butterflies

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  33. Hello John, Beautiful card! I'm late again ! Sorry!
    Love Myra

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  34. Hi John sorry I'm so late
    Gorgeous card. Butterfly's are my absolutely favourite.
    Will definitely give this a go as I have this die. Thank you John
    Hug's Lynda xx

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  35. Eh up John
    I'm in the not sure camp I'm afraid. I like the general design but there's a few too many butterflies for me.
    Ang x

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  36. Hi John
    Love this explosion of butterflies fantastic card!
    Regards
    Heather R Oxfordshire

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