Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Glittery Butterflies

 Hello my crafty friends!  Today's offering is a fun and different sort of card, almost a clean and simple (CAS) look to it.  I started by picking four shades of blue card of varying hues to use.  I cut them into two inch strips then tore the paper on one of the sides.   I used a piece of copy paper to keep the thickness to a minimum and I taped them onto the copy paper with the torn edges showing on all of them.  Using the solid die shape from the Les Papillons one set, I cut three apertures, slightly moving the shape to give a floating feeling to the butterflies.  I ran the die through the machine twice for each cut to ensure that all the detail cut completely.   I backed my aperture with a piece of white glitter card to add a bit of the bling showing through my butterflies.   Remember, you will also have three butterfly shapes that have a matching look to them that you can use on another card too.  On a piece of coconut white card, I stamped my sentiment using a black archival ink pad.  I glued my aperture to my white background card to the side of my sentiment.  I used my fingers to roll the edges of the torn pieces of card to add some texture and interest to my card too.  I added this piece with some foam to a double white mat with a pierced edge to finish my card.  This would work well in any colour scheme or even with flower dies too.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x








164 comments:

Pam said...

As you say a very casual card today but I would think ideal for "teenage" type of cards, or for someone who likes less fussy cards.

auscrafts said...

I like this card not too fussy

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
very clever card. I did the other cut our butterfly card u did, think i may try this one too.
Love the rough edges.
Yes really like it .
born again spellbinder
Nadine xx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Morning sue i love this card when it was on c&c. I had ago at this and it turned out great I did it in pinks for my nieces birthday and shes 19 and she loved it. It was so easy to do. Take care Sue xxxx

Debs Artliff

Karen R said...

Very difference but I really like the effect, where do you get your ideas? I love the texture of the rough edges

Eemeli said...

Fabulous cas card and you could change this into so many different variations with your punches/dies and by changing the color scheme. But I love what you have done and it doesn't hurt to choose my favorite color blue :)

Hugs, Eemeli

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the torn edge look, you seem to have the nack of making them look good, they just look a mess when I try it. Linda xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I really liked this card when it was on C&C, it's one that would work in so many colours and die shapes, love it! Carole Z X

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, great card so invenive , love the CAS look.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

Simple effective card, lovely apt sentiment, gorgeous blues. Like it.

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I like the idea with the torn paper .... very simple but effective. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love this card, so simply it's brilliant. We all need a less formal card from time to time. I can see it working in most colours.
Gail C x

Missmizog said...

I love this card. Just right for youngsters.
Sue

Susan White said...

Simple card today, but no less effective for the simplicity. I really like the texture to the layers.

Thanks Susan

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I really like this idea, will have to give it a try, maybe with different colour combos as well. Bx

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Might try it later. Sally

maxine h said...

Good morning Sue. Loving the simplicity of todays card but the effect is still great. Would work with all colours and lots of dies a chance to really have a play lol.
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A great card to use up those strips of card that sit in my ever growing bit box.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Joesgrandma said...

This is different. Like it very much!

Laura O said...

like this a lot ,do like the simple feel to it.Laura O

Annie said...

As you say CAS It's fresh and unfussy. Love the rolled edges. So many possibilities. Thanks Sue
Hugs Annie

Anonymous said...

Great Card as usual love from Sam x

Heather said...

I really like this card as it is trendy and suitable for a youngster as well as an adult. Really different Sue but very pretty never the less.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love it, CAS like you say and easily adapted to suit different peoples tastes.

Donna Jones

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I am not quite so keen on this one, it's maybe a bit too casual for my taste. Love the blues though. I understand what Ladock girl is saying. I have the same problem! Hope you are still relaxing with your family. Take care.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I love the left over butterflies. x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - definitely different.
Rgs
Clare W

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh this is different and I like it

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm on the fence with this one, I'm afraid. I love the colours, the rolled edges and the die-cuts but slightly too-unfussy for me, being the 'more is more' girlie that I am ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sathya said...

Such an awesome card!!!! LOVE It!!!!

karenlotty said...

Love it! One of my favourites CAS which I love! And definitely one I will try & make for my friends & family I'm not a fussy bow type of person

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I think would be ideal for a younger female really great and love the different butterflies.
Beverley W

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, love this card. Would work well for any Female occasion. Hugs xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love the Butterflies and the torn paper, Pretty card !
LoveMarg

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a wonderful idea - I love this colour combo and the format - I would never have thought of tearing card and then putting dies onto it. This is a must try - I have to confess that it is out of my comfort zone but as a friend of mine always says 'always look out of the box'.
Janet x

Maryann said...

Well if I wasn´t too keen about your card yesterday, then I can say, that I absolutely LOVE todays. I just LOVE both the colors and the butterflies and also glitter and bling, so this is just so me and I absolutely love every little detail on this one here todday. Outstanding work Sue.

Anne Crawford said...

Not too sure of this one but still worth a try!

Rose in Chester said...

Absolutely B-E-A-U-T-T-I-F-U-L
Can't say any more
Don't hurry back, weather here is bloody rubbish

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely idea. Really pretty. Will have to have a go at this.

Val in Spain xxx

Liz said...

What a lovely card and completely different than normal

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Another great card and one, I think, for the younger generation? Fabulous...

June x

kimberley said...

I watched you demonstrate this one on c&c and liked it then Sue.I had forgotten about it so thanks for the reminder,take care,x.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, do like the look of this card, simple and elegant!
Love Jean xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue not sure about this one ,not keen on the tearing .
Love Marion

petlady said...

Morning Sue,love this card,Plain but simple and eye catching.Love IT! Sandra xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card pretty colours I like the torn edges. Must try this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jane said...

Young and fresh, really affective .

Jane xx

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue. Another gorgeous card - beautiful in the blues but other colour combinations would work well. Enjoy your day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, Liked this when I saw it on the show. I like this effect might have a go using pinks.
By changing the colours this could easily be change to be a mans card.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue

This is really simple but effective. I love it.

Carol B

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Loved this when you demoed on C&C would look just as lovely in other colours.
May give this a go for my granddaughters birthday.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Sandybee said...

Not so sure on this one Sue, although I do think it would be good for a teenage girl

xx Sandra

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Morning Sue,
I'm on the fence with this one, I'm afraid dont know why tho oh well perhaps it will grow on me

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A very different card and I like it. Very different for you, but I love the torn edges.
Audrey x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love this not all bows and fuss type of card . Love the bows too but nice to have something different)

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue

Lacelady said...

How refreshing, I expect that is the blue which makes me feel that way. I don't have a solid butterfly die, which is a shame, so I might have to acquire one!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a wonderful card - I haven't ween it before - very cleverly make - ideal card for all ages
hus
carol xx

Carol H said...

Love the CAS look, great card,

nancyd said...

Morning Sue love todays cards and it would look great in any colour combo saw you demo it on c & c
and when you explain how it look very easy not as complicated as finizhed card looks.
Nancyd xx

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Hm, undecided about this card very casual like the rough edges though.

Anonymous said...

Very clever card Sue, but I'm not too sure about making this one myself as I'm not a lover of the torn look. Love the colour combination though and the use of the beads. YvonneMayxx

Clare said...

Lovely card, I don't often do ripped edges - looks too messy for me but I like the effect you've created.

Clare x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I have made this one after seeing your demo on C&C and the person I gave it to absolutely loved it. I have also made it using different colours and dies all looked great thanks for the idea.
Hugs x

hazel said...

Morning Sue i love this card saw you demo it on c&c, would look nice in any colour pink springs to mind xx hazel

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, I like this card, it's really different. The torn edges ar e a clever idea and I like the gradation in the colours. Have a great day. ,maddy x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Well, this is different. It's simple, fresh and unfussy. Great for teenage age group. Must give this a go.
Erica x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Liked this card when I saw it on C&C's. x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very different card and very pretty. I can see it in other shades as well. Very effective.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, i saw this card on C&C and liked it then. It's quite a simple card to make but really effective. Have a great day Hugs Sonia x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, this is a WOW! card. I think it could qualify for 'Clean And Simple'. I am certainly going to give this one a go. Great idea for using up all those scraps we keep! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maggie said...

Hello saw you demo this card and made a mental note to remember it. Now don't have to thanks to your fabulous blog. Have a lovely day. xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card, love the aperture idea and it works well. Love it. Emma

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, butterflies never go wrong.
Keep up the the inspiration you give us.
Take care, Jess

foxyg said...

Beautiful card Sue. Loveley idea.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I like the idea and technique of this card. I like the fact that there will be butterflies left to use on another card. I would love to see those butterflies that you cut. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Z said...

I love this card so unusual i saw you do this on tv rearly good idea Jean Z xx

Jackie Calvert said...

I really like this card, Simple and unfussy, but looking good.

AnneRD said...

Lovely card, super technique. Anne x

Anonymous said...

I love this, very different to your usual style but beautiful

Mol x

Celina Dee said...

It's a lovely offering to us as always

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely unfussy card today, loe the sentiment.
Margaret L

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A lovely card today, love the CAS look, definately one to try. Really like the torn edges and the cascading butterflies. Would be great in other colour combos and ideal for all age groups. Hope you are still relaxing with your family.
Have agreat day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I like it when you do something really different to mix it up and to,provide something new. This card is great fun.

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Sorry but im not keen on this one. Its just not pretty enough for me. Stuck in my ways i'm afraid, not into torn paper.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Saw this one on C&C and thought it really clean and crisp, as you and others have said it would work in other colour ways for any occasion, even bereavement, will definitely give this one a try, (thank you for bring it back to us).
LOve Brenda Lel x

Janice said...

What a lovely and unusual idea. Brilliant x Janice x

Janice said...

What a lovely and unusual idea. Brilliant x Janice x

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Another card on my list to try. Unusual but like it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, this is really effective. Like the look.

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Marianna Hammer said...

A simple but very effective card. A great idea, which can be used with many different dies and colors. Thanks for the inspiration :)

howdy said...

simple but sooo pretty.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, you are so clever! Another way of using up my left-over paper. So versatile too. Thank you!

Hugs, Belinda x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A very effective card yet simple Love it Sue xXx

Jill Liddle said...

Love the card but am not a bluey person so would use yellow, purple or green.

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
A brilliant idea, very effective and would work in all sorts of ways. I don't have the butterfly dies, but might try with another shapeability. Food for thought.
Sue

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I like this one its so different and unusual, It combines the sea and countryside all in one go.
Love Carol x

salem said...

lovelly card love color

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Not really my cup of tea, I'm not into the torn look but can appreciate the beauty of the card.
Love Jan x x

Lizzie Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
I love this card when i saw it on CC and did it in a diff colour way 3 shades of pink and was quite please
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

nannapat said...

I saw this card on C&C and thought it was gorgeous. Will definitely have a go at this design. Pat x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Sue, they sure do look like they are floating and beautiful blue hues too. I love the sentiment.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the card, simple but effective.

Hope you are well

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

kimmie_35 said...

I love this... what a very clever card, Sue.
Hugs
Kim M
x

Christine said...

Clever idea, great as it is, and so adaptable.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Liz said...

What a clever idea and so different

Vie Carter said...

a very cleaver idea Sue

would look good in many other colours also

will give it a go

Vie
x

lynda said...

great card for a teenager very different style.Hugs Lynda xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful Butterfly card. I keep forgetting that you can use the negative side of the cut out dies.I usually through them away.Will have to remember this in future..Take carex

Charmayne Ferrier Brown said...

So elegant and pretty. Would be a great card for a young woman!

Natasha said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, i love this one. Oh and thanks for the parcel it arrived earlier this week, so much wonderful stuff to play with. Take care darl. xNx

Ita said...

Hi Sue not a card I would make ,I do not like the torn edge, but love the way you did the buterflys and the glitter underneath.
Smiles
Ita

dragonswing said...

I love it!! Blue is my color and I love the way you layered the different colors. I like the torn edges. Thank you--I don't think I
would have thought to do a card like this but I really like it.

cebelica said...

Great idea. Hugs! xx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, So, so different and very CAS. Think it is very cleverly done and just goes to show how talanted you are. Love it...

Love June

xx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, I love the simplicity of it, beautiful.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, I love the simplicity of it, beautiful.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

tracy w said...

Hello sue love the butterfles and the colour you have used on this card thankyou tracy w x

Paper Junkie said...

This is so different from your usual style Sue - but I do like it! X

CraftyJo said...

Another innovative idea - thanks for the inspiration Sue, it's lovely.

Victoria said...

I think that this is a card that looks better when viewed from a metre or so, because you can see the overall effect. Very different and inventive.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this was one of my favourite C&C demo cards. It is so fun & different. Thanks for the inspiration. With love & light Theresa. H

Meg said...

I like the torn paper effect but would have like it if the butterflies were cut out and on top of the strips.

Margaret O
xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a great idea for a card!! Nice and easy to make.Thanks for all your inspiration..:) have a great eve..xxx

stella wright said...

Not my type of card not in to torncards but i like butterflys and glitter

iggy said...

nice one. &&&&&&&&& vey very different for you....like it.

Lelly Jelly said...

Pretty and my favourite colours!x

magpie said...

This is a lovely card Sue. I like how you've used four different shades of blue & the glitter card behind the butterfly apertures makes it pop. The more you look at it the more stunning it is. The sentiment is a beautiful one too. I was only looking at the one that I have last night! Lovely Sue xx Love Karen xx

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,
What a lovely card - i really like the different shades of colour and the glitter card makes the butterfly pop.
Really liking the sentiment to.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sue C said...

I agree with Pam, this is a good teenage card xx

sued99 said...

Absolutely love this card. Saw it on TV and thought it was great then too.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow Sue! I love it, my fav colour too. Great work with the butterflies and paper. Sorry not been commenting, finding it hard to sit and type for long. Take care Zo xx

Janice K said...

A simple but effective card, great for the younger family members. x

Becky Dunham said...

Ok Sue, you have totally blown my mind with this one! Such a "simple" technique and yet it has such an impact! I can't wait to try this! You are such an inspiration to me :)

Barbara said...

Brilliant card Sue, love the colours. Dont know how you come up with so many unique ideas. You never know what to expect on this blog, everyday a different card!!!

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Hi Sue
I love this card -butterflies are always a favourite for me this card is gorgeous and unusual which is something I love.
The blue cardstock sets off the butterflies wonderfully and I love the glitter card peeping through really sets it off.
I agree that this would definitely look even better with flowers and maybe a little bit of ribbon to one side.
I love the sentiment too where did you find it?

Best wishes and thank you for your inspirational cards.
Katie-Lou sweetlove

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
I love the butterfly dies, a butterfly can say a lot of different things on a card! todays card has a great modern look, can be used for all ages! I will definetly give this a try!
Hope you are enjoying the Florida weather.
Hugs
Sandra Riley

Malou said...

This is a lovely butterfly card.

Sue Parish said...

Thanks Sue,
Definitely one to try while the snowy weather's giving me extra crafting time!
Sue xx

Su said...

Love butterflies, love this idea - thanks for sharing it!

Su (Soop)

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Love the other cutout butterfly card. Not too sure of this one, not saying I don't like it though.
Love Marion X

melody said...

Hi Sue, love the butterfly die, just got the new set of 10 dies an the new butterfly ones are in with the set, the blues look great together, another lovely card. Hugs Melody xXx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

I love this card - another one to have a go at.

Diana

adrymrry said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card - clean and crisp.
Love your attention to detail like the way you've turned back the edges of the torn paper and the butterflies just had to be glittery to make them pop.

Keep up the fab work, xx
Audrey, (Scotland)

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Hi Sue,
I love this one, so different and with a modern feel.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another success story I love it
Theresa

Jessica Taylor said...

Beautiful! What a fun idea, I love the multi-colors with the rough edges.

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