Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Butterflies and babies...

Remember my post about the banner and photo booth accessories I made for the baby shower?
Here is the card I made for my daughters to give to their friend that day.

My brief was keep the colours to black, white and hot pink and not to make a traditional baby card!

I thought I had saved one of the black rhinestone Eiffel Tower embellies from the banner, but looked everywhere and could not find it.  Arggggh! I think I may have vacuumed it up when I cleaned the room after creating the banner.

My mind was a blank and time was running out.  Then I remembered the beautiful butterfly cards and envelopes that were given to me by Di of Pixies Crafty Workshop.
I decided to use the Stampin' Up sizzlets textured butterfly die and cut them out of the snippets of the Bazzil dotted, hot pink, card stock that I used for the banner. The butterfly edged cards were just a tad too small to carry the weight of all those butterflies so I sliced the card in half and used the front of the card like a fancy mat.
I love these butterfly cards and it was so hard to cut into it,  but I think the finished result looks good on this card. I had one leftover butterfly from the banner. Sadly it was plain black, but I used it anyway. In retrospect, I wish I had stamped and embossed it with white ink, but time was of the essence that day.

I decided to use graphite coloured rhinestones for the bodies of the butterflies and I think it helps tie together that plain black butterfly I layered in. I wanted to use a very teensy, self inking stamp I have that says "precious" in tiny print. I would have stamped it in the bottom left hand corner...but this idea was vetoed!

Once finished with Di's fancy butterfly "mat", I mounted that on another snippet of the dotted Bazzil and then mounted that on a snippet of black card before attaching to the white card base.

I used one of my favourite baby sentiment stamps for the inside and tried to tie the colours in from the card front.

The black and white damask paper bag beside my card holds a little black, white and pink dress I gave for the gift. I also wrapped a package of newborn diapers in hot pink wrapping paper!
The hot pink picture frames were used for the names of the food items on the buffet table. I tucked one in beside my gift to show you all.

No recipe today as I have basically already told you the supplies I used!

I am entering this card in the following challenges.
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Sparkles Monthly Challenge - butterflies or fairies


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Maureen its fab it really pops! Love the little frame too! Susan x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful butterflies card.

Di said...

Hi there Mo! What brilliant use of the butterfly card front - works a treat and I love the whole card. especially with that lovely hot pink and black. Very classy!

Hugs, Di xx

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous card and gift bag too. Your butterfly "mat" looks absolutely terrific. Have a good day Mo. Love and hugs from Christine xx

Mrs A. said...

Di will be tickled pink to see this! You have pulled it off perfectly. I have used one of my cards that Miss gave me and keep looking at the other ones but I must be brave and use them up. Hugs Mrs A.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww . . . absolutely delightful things here Mo.

Sarn xxx

Redanne said...

That butterfly edged card is stunning and it looks beautiful with the pink backing. I love the stark black butterfly, he really shows up well against the pink. A really lovely card. Hugs, Anne x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mo this is gorgeous those butterflies look truly wonderful so do the choice of colours you have done a FAB job here.
lorraine x

Victoria said...

Classy colour combination and a fabulously elegant border!

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, I love your butterflies and fabulous colours.

Hettie said...

This is bootiful Mo. Love that edging and it all looks very striking. Love hot pink and black and only this evening I dug out some papers to make a pressie for my Buddy for C! Yep - C pressie making in flow right now!

Tracy said...

Your card and bag are so pretty.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love the design , so much thought went into this card and the butterfly border is wonderful! It makes a terrific baby card and is certainly not traditional! I think the black butterfly is perfect and adds additonal interest to the overall effect!

Pia S said...

This is lovely, Maureen! The pink, black and white color combination makes this card so elegant and sweet, and I love your butterfly border as well.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful co-ordinating set-fabulous card,I love the butterflies and the butterfly edging-just gorgeous!
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Anonymous said...

Super cool colour combo Mo, really love the back touches to the card, makes it pop. Beautiful butterfly border too!


MagsB said...

Wow, hun, what a gorgeous card! I love those butterflies, and that's such a chic colour combo, too!

I had to smile when you said you stayed in Hemel Hempstead, it's only a few miles from chez moi! next time you're over we must meet up!!

love Mags B x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a sensational butterfly creation for the new wee baby, Maureen! Brilliant use of Di's gift and those snippets!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol said...

A beautiful card Maureen. Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous colour combo and just love that butterfly border..xx

Carol L said...

I really like those hot pink colors along with that awesome gift bag! What a refreshing new way to present baby gifts without the traditional pastel colors! I likey!!!

Helen said...

Beautiful and a very elegant card - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles.

Helen x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful again Maureen lovely idea and so well received am sure Shaz in Oz.x

nwilliams6 said...

Great ideas here! Love the butterflies and colors. So elegant and sweet. Hugz!