Thursday, May 23, 2013

Butterfly Wishes

Paper piecing is something I do once in awhile, but mostly my printed papers are just to admire & not to use--LOL!  Melissa's video for PTI MIM inspired me to actually make use of some papers.  Her technique of using several papers for a single flower gave a look I'd never seen & really liked.  Decided to try it with an old DCWV Matstack.  I don't have a PTI flower stamp that would work, so pulled out the butterfly from PTI Quilled Elegance & began by stamping it on the blue dotted paper using VersaMagic Sahara Sand.  Then I stamped it with the same ink on the other papers.  I almost gave up since the sections are so small, but in the end it was worth it.  I really like the patchwork effect & now I want to try it with some other stamps--especially bigger images!  The frame is made with a Spellbinders circle & lacy circle  & is mounted with foam tape.  Tiny blue pearls & Stickles embellish the butterfly.  The sentiment is from PTI Tag-Its 3 & is also stamped in the Sahara Sand.  Simple, feminine, CAS card--just right for a girlfriend. I'm also entering the current challenge at A Passion for Papertrey--inspired by nature. Almost a holiday weekend here in the USA.  Wishing you good times wherever you are & thanks for stopping by.
Edited to add:  Qualifies for A Blog Named Hero challenge, so also entering this card there.

16 comments:

  1. This is darling! I love the subtle patterns of the butterfly and use of the square card stock! Beautiful take, Greta! Wish you a happy weekend!

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  2. Hello Greta
    Love the paper pieced butterfly, it looks beautiful, I use to paper piece all my images at one stage, but I seem to be creating different cards these days.
    Smiles :)
    Sue

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  3. what a beautiful card. The colours are so soft and feminine.

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  4. So gorgeous! I love all the soft blues, and the different patterns in the butterfly add so much interest! I love how you did the frame too - so simple & yet it adds so much dimension. AND a big fluffy bow :) Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Greta!

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  5. So sweet and pretty! Happy memorial day!

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  6. Hi, Greta! What a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the soft blue, the design, & the fabulous paper piecing! Great job!

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  7. Love your take, Greta, so soft and pretty!

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  8. Welcome to the world of paper-piecing, a technique I absolutely love (mainly because I'm not confident with using stamps and coloured inks...perhaps one of these days I'll try). Your card - and especially the butterfly - is stunning! So glad you persevered! Looking forward to more of your paper-piecing creations - a great way to showcase patterned papers! Have a fantastic Friday!
    c

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  9. Darling card Greta, the butter fly is so sweet! I like the pretty sheer ribbon too ;)

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  10. Lovely paper piecing on that beautiful butterfly stamp, Greta! The the design too. Have a great weekend :)

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  11. Beautiful card, Greta! The paper piecing is fantastic!

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  12. Love your take on the technique dear Greta!
    Gorgeous Butterfly ;-)
    Enjoy the long week-end!

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  13. Aahh! What a pretty butterfly! I mainly enjoy looking at my DP too. Then I see a card like this and vow to use them! Love the new picture.

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  14. Your effort pays off, Greta! Your paperpiecing butterfly turned out beautifully with your great choice of patterned papers!

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  15. What a wonderful sentiment and I love how you've presented it with the subtle flowers that pick up the color of those glorious blooms!

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  16. Your paper pieced butterfly is delightful in the soft patterns and colours. Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero.

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