Sunday, October 29, 2017

Autumn Birthday Butterflies PP368

Hey there!  It's been a couple weeks but I'm back today with a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from the awesome Jaydee over at The Paper Players:
Tic-Tac-Toe challenges are great because there are so many options!  Just choose three elements and get to work.  Since it's just recently cooled off here in north Florida, I want to enjoy fall a little while longer.  I needed a couple birthday cards for November friends and decided to try to incorporate a butterfly--usually reserved for spring--into an autumn card.  Here's the result:
I have to say, the butterfly works equally well with a fall color palette and I was happy to honor our fabulous hostess, Jaydee, in this way.  She always features amazing photos of her backyard flora and fauna on her blog.  I can picture this copper beauty swirling around her little corner of nature!
I cut a Copper Foil butterfly with the Butterfly Thinlits then cut the same shape out of a piece of retired DSP.  I popped up the DSP with dimensionals on a Cajun Craze base and set the copper butterfly inside the negative space.  I tucked in some wrapped Linen Thread and a [retired] Mossy Meadow banner stamped with some dots from the Watercolor Wings stamp set. 

I cut another butterfly to use as a stencil and sponged the inside with Crushed Curry ink.  This sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set is perfect for so many occasions, including birthdays! It's stamped in Cajun Craze to match the base and a few [retired] Gorgeous Grunge speckles were added in Sahara Sand ink.
I liked the result well enough to make a second card using some other retired DSP as my inspiration.  The colors here are Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple [retired], Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Copper Foil.  I think I like butterflies as much in the deep, rich colors of fall as the light, breezy colors of spring.  I hope you do too!

Please pop over to my teammies at The Paper Players and check out all their Tic-Tac-Toe inspiration.  We hope you'll play along with us before our challenge ends on Friday, November 3rd at Noon (PST).
Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team 


Jan Clothier said...

Nance, I see we played the same line. I was jealous when I saw your gorgeous copper butterfly and I wondered how you got the colour behind showing in just the right spot. He's a real beauty! The way you've done the inside is fabulous too.

laurie said...

Awesome set of cards! That copper is so elegant and stunning.

Have a great week!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! Your copper butterfly is stunning! I am happy to see someone else diving into those retired DSPs and using them up, too!

Linda Callahan said...

The butterfly is gorgeous all decked out for fall! Love the copper!

Joanne James said...

What fabulous shiny copper butterflies Nance - love the way you've layered the butterflies and banners to with the perfect sentiment placement. Two gorgeous fall birthday cards for sure. The inside is oh-so-beautiful too - I love how the insides of your cards are always as beautiful as the outsides!

stampwithsandy said...

What a stunning card, Nance! The copper butterfly is amazing, and I love both versions with the different background papers. When will I start to be more like you and pay attention to my card insides right away?! It's so much harder after the fact, lol!

Diane - said...

Nance another stunning creation. Love your big butterfly as a focal point and it looks fab with the DSP.... beautiful. hugs.

Ann Abrahamson said...

Swooning over that copper butterfly and the DSP you used is so complementary! I love how you finished the card inside too. Wonderful fall birthday cards! Hugs, Annie

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, you are the Queen of Copper Foil! WOW! That butterfly is gorgeous! I love both backgrounds! I am always amazed your inside is as fabulous as the outside. I always just write a note. I need to follow your lead! XXX, My Friend!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Super-duper pretty!! The snow is already falling here and it is rather cold! Enjoy your fall!