Thursday, May 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #5: Butterflies

A brand new Twofer Card Challenge starts today!  Our theme this time is butterflies.  I used the same die on both cards from MFT's Flutter of Butterflies - lace.
The first card focuses on patterned paper and a shaped edge border whereas the second card is all about gold heat embossing and whimsical watercoloring.

The blue/gold card was fun to create.  I painted along the heat embossed swirls with a blue Zig CCRB pen.  The solid portion of the butterflies was inked in gold and the lace portion was partially embossed and watercolored with the same blue marker.  The white sentiment on the bottom balances the white at the top.

The 'Miss You' card is all patterned paper and acetate.  The acetate adds a subtle texture to the wings, but lets the pp remain the focus.

It's all aflutter over at the Twofer Card Challenge blog with new creations from the design team, and we'd love to have you join us!
 

Supplies:
Stamps:  PTI Fancy Flourishes, PTI Birthday Cheer, MFT Written in Water Color (NBUS),
Dies:  MFT Flutter of Butterflies Solid and Lace, PTI Birthday Cheer
Paper:  Kaiser Craft - Lush Collection, Acetate, Bristol Smooth CS
Ink/Markers:  VersaMark, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Zig Clean Color Real Brush #30-Blue
Other:  Ranger Princess Gold EP, Zing white EP,  MME Kate&Co green enamel dot, Basic Grey enamel dots

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara

22 comments:

  1. Wow! They are stunning! I adore the watercolour with those blue/gold butterflies and the texture on your other card is so pretty!

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  2. Wow, both of your cards are simply stunning! I love how you made a shaped border with the butterflies on your first card and I love the whimsy on your second card. Both cards have such wonderful colors as well. I'm in love with them both! Hugs, Brenda

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  3. Hi Kara! Congratulations on being on the DT, sorry I didn't even know. The details on both cards are stunning! Love the elegant gold edges on one and the cut out edge of the other. Two beautiful designs... Your work always amazes me my friend!

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  4. Ummmm, really hard to follow your amazing inspirations. Guess I'll just wing it... GORGEOUS!!!! The 'miss you' card could be mine, I mean if you're looking for someone to send it to... Ah, Kara, your coloring is sublime!

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  5. I was thinking the same thing as Nancy in that you could um send the Missing You card to me, because not only is it GORGEOUS, I'm missing you too! But I don't want to fight with Nancy, and since she asked first.... Anywaaaaaays...I love the pp you used along with the acetate on that card and the border is just FABULOUS! And what can I say as far as your blue and gold card...OMG it is just swoon worthy Kara! Beautiful water coloring and that gold just makes the whole card pop! Two lovely, lovely cards my friend! I hope that shoulder is healing more and more each day and that you'll have full use of it shortly here! Take care!! :0)

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  6. Beautiful butterfly cards in gorgeous color, so pretty!!

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  7. Stunning cards and so eye catching and unique. The blue and gold one is so vibrant, artsy and absolutely amazing. The Missing you card is so clever with the acetate, an idea I will be filing away as it it gorgeous x Hope you are on the mend?

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  8. Gorgeous cards Kara. LOVE the way you've used the blue zigs to do some loose watercolouring along the swirls ... creates an etheral looking background which is perfect with butterflies. Your gold and blue layered butterflies are beautiful. Fantastic design Kara!!

    And LOVE the second card with layering patterned paper with acetate. So creative and fun, and the patterns are so beautiful against the revealed bright turquoise background. Another amazing design! xx

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  9. Your cards are simply spectacular, Kara! The blue and gold one with the swirls looks stunning and the patterned paper with the acetate layer is a genius idea! Beautiful designs!

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  10. Both stunning creations in their own right Kara. The blue/gold butterflies are breathtaking - so shimmery and the acetate on top of the butterflies just adds so much to those colourful butterflies. Love the layout on that one. So cool! I had butterfly ideas running through my head while watching TV last night!

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  11. Your designs just took my breath away this month, Kara! The thought you put into your creations is so evident with each incredible detail! I love the rich elegance of your gold-tipped royal blue butterflies swirling in play on your birthday card! And the use of acetate to further elevate an already sensational design on your missing you card was inspired! I would never have thought of that and now I can only hope I remember it! The pp is so pretty and I love that you heat-embossed your sediment in white!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Fab inspiration for the TWOFER challenge - love the embossed edges to the wings

    Kathyk

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  13. Oh WOW!! These are just STUNNING!! I LOVE the blue with the gold. That blue is my favorite shade and with the gold-just breathtaking!! The way you layered the butterflies on the second card is just fabulous. Both cards are STUNNING!!

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  14. These are both outstanding. The blue and gold is stunning and using the zigs is so pretty. I love the border of butterflies with the acetate. Just lovely.

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  15. Both of your cards are gorgeous Kara, I love that you cut away the front portion of card and created a 'butterfly border', it's perfect!

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  16. Kara, Wowza, your butterfly cards are stunning! And even though I am coming late to this comment party, I miss you A LOT, so I wouldn't mind getting this card in the mail either! *wink *wink LOL!! Why do we have to live so far away? I could sure use your copic wisdom!! Hope you are healing as planned and all is well in your world!! Heart Hugs friend! Colleen

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  17. WOW! Fabulous Twofer ..... I love how you've added colour around the gold embossing, it looks stunning. Great colour and texture from the designer papers too xx

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  18. Both of these beauties are absolutely awesome! I love the way the butterflies are flying up the edge of the first card and in wonderful colors too. And, the blue and gold version is so elegant looking too. You sure do know how to make fantastic butterflies!

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  19. Gosh, each one of these butterfly cards is just so beautiful, with the different effects you've used. The blue & gold is stunning,with the blue zig around the gold embossing; and I love the look of the acetate texture over the lovely design paper that you've used to cut out the butterflies. The use of these butterflies to create the edging on the card front is such a brilliant design idea. TFS & Hugs

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  20. Wow, gorgeous colours on both Kara with that beautiful border of butterflies cascading down the edge, and then the fabulous blue and gold ones on the other, and I just adore their elegant flourishy tails! x

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  21. WOW, WOW and WOW ! Absolutely stunning cards ! Love the beautiful design of the "miss You" card and very clever to use Vellum over patterned paper. But I'm totally swooning over your Happy Birthday card ! What a tremendous and eye-catching effect you've done on this card with the mixing of gold embossing and watercolours ! I LOVE it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring. x

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  22. It is amazing what a difference using contrasting colors makes in transforming this butterfly die! Beautiful cards, Kara!

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