Friday, March 29, 2013

Layered Butterfly Card

After all the work I put into this card it is definitely going to go to someone who will appreciate it. This was day 3 homework from the class I am taking. Our assignment was to make a layered embellishment either from a stamped image,a photo,or a digital image. Years ago I modified this image changing the background and attempting to give the butterfly and hydrangea blossoms the look of pastels or chalks. I've wanted to do something with it for a card but up until now didn't know what. I did have to take it into Photoshop to get rid of the background so I could trace in Studio all the layers. After resizing the base layer I forgot to resize the image from Photoshop. I like it a lot better though than in the original. Do I have your interest piqued now? Drums,horns,etc. because this card deserves all the fanfare it can get. ;-)
After all the layers were cut out I did decide to cut off the butterfly antennae and  replaced it with scrap floss. Other than that there was no hand cutting needed. Now that the file is made and saved I will be able to make butterfly embellishments which have dimension to them. I decided to go subtle with pattern and card stock panels because the dimensional panel is so striking. The copper colored panel to the side actually has a sheen to it also and was a scrap piece. I did glitter the bottom background panel with Martha Stewart coarse crystal glitter. Part of the assignment was to also use glitter. The sentiment is part of a rubber stamp that I've had for ages. I used a marker in order to stamp only the sentiment. I'm rather limited to the color of markers I have but I think the metallic purple worked out all right. Originally I had sheer ribbon that I dyed trying to match the hydrangea under the sentiment banner but I took it off. Swapping it out for a sheer yellow and the narrow blue. Although the blue is not the same blue as the other blues in the card I think it works.

There you have it my homework assignment completed after pretty much spending all day. Day 4 is going to take just as long or longer because it is to make flowers from  die cuts or punches for on a card. I think I'm going to have to cheat and use Cameron for some of my flowers as I only have one flower die cut and no flower punches.

Thank you for looking and for those who celebrate Easter Happy Easter. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Wow! Myoriah, it's gorgeous!Another A +

  2. Happy Easter to you and yours.
    This card is fabulous. Your butterfly is stunning.
    You certainly put a lot of work into your projects. I would never have the patience for all that.

  3. This is terrific! Love the hydrangeas, butterfly, glitter and the dimension you've added - great job! Hope you have a Happy Easter! Reese's pb eggs are my downfall... if you can send some willpower my way, I would appreciate it. :)

  4. Wow. How beautiful. Your class is really paying off. All that layering is beautiful. The glitter is so very pretty too. I know you will find it hard to part with such a beauty, but boy will it ever be appreciated. Happy Easter girlfriend!

  5. Really pretty, Myoriah.
    Tine (Addie24)

  6. Wouldn't we just have a ton of fun if we were to get together? :)
    I haven't been to that Dollar Store for a long time and I am not sure if they even have card making stuff anymore but I am sure we could find one.
    Although I still say you are far more adventuresome into the different mediums than I EVER would be.


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