This card was inspired by the beautiful butterfly that Kathleen"Lammie" sent to me. I told her I had something special in mind and this was the outcome.
I first did the embroidery on the Splendid Circles die cut, I love this die as the sewing holes are already there after die cutting. Since this is a fairly large circle die, I had to use the circle cutter to get the glitter circle for backing. The flowers are cut from the same glitter c/s with the MS hydrangea punch. Pearl pen is used for the centers.
Though the sewing may seem difficult, it's not, once you get the first few stitches in it flows easily.
Although it looks white here, the Splendid Circle is cut from cream c/s to match the butterfly.
My hope was to capture all the sparkle that is on this card. I didn't do to badly there.
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2012 GMT Views: 1529
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 14215
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 @ 7:19 PM
Wow! This is splendid! Love silver and blue together. That butterfly would intimidate me but you really matched its sparkle so well. Congratulations on the photography too; it is really hard to get the sparkle and shine to show and you did it wonderfully. TFS
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32015
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 1:17 AM
Wow! This is quite stunning - the bg color is my favorite color EVER, and the silver sparkle of your layers is incredibly perfect with it - WHAT a butterfly... so beautiful!! Kathleen is very sweet and I love what you've created with her gift!
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 8:07 AM
Jennifer! This is gorgeous!!! You did so amazing in matching the silvery sparkles!!! Everything looks like they were made to go together!!! And you took such an amazing photo!!! You really captured how it shimmers and shines! Beautiful, every inch!!!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10814
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 10:16 AM
OOOh, I bet the camera does not do justice on this pretty card. I do love the sparklys. I have never tried the sewing like that, it looks so pretty and like a lot of work, but so worth it...:0)...going to have to give it a try. I dont have that die, but I bet you can punch holes in a circle and work with that....very pretty...TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: November 9, 2004 Location: Hampton Roads, VA Posts: 9458
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 6:20 PM
This is the most exquisite butterfly I think I've ever seen. And your fabulous embroidery is AMAZING!! It does look difficult but I know what you mean about getting into the flow - and you definitely had a flow here becuase this is pure artful perfection. Love the glitter paper and the beautiful flowers too. This is gorgeous!!
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Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 6:30 PM
Jennifer! Qualifies for super-delish....amazing! What a gorgeous, love filled card. Stunning!
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Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 9:18 PM
First I want to congratulate you on your awesome photography! You did and AMAZING job of picking up all that wonderful sparkly!!! And being a lover of butterflies...this one does indeed ROCK... Your embroidery work is genius and I am in awe of any one who can do this kind of creativity! What an incredibly beautiful card!