Friday, 6 June 2014

Vintage butterfly card - monochrome with a splash of colour

Hello there! as well as my DT make today I have something completely non related- a card I made because I had a parcel arrive with some new goodies in- and I set myself the challenge of using most of them all on one card :)

to make this card i used -
6x6 inch card blank
dovecraft back to basics 6x6 monochrome paper
black lace
pearl droplet strand
Samaflora flowers which you can purchase here
joycrafts postcard stamp (with butterfly)
glossy accents 
heat it up embossing powders in pearl and black
Tim Holtz crackle paint in picket fence
memento tuxedo black ink
half pearls -3mm
cut files from birds cards - swirly corners and decorative frame 1

I hope you like it... I really love the touch of colour as the butterfly flies off the postcard, and everything else being monochrome!


i would like to enter this card in: SVG file, Stamp, sparkles, and silicone glue ;) all creatures great and small


  1. Glorious, I especially love how you have taken the butterfly image and lifted it off the post card. Of course keep the colour pallet simple really set the butterfly off as well. Great work, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

    1. thank you zoe, the butterfly just called for it, it looks so much better flying off the page!

  2. Gorgeous card. Love all the colors of the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at A Song in Your He{ART}.

  3. Awesome card Rachel, love this and the colours....
    have candy if you are interested on my blog. x

  4. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  5. What a gorgeous creation sweetie. Love the use of all your new goodies. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Cathy DT Member

    1. thank you :D I was like a kid at sooner was the envelope open than I was playing!

  6. What a beautiful card - I love the butterfly mounted on the postcard - very effective! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Sailing Pineapple!

  7. Hi there my new friend...
    Love your creation, I was in awe when I hopped on by... You have some awesome talents. I also became your newest follower so I can keep in touch with all your fantastic work. Take care see you back here soon....

    1. aww thank you so much :) I'm eclectic with my cards at best so hopefully there will be some things you like :D

  8. Gorgeous card, love it.
    Thanks for playing along with us at TPS and good luck in the draw
    Greetings, Marianne

  9. Lovely card - I like the dimension you have added to the design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments - good luck x

  10. lovely card, the grey really makes the butterfly stand out, and it is a nice change from the sepia tones usually used in a vintage card. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  11. This is so lovely! What at gorgeous butterfly!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily L.-DT

  12. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us att Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs Anna-Karin

  14. This is a fabulous clever card! Thanks for sharing your creation at Creative Moments challenge b;og. Leona x

  15. Beautiful card. I like the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments! :)

    Petya DT

  16. Soooo pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HE{ART} challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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