Thursday, June 24, 2010

They Say A Yellow Butterfly...

Good morning all!  Today I have a card for you a little out of my usual style; but, then again, if we never experiment we never grow, do we?

In the field just outside our home we frequently see all kinds of butterflies.  Winter brings the migrating monarchs in clouds; spring brings yellow and white simple beauties and summer finds us pointing out big yellow and black swallowtails to each other.  There is an old weather-watching superstition that if you see white butterflies it means rain is on the way; but if you see yellow butterflies, watch for sunshine.
When I learned the Paperplay Challenge for this week was to be "Sunshine here", I thought immediately of this old superstition and decided I would do something a little different.

So, here are the challenges:
1) Paper Play Challenge Week 25 {It's Sunny Here}
2)  ABC Challenge {X-tra Dimension}
3) Simple Doodles #20 {Fun in the Sun}
4) Stamp Something {Something Summer}
5) Stamptacular Sunday #64 {Cute as a Bug}
6) Etsy Inspired Challenge:
The shop is White Birch Designs
and I took some inspiration from.....

 Decorated pineapple candle:
(I used ornate corner rub-ons and a summery pineapple tone)

and these Gold wire carnelian earrings:
(Awesome rich orange!)

So here is my card: 
 And another view:
And a few detail pictures:
 Materials used on this Card:

Cardstock {Parchment cardstock from office supply}
Chocolate chip cardstock
Patterned papers {My Mind's Eye - stripes and orange flowers; The Paper Studio - notebook paper}

Dimensional butterfly stickers {K & Company}
Butterfly punch {Martha Stewart}
Circle punches from 3/4" to 1 1/4"{EK Success}

Tiny Alpha stickers {Making Memories}
Rub-on corners {miniMarks by American Crafts - Accessories Book 2}
Sunshine stamp {Hero Arts - Sky's the limit set}
Inks {Tea dye Distress Ink and Stampabilities yellow pigment ink}
X-Acto blade to cut out sunshine
Daffodil Velvet brad {Making Memories}

Vintage lace {Spare Parts}
Adhesive brown rhinestones {e. by Prima Marketing}
Thin black strips of paper for butterfly antennae
ZOTS adhesive dots and Foam tape

And here's view of the inside:
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Have a wonderful day,


  1. Oh wow this I love so much the papers and your design is awesome I just adore those butterflies beautiful work.
    Lorraine x

  2. Kathryn, your card is AMAZING! I love all the details and the inside just completes the beauty! Thanks so much for playing EtsyInspired this week!!!

  3. Oh is beautiful and perfect, the papers, the embellishments, the sentiment. You did great, Good Luck with the challenges.

  4. I thought this card was absolutely beautiful! What a magnificient job you have done with it.
    Alicia xx

  5. O this is beautiful! Love the ecletic feel to your creation! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week. hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs Leonie

  6. such fab crafty things, love the card so so much, will remember that saying xx

  7. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Loving all the yellow!!! LOL!!


  8. this is beautiful!!! thanks for joining us on SD

  9. I really like this card and usually I don't like sticker letters on cards, but I really loved them on this, so it inspired me to attempt to 'copy'! I plan on, as soon as a have the time, to make a card and make it a bit wild with sticker letters because I loved this card so much!
    (This comment is also to 'enter' for your 'giveaway' to a couple of lucky winners)


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