Friday, 12 June 2015

The Butterfly Effect!

The base layer for this card was retrieved from the bin after I had thought that it was not good enough to use on a card. In fact I think that it was thrown away because it didn't turn out as I had hoped, but after a quick spray with glitter mist I thought it might be OK for the backdrop for these butterflies... and in fact I'm really pleased with the effect.
The die is from Memory Box used within a panel cut with a SSS stitched rectangle. The sentiment is from Tattered Lace (I think).
The challenge at the Card Concept is this
The butterfly Effect!
I remember a time when I had to hand cut a butterfly that I need for a card, now I have heaps of dies and stamps and still continue to buy more... I just love them!
This is also for a new Memory Box Challenge entitled Outside the Box
The theme of the first one is butterflies!

Addicted to CAS has the theme Butterflies


  1. Gorgeous! I love the background.

  2. Stunning card Chrissie! the whole design of this is gorgeous :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. So pretty! Love the contrast of the white with the beautiful background for the butterflies.

  4. Very beautiful card. I love the delicate butterflies over that blue background.

  5. Hey! thought I'd stumbled onto the wrong blog here Chrissie ... your revamp looks fabulous!
    Super duper CAS and fresh! Oh your card is pretty fabulous too! Love the colours behind that butterfly!
    Sarah x

  6. Very pretty, gorgeous colours - so glad you staged a rescue mission, Jo x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous CAS card.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love and hugs

  8. Oh dear - what some people will throw away - thank goodness you retrieved your card from the bin!! Beautiful!
    Sandy xx

    1. The whole card wasn't dispatched to the bin... just the coloured card!

  9. Beautiful, Chrissie ... those delicate butterflies are wonderful against your rescued (and gorgeous!) background! Anita :)

  10. Beautiful card Chrissie! Memory Box just started a new challenge blog and it's butterflies this month.. .here's the link if you want to join up!

  11. Totally gorgeous background for your butterflies Chrissie. Glad you retrieved it from your bin! Love the design with the three sizes of butterflies --- so pretty. This would be perfect for the ATCAS challenge - butterflies. xx

  12. I know what you mean about "needing" to buy more butterfly stamps and dies, Chrissie! I can't seem to stop myself and this one is moving to the top of my list! Thanks for sharing with us again at ATCAS!

  13. WOW, that coloured card that was saved from the bin, is perfect to as a bg for your stunning butterflies, Chrissie!!! Love how you've got the butterflies from small to large and the rhinestones add lovely sparkle!!!! Stunning!!!!

  14. So pretty, Chrissie! Love the different sized butterflies! Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!

  15. Well, I am so glad you retrieved it from the bin!!! the finished product is beautiful. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week

  16. GREAT SAVE!!! The blended colors are beautiful - love the transition from shades of green to blue. Don't you just love the stitched border? It seems to add the perfect finishing touch to a card! Thanks for sharing your pretty creation with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

  17. Your stacked butterflies fit perfectly on that saved piece. This card is lovely I especially love that white on white sentiment, so difficult to photograph sometimes.


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