Friday, July 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #29

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Twofer Challenge #29.  I'm sure you can guess what the challenge prompt is ... :)


Remember to follow the rules ...

I have created two different designs for two different occasions using the same butterfly die-cut.

First up, a CAS birthday card ...
The background behind the butterfly is stamped in delicata silver ink.  The butterfly's main body is cut from a piece of mixed media paper that had been smooshed with purple and red metallic liquids.  The outline of the butterfly is layered over top and a simple sentiment is stamped to finish the card.  This a one layer card which I don't make often.

The second card is a CAS mixed media encouragement card ...
The background is from my stash of paper towel transfers with pink and orange inks.  I stenciled over top with a honeycomb stencil in both bright pink and gold inks.  You can't really see the original background any more unless close up.  This time I only used the outline of the butterfly.  Die-cutting it from black really makes it pop off the background.  I complimented it with a black sentiment banner with white embossing.

I hope you'll come join in the Twofer Challenge.  It only runs for two weeks, so have your two cards posted before end of day July 24th!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Products
Flitter Side Butterfly die (Memory Box)
Liquid Metallics (Ken Oliver)
Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)






Card #1 - Happy Birthday Butterfly
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge (SU! - retired); Happy Birthday sentiment (Cosmos - Technique Tuesday - retired)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Delicata Silver (Tsukineko); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: Flitter Side Butterfly (Memory Box); Liquid Metallics:  Ruby Red, Quartz (Ken Oliver)

Card #2 - Happy Birthday Butterfly
Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Delicata Gold (Tsukineko); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: Flitter Side Butterfly (Memory Box); Honeycomb stencil (cut with my Silhouette Cameo); sponges, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Twofer Challenge #29 - Butterflies

35 comments:

HilaryJane said...

Two beautiful CAS cards, love them both xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning.
Take care
Faith x

Maria said...

Gorgeous butterfly cards, Loll! Love the pretty colors!

I Card Everyone said...

so LOvely, Loll... times two!
=]

Nstiz said...

I love both CAS designs, a style I admire and have such a hard time doing. The butterfly over grunge is gorgeous in it's simplicity and I just love the background on the second card. These look so fun to do too!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous Loll ...
Love both cards ...will check video out ....
Hugs Sylvie x

Colleen said...

Wow, both of these cards are outstanding!! I love butterflies, I must play along with this! Have a happy weekend! Heart Hugs, Col

Bonnie said...

I love that rich purple butterfly! It looks like a beautiful piece of jewelry! Your paper towel and stenciled background is so bright and pretty and the black plays off it beautifully! Two fantastic cards, my friend!

Pat said...

Two brilliant butterfly cards Loll and love the bright and pretty purple which backs the first and the silver background spatters work beautifullly on this very CAS card, and then the wonderful paper towel transfer on the second in two fabulous colours and the black outline butterfly and sentiment really stand out against it. x

Cathy said...

2 beautiful butterflies Loll, love both designs, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

wow Loll your first card is out of this world stunning, so CAS a fantastic :) and love the second with the simple stecllling and the butterfly

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Two stunning and very different butterfly cards, Lolly. Your 1st card is a beautiful example of CAS Perfection! Your stamped grey splatters add wonderful interest and yet do not take away the focus on the beautiful butterfly. Love the sweet birthday sentiment too.
Your 2nd stenciled background is bright and luscious! Perfect backdrop for your beautiful butterfly. Love the black strip with the heat eb sentiment. All beautifully CAS , my friend. TFS and always inspiring all of us:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy..P.S. I do plan to play..one card is done:-)

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Loll - loving your exquisite use of the butterfly on both cards
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

Wow, your twofers are beautiful Loll! I really love the one layer card, the silver splats behind the butterfly look so pretty. The butterfly in the purples and red inks is just stunning. A beautiful CAS birthday card! I mustn't get my towels inky enough because I don't get the vibrant ink transfer that you get. But then I don't get inky as often as you do. sigh I love how your background came out on your twofer, the black outline of the butterfly just pops right off the background! The sentiment strip in black accents perfectly too. Just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Happy Dance said...

These are both really pretty cards, Loll. I'll admit that I'm absolutely in love with your birthday card. That butterfly looks so rich and vibrant all dressed in those purples, and the bit of silver behind him really helps to pop him off your card front. So cool. That background is just right for your black butterfly on your encouragement card, too. I love your choice of colors for the stenciled panel. This whole design is lovely and happy. Great cards!! Sending hugs, Bev

Jo said...

I do love both versions of your flutters. The first so very clean and the second so very colourful. Two very different designs and both so equally beautiful.

Mac Mable said...

Two very different designs and both are wonderful Loll x. Perfectly CAS on the pretty birthday card and the butterfly looks fabulous x. All mixed media and gorgeous on the encouragement card ....love it x.

TK said...

Love the butterflies! You created some beauties and the backgrounds are quite fun too

Marcia Hill said...

Both of these are absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!! LOVE the simplicity of your 1st card and the deep purple of the butterfly just POPS off that silver bit of grunge...soooo pretty!! And your 2nd card is just magical!! I love that colorful paper towel and stenciled background and once again your butterfly just pops off the card! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning pair of butterfly cards, Loll - love them both!! On card one you had me at purple - so pretty! And I adore the honeycomb pattern on card two!!

BożenA said...

Oh Loll! What unusual cards! I don't know which one I like more. The first is a perfect CAS and its biggest asset. The second card has a great background and amazing colors, which is its biggest advantage :-) I can't point out a more beautiful card because both are wonderful
xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous butterfly cards and colors Loll.

Hugs Diane

Susan said...

Both are beautiful, Loll! I love the simplicity of the first one with the bit of Gorgeous Grunge stamping behind the butterfly (it's beautiful in the smooshed purple). And the second one is so much what I think of as a "Loll card" - your wonderful colours and the great contrast of the black!

Papercraft Boutique said...

These are fabulous twofers, Loll! All the beautiful white space and the butterfly outline make the colors really pop and the card is CAS perfection.
The paper towel ink transferred and stenciled background is so pretty and interesting. The black is a wonderful accent.
Hideko xx

Brenda in IN said...

Two great Twofers, Loll. The silver is gorgeous and the paper towel background always amazes me. That purple and red mix is stunning.

Darnell said...

These are so pretty, Lolly! Those butterflies literally come to life on your cards and I'm feeling very chuffed to own one of them! Thank you, again!! Love, Dolly

Anita in France said...

So soft and lovely, Loll ... that first, deliciously CAS butterfly is so bold in the rich purple ... fabulous with the touch of silver! The texture-y looking background on your encouragement card is so vibrant ... the black outline butterfly and sentiment strip really pop against it! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are really beautiful, Loll! I love the flitter side butterfly, and you've created 2 distinctly different and stunning backgrounds for it! Barb xx

Liz Williams said...

I love how your butterflies are the main focus and the stamping or stenciling looks great as a subtle bg.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful x 2! I need to get busy with my stamping!

Ros Crawford said...

These are both so beautiful! I love the splash behind the purple butterfly. BTW I made inquiries about the butterfly stamps I use and they are no longer available... sorry

My Paper Epiphany said...

Two stunning cards! Your first card is CAS perfection and I love the beautiful bright background on the second!

Nora Noll said...

These are STUNNING!! I LOVE the first with the rich purple you used. The second with the beautiful background and black outline is fantastic. Great design on both!

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the simplicity of the first one and the colours on the second are just stunning!! xx

Skye said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the lovely rich colour of the second butterfly.