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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Inlaid Butterfly

A month or so ago, I saw a card on Carol of Our Little Inspirations blog HERE where Carol had inlaid one of the Memory Box intricate butterflies.  I loved the effect, so I played around with a butterfly and tag die cut and some coloured snippets of card and the result has been sat on my craft table for about six weeks, waiting for some inspiration of what to do with it!  So today, after seeing that the current Color Throwdown Challenge is red, yellow, blue and white, I decided to turn it into a card.


The Memory Box butterfly is called 'Vivienne', which I die cut in black and attached to a white Poppystamps 'Stitched Main Street Tag', matted on a slightly larger black tag. I used the butterfly die again with snippets of red, yellow and blue, inlaying the pieces into the black butterfly.  I put small red and black circles at the top of the tag and five clear gems to add a bit of bling. 

I am joining in the following challenges:
http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/color-throwdown-450.html



44 comments:

  1. Great idea for a snippets card and the other challenges as well. It certainly takes some patience to pop all those inlay bits back into the dies!

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  2. It was certainly worth the time popping all those little coloured bits back into the butterfly Liz its gorgeous and so colourful...

    Anne

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  3. Hi Liz what a gorgeous vibrant card...you are very patient with all that inlaying but the effect is so worth it! Thanks so much for joining in with our things with wings card over at Country View xx

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  4. A stunning card Liz, lots of patience needed to fiddle with all those little bits and inlaying them.

    Sue xx

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  5. I have this gorgeous butterfly die and have never thought to do this technique with it. It looks contemporary and so clever. Love that you used several colours and then popped the butterfly onto the tag. The stripes down the left finish the card off beautiful. Loving this one Liz x

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  6. I love this card Liz and what a great idea. I have this die and I have to admit that I've never thought of doing anything this creative with it. It's a lovely card with a great layout. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  7. Beautiful card Liz - and as Sandma says, I too have the die and have never thought to be so creative with it. Once again. learned something new from you! Love the vibrant colours as well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. this looks so fantastic!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  9. Beautiful card design Liz, love this technique you have used on this gorgeous butterfly.
    Thanks for joining us over on Poppystamps Challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  10. Super cute! Love the bright colors.

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  11. WOW what a clever design Liz ... love it! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Layers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  12. wow, stunning colours and great design.
    Thank you for playing with us at Butterfly Challenge, Tina Z., GD

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  13. Lovely, colourful card Liz. Thank you so much for your get well wishes. Hugs Veerle

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  14. Wow, this is stunning!! The butterfly looks amazing!! I love the colors!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Beautiful card, so much care to create it x

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  16. Beautifully inlaid, fabulous colours.
    Faith
    x

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  17. A super snippets card. This lovely butterfly die is great for this technique. I like the use of the coloured strips to tie everything together.
    Jean x

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  18. This is so beautiful Liz and I love the inlaid colours on the pretty MB butterfly and the three matching strips are perfect. x

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  19. A beautiful card Liz, a fabulous clean design and lovely bright colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  20. Beautiful job, Liz! Love the butterfly & your color choices carried overe to the paper! Thanks for joining our "Layers" challenge at Dies R Us!

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  21. Really lovely card Liz, great use of the colour challenge.
    After leaving you the comment yesterday I went and mailed Brenda and she sorted it first thing this morning so you probably thought I had lost the plot.

    Kath x

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    1. Glad it's all sorted now. xx

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  22. This is gorgeous,love the image.xxx

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  23. What a lovely vibrant butterfly. So does that mean that you have enough of the colours left over to make more butterflies flies up in a different colourway. Love the vertical panels of colour running down the side of the card too. Thankyoy for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Not this time, as I'd only die cut one black outline. I think next time I'll cut out three in black, then when I cut the other colours, I can put some of each colour in each outline.....well that the plan, I'm not sure it will work! LOL! xx

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  24. What a great design, fab idea to create the stained glass effect butterfly and love the tag shape too.
    Hugs, Kaz xx

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  25. Another lovely make Liz, reminds me of stained glass. Thank you again for sharing with us and joining in with the That's Crafty Blog..
    Best Wishes Tracey.

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  26. Oh liz, you've just paid me a huge compliment by mentioning my card and making one of your own! I LOVE the butterfly you created with those pretty colors and coordinating strips down the side! Fabulous card and thank you too! (hugs)

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    1. I'm so glad I saw your beautiful card, so thank you for the idea of inlaying the butterfly. (hugs) xx

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  27. A fabulous design Liz. Lovely bright colours, and a very effective technique. The co-ordinated striped border is a great idea.
    Janice x

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  28. Looks so good; bold and colourfull, graphic and cas! Have a super week!

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  29. Your inlaid butterfly really pops in the throwdown colors! Beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

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  30. I've really enjoyed catching up on your gorgeous creations, Liz! Such variety of beautiful designs! Love this brightly colored butterfly! A super happy card!

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  31. It looks fantastic Liz and I love the colours. A very striking card. Barbxx

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  32. This is so bright and fun, Liz. Great job with inlaying the butterfly. xx

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  33. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  34. Your butterfly is ever so pretty and really pops against the white background with those pretty colours, thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at Sparkles Monthly and look forward to seeing you again.

    Hugs Babs DT x

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  35. I love your inlaid technique. Your butterfly is so pretty and so bright. I love it. Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your beautiful card at Cardz 4 Galz. Have a wonderful day - Chris, DT

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  36. Hi, Liz! A WONDERFUL take on inlaid paper colors, and a fabulous butterfly card! So glad I got to see your masterpiece showcased at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    Smiles,
    Donna
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

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  37. Beautiful Liz, you really are the master of inlaid dies!

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  38. A great card Liz, I love the stripes echoing the butterfly and the black matt makes the colours really pop x

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  39. Awesome card Liz! Love your beautiful and colorful butterfly.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  40. Beautiful - love the stripes of colour to match the butterfly.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

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  41. Well done fitting all those little bits back into the die cut, it was worth it!
    Thanks for joining in over at HLS Anything Goes with Dies. :)

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