Friday, August 13, 2021

Shimmery Butterfly Garden Card


Hello friends and visitors! It's been too long since I've had time to make something, but I had a little free time recently to start a card for the last challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog. Sadly, I didn't have the ability to get the card over the finish line until this week. So you'll see that shimmer, shine, and sparkle Janna was looking for in her challenge last week. In the spirit of Suzz's current challenge - 'Triple the Heat', I kept to my original layout, but I sifted through my box of butterflies to find two additional bugs to add to my vellum Specimen butterfly, played with the color a bit (to be sure there are just three colors at play), and added 3 green gemstones. Oh, and I specially chose a three word sentiment.

Here are a few closeup shots to show off that shimmery background (better late than never, Janna!).

When you're going through your craft supplies in an effort to downsize and pack them all up, you find things you forgot you had! Like this embossed black panel and an old jar of interference green pearlized powder (which if you hold to the light a certain way looks blue, so I apologize for the 4th color).

Check out the butterfly's bright green antennae! I also found a variety of Twinkling H2O's, and I chose a lime green to match the two little already colored and stamped butterflies from my stash. I also used the H2O's to splatter to my finished card, wiping any splatters from my focal butterfly.

I cut two each of the Flower Field die cuts from white and black card and cut them to stretch out the scene. I colored the white ones loosely with Distress crayons: Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron and layered them with the black ones adhering with collage medium. 

I stamped and heat embossed the Tim Holtz Specimen butterfly on vellum and colored him on the reverse side with the same crayons. You can see I glued him at his body and then each of his wing tips to create dimension. The encouraging three words come from Tim's Metallic Quotations stickers.

I'll be leaving this card with my daughter (so no need to worry about crushed wings!) when we drop her off, once again, next week in the big city of Charlotte as she starts her new life in her new apartment and finishes her final semesters in grad school in person! Thanks for dropping by! Hugs! Sara Emily

Challenge Shares:

The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog Triple the Heat

Simon Says Stamp Monday Heat Embossing Challenge


  1. Clever lady! I am so glad you found a few butterflies to make the trio and share this beautiful card with us! I love the green hues mixed with the lovely yellows!

  2. This is beautiful! (No matter what challenge! ) glad to see more of you fabulous art! Of course, thanks for joining us at TFJB

  3. Sara, that large butterfly just 'sings', it is so beautiful and I love how boldly it stands out against the wonderful background you created! I also love how you layered up the wildflowers, they look amazing. You have set me off now, wondering where my Twinkling H2O's are hiding....

    Apologies for not being around much, it has been a bit of a difficult year in our house but I will endeavour to visit you more often (thanks for your visit too, it was lovely to hear from you again). All the very best with your downsizing, I have been trying to do the same for 2 years now (without much luck I might add - lol). Take care my lovely friend and keep safe and well. Hugs, Anne xxx

  4. Beautiful card! The shimmer and shine is amazing and I love all the layers of pretty flowers and butterflies that you created 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs Jo x

  5. What a great background and I really love the pop of lime with these butterflies & silhouettes. Another beauty my friend! Hugs, Autumn

  6. Loving this colour scheme Sara Emily and of course every part of your beautiful card has been expertly executed. That shimmering background really makes the flowers stand out and I love the design with those extra butterflies included. Thank you as always for joining in with The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge x


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