Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cattails and Butterflies

I found a similar style of cutting on the silhouette and tried cutting it out but just didn't like how choppy the cut seemed, so when I found this die from cottage cutz, I thought I would give it a try and it cut perfectly, I am very happy with the way this turned out.  I made this for my nephews wife but I can see this being used for a masculine card too :)

I cut it from green cardstock, first colored the cattails with brown marker and then tried yellow for the flowers and orange for the butterflies, well those colors just looked like more shades of brown when colored on the green cardstock so I added stickles to those and I think the diamond stickles actually brought out some of the orange on the butterflies.

Cottage Cutz -- Fancy cattails and butterflies die
Damask Rose -- paper from cardmaking and papercrafts magazine
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics A and Romantic Rectangles dies
Glimmer mist on the Romantic Rectangle die
Distress ink -- frayed burlap
Stickles -- yellow and diamond
David Tutera -- Celebrate sentiment

We are having beautiful weather this week and while out and about we are seeing some trees starting to change color too.  Autumn is in the air :)

Hope your all enjoying a great week so far,
Thanks so much for stopping by, and taking the time to comment too, love to hear from you,



Leslie Miller said...

Have mercy, Connie, this is gorgeous! The die is beautiful, and I love how you were able to color over the green. The Diamond Stickles really did bring out the orange. I have Diamond, too, and find that they do enhance whatever color you use them on. Pretty amazing! This would work for either gal or guy. Loving botanical stuff as I do, this appeals to me greatly!

Grace said...

Oooooh Connie this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE that die and your diamond stickles are a beautiful addition!!! Love everything about this beautiful card, and I know your nephew's wife will too!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my! What a beautiful die!! Love how you have framed it and made a wonderful scene with the sparkly butterflies and flowers. She will love this!

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous die and card creation, Connie! Love the sparkle and I'm sure your nephew's wife will love the thought that went into making such a beautiful card! Hugs!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Connie.

Stephanie said...

Simply gorgeous, Connie! The color of green that you chose is quite pretty.

Hugs to you, my friend!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

your work is so beautiful!!!
I just love the die you used!!!!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely love that die and the accents using the sticklers! Yep, gorgeous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty and elegant scene Connie. Love the different die-cuts you used.

SarahGeorge said...

Such a gorgeous card Connie! Lovely flowers and makes a great image for the elegant card!

Cindy Lyles said...

This is so beautiful Connie!! Adore that die!!