Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Butterfly Challenge #82

I was honoured to be asked to be Guest designer for the Butterfly Challenge #82, but I was a little less sure when I knew the chosen colour was Orange Peel. It is not a colour I would normally chose to craft with, but it is a bright happy colour and I wanted to send a cheerful card to one of my sisters who is going through a tough time, so this was perfect. The actual challenge was to use at least one Butterfly + M for matching pairs, and/or the colour Orange Peel. 

So I started off by making an orange base card. I had several new items that I wanted to try out, so next I chose some heavy white card and embossed it with one of the new Crafter's Companion 3D embossing folders - Country garden. To enhance the depth of the embossing I lightly swiped it with gold metallic paint that I bought at a recent Lidl's craft sale. I wiped the excess off so some of the design showed through white. It dried with a nice sheen to it.
I used some more of my orange card to cut one of my favourite oval frames. (I think it is a d'sire die but I had it before I kept account of the names so I am not sure). I have a plain oval die that fits the centre of this, so I cut it from white paper and used another almost new stamp - I think I have inked it once before. It is from the Altnew set, Persian Motifs. I chose orange and yellow copic markers to colour it and mounted it on the base. For the butterflies I used another new set (I have been spoiling myself lately!), also by Altnew, called Painted Butterflies. There were plenty to choose from but I wanted my Matching pair, so I chose just one. These are stamped in three layers using different shades, and my Misti comes in very handy to get them positioned correctly. There is a matching set of dies so I cut them out and adhered them to the frame. I used Momento Tangelo ink to stamp a simple sentiment and cut it as a banner with an orange mat.
Now I shall go over to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge and see what lovely creations you have made.

8 comments:

Veerle said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. This colour would scare me off too but you nailed it. Wonderful. Hugs Veerle

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful creation Kate - this is exquisite!!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Kate, and congrats on your GDT post.

Jean said...

A beautiful card Kate. I love the gold on the lovely embossed background, it looks really rich and it goes very well with the scary orange colour. Congratulations on the guest DT spot.
Jean x

Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, so rich, love the dies, the embossing, the gold, the stamp and most of all the card.
Faith
x

Bonnie said...

A beautiful flower and butterflies, Kate! Love all that embossed gold! Very elegant!

Zue said...

You made a very inspirational creation.
I agree about orange, it's not my favourite colour and so a bit challenging.
See you next time
Sue x

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous gold embossed background. Even though it's orange your card has a lovely soft feel.