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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Cardinal and Butterflies {Scrapy Land}

Greetings, Sweet Crafty Friends!
Welcome to Scrapy Land Challenge #37!

Today's card is a combination for the SL Challenge and a card commission.
A friend asked me to make a 60th Birthday Card with a cardinal and butterflies.

Theme: Anything Goes Using Die Cut brands sold by Scrapy Land
Up for grabs is a $15 gift card to the Scrapy Land Store, and several badge opportunities, as well. 
We love being inspired by your pretty cards submitted to our challenges.
You have until March 13 to submit your pretties!

My 6" x 9" card uses the following Scrapy Land Products:
Sue Wilson Noble Ornate Pierced Design
Sue Wilson Double Pierced Rectangles
Spellbinders Grate Effect
Couture Creations Embossing Folder Flamingos and Hedgehogs
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Swiss Dot"
Memory Box Cascadia Butterfly Trio
Memory Box Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
Taylored Expressions Poster Graphic Numbers

The Taylored Expressions Poster Graphic Numbers are quirky and fun with "holes and fancies".

The white shapes behind the grey panel are all on a single layer!
Here's how:

Now it's your turn!
We always look forward to seeing your beautiful projects at:

Scrapy Land Products Used:
Sue Wilson Noble Ornate Pierced Design, Double Pierced Rectangles
Spellbinders Grate Effect
Couture Creations Embossing Folder "Flamingos and Hedgehogs"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Swiss Dot"
Memory Box Cascadia Butterfly Trio, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
Taylored Expressions Poster Graphic Numbers

Image: Stampin Up! Cardinal (Beauty of the Season set)
Glitter: Sparkle N Sprinkle Fire Engine Red G1007, Starfire G1017
Copic Markers
Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf Punch ATP
Papers: White, Red, Grey

Challenges I'd like to play in please:
  1. Crazy Challenge #217 - Use Red 3/14
  2. Craft Your Passion #301 - Always Anything Goes 3/6
  3. Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - (Mar) Use Loose Glitter 3/31
  4. Ellibelle's Let's Color Linky Party #4 - Anything Goes with something Colored 3/12
  5. One Crazy Stamper Inc - (March) Anything Goes with Rubber Stamp 3/31 (used Stampin Up! Rubber Stamp)
  6. Addicted to Stamps - #121 Glitter/Bling plus a Stamp - (SU Cardinal, 2 colors of glitter in the frame and "60" and distressed around the cardinal) 3/13
  7. Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenges - Things With Wings (bird + 4 layered butterflies 3/5
  8. Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #134 Use Punches or Die Cuts 3/15 (listed below)
  • Die Cuts Used: Sue Wilson Noble Ornate Pierced Design, Double Pierced Rectangles
  •  Spellbinders Grate Effect
  •  Memory Box Cascadia Butterfly Trio, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
  •  Taylored Expressions Poster Graphic Numbers
  •  Punch Used: Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf Punch ATP

Thank you for stopping by!


    KarinsArtScrap said...

    gorgeous card and design Donna, beautiful done

    gr karin

    brenda said...

    It's am extremely striking card Donna, the reds and little hint of glitter really pop against the white, a delight to see.

    B x

    Olga Jewell said...

    That is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the glitter!

    Pamellia Johnson said...

    Oh my gosh Donna, this is just stunning!! I love cardinals and this one is just stealing the show!! Love the fancy die cut layer and that red glitter paper highlights your image so well! Beautiful, love love love! hugs :)

    Dr Sonia S V said...

    Donna your image is so beautifully showcased and I love the mixture of wet and dry embossing...a stunning creation!!
    Dr Sonia

    Lori Kobular said...

    Stunning card Donna! I love all the different elements on your gorgeous card! That cardinal looks beautiful too!

    Lisa said...

    This is absolutely stunning, Donna!! I'm looking at a cardinal out my window and then back at yours and it's a perfect match!! I love the sparkly red and the dies you used!! I didn't know there was a set of MB butterfly dies to layer over the Cascadia dies...must have them!! Love everything about this my friend!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    Team Clark said...

    Oh Donna, I so love cardinals and this is as pretty of a tribute to them as ever there were! Gorgeous detail, sparkle and layering! WOW!!! <3

    Anne Temple said...

    Fabulous birthday card! I know the recipient will love it! Great tutorial too and I love all the added sparkle.

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Fabulous! How clever is all that die cutting on the one panel. Thanks for the how-to too! You're so creative with your dies Donna. The cardinal is so pretty on the little branch and the white, red and grey work perfectly together. Another winner my friend!

    Silvis Kreativstube said...

    Hallo liebe Donna,

    eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Ich mag die Cardinalvögel sehr und deine Karte ist mit vielen wunderschönen Details gearbeitet. Absolut perfekt. Hugs Silvi

    pam said...

    Wow this card is gorgeous Donna, love your beautiful Cardinal stamp, fabulous die cuts with sparkle red showing through, and those amazing butterflies.

    Hugs Pam x

    Karen said...

    Donna, this is breathtakingly beautiful! What a gorgeous scene and such a striking color palette. The frame for the sweet cardinal has been on my Scrapy wish list.. I especially love it as you're showcasing it here: filled with sparkling love! :o) The butterflies are so beautiful and I adore the elegance of your entire design. Gorgeous work, my sweet and lovely friend! Wishing you every happiness today. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

    Karen said...

    My sweet friend, I am back after reading your comments just now. :o) The size of that particular card is 4.25x5.5. I'm so happy you love Gracie's stamps... they are lovely and I know you would use them so beautifully. Have a sparkly day, Donna. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

    KT Fit Kitty said...

    Very pretty, Donna! Love the gorgeous cardinal and I enjoyed looking at all of the beautiful dies you used - thank you for showing them! Gorgeous butterflies too!

    Maryvonne COUSSE said...

    Gorgeous card Donna ! Love the cardinal , and Thanks for the gear TUTORIAL !

    Sue said...

    Hi Donna, Loving this card. It is so elegant and the Cardinal is such a beautiful bird. We don't have them here in England.

    Hope you enjoy your evening. Sue

    Pia S said...

    You're so creative with your dies! Whenever I see one of your cards I'm thinking I'm not using the full potential of my own dies. The red cardinal and butterflies pop nicely. I've never seen a cardinal IRL, I actually became aware of their existence here in blog land, but I love seeing them on cards.

    Kathy Krug said...

    Great coloring and colors on this special card. I love how you used the stamping and dies together. Thank you so much for that tip on creating a panel.

    Janis said...

    Exquisite, Donna! I am so sorry I haven't been over here for ages to comment on your wonderful posts. I read and enjoy them on my email feed, though. I just love how you did all the die cuts on the one panel. So very pretty. Everytime I see one of your projects and read your fabulous instructions, it is like getting to sit right beside you and learn from you. I love that! Hope this spring holds many lovely days of joy for you!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    crafty-stamper said...

    Very elegant card love the red cardinal and butterflies -fabulous dies
    carol x

    Verna Angerhofer said...

    This is so gorgeous and elegant looking. Your friend is going to love it.

    coldwaters2 said...

    Hi Donna I have finally managed to get to my computer I wanted to thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog. Donna this is beautiful the Red really stands out it is so vibrant the dies and image are fabulous, I love it
    lorraine x

    Patricia St Martin said...

    OMGoodness girl friend you sure out done yourself this time. Thanks for the tip on create unique panel. I just ordered Sue Wilson double pierced square and hope I will be happy with it. The background turned out amazing and the red is just stunning. Gorgeous Cardinal I just seen one in my backyard, I love birds and can't forget about butterflies so pretty. Wonderful sparkle.
    Hugs Pat

    McCrafty's Cards said...

    Gorgeous card I like the design
    Kevin xx

    Petra Swart said...

    What a beautiful 60th birthday card, Donna!!!! Wonderful detail to appreciate and enjoy and really put together perfectly!!! Love your stunning cardinal and the butterflies are fabulous!!!! The red with the grey and white are so beautiful!!!! The receiver of this card will sure love it as much as I do!!!!!

    Bimba said...

    This is amazing! I love the butterflies! Just great! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge!

    Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

    Looks very Elegant and perfect for 60th Birthday ! Loved the gray n red combo :)

    Sue said...

    Your card is gorgeous, Donna. Love the brilliant red cardinal, and all your signature sparkle. Those dies are so very pretty and love the way you use mulitiple dies. Need to get out my beautiful cardinal stamp and get moving on this challenge.


    Linda Vich said...

    Hey, I have that stamp! It's one of my virgin ones 😀 You've done it up right pretty with the frame and butterflies!

    cotnob said...

    This is gorgeous Donna, such a fabulous design - red and white always looks so elegant and you have included lots of wonderful die cut details.

    Nancy Hill said...

    Love the red cardinal and the dies that you used are gorgeous. Your friend will be excited to get this gorgeous card from you. I love the butterflies and the number 60 and the way you did this. Gorgeous card.

    Alexandra said...

    Lovely card. I love cardinals as they have such a beautiful stature and attitude about them. :)

    Sue said...

    A very elegant card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

    Mrs A. said...

    The cardinal and butterflies compliment each other on this elegant card. The glitter showing through the lattice work looks so classy. Hugs Mrs A.

    Paper Creations by Shirley said...

    Hi Donna, gorgeous design, the red and white and gorgeous die cuts look amazing. I haven't been in blogland too much these days, life is busy at the moment. We have a wait yet for Spring, but it's been a mild winter this year. I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

    Ellibelle said...

    Such a beautiful creation! Love all those gorgeous diecuts and amazing image! Thank you so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky Party, hope to see you there again soon!

    Leslie Miller said...

    A cardinal and butterflies! What an interesting request. She sure knew the right person to ask. This turned out so beautiful, Donna! Sorry, I'm still so tired and worn down from my illness. It takes big effort just to sit at the computer for any length of time.

    Samra Leshinski said...

    What a delightfully gorgeous card Donna!
    Paper Talk with Samra

    MaryH said...

    Stunn-ING! Of course I love the beautiful cardinal and his red flutterbyes, but loved the dies, embossing and border effects. Thanks for showing how you did this. What a designer! I keep waffling on those SW Noble pierced basic sets...keep hoping to find a good sale somewhere. I love watching her videos and I love reading your tutorials. TFS & happy wkend. Hugs

    Ellen said...

    Beautiful card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

    Patricia Chalas said...

    your card is adorable... i love all the layer combination!

    Jeanett said...

    Very nice, and I love the picture.
    Thanks for joining us at NSHK.

    Donna Phelan said...

    Totally adore your Red Cardinals in your bird series card, they are my most favorite! Gorgeous layers and dies, butterflies and sparkle...oh my lol BEAUTIFUL!!!

    KOScraps4u said...

    Love this card and your use of dies. Thanks again for stopping by my blog


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