Card Concept #7: Butterfly Theme


Have you started seeing butterflies around your home yet?  If not, be prepared to see a lot of them in the next two weeks here on the Card Concept Challenge...our theme for Challenge #7 is to use a Butterfly somewhere on your card!   
I hope you have been playing along with our fun, new challenge...for Challenge #6, we had 116 cards submitted...seriously, 116!  Want to see who were the winners?  Here's a link to to see the favorites.
I am one of the designers who represents the Classy and Elegant style.  

Definition:
Polished
Shiny Finish
Sparkling Embellishments
Rich Color Scheme
Sophisticated Sentiments
Regal
Sweeping
Dramatic
Monochromatic
Layered Textures
Awe
Impress
I never really thought my style of card making was Classy and Elegant, but I  have found that you only have to use one or two of the descriptions for your card to be considered in that category.  You can have a CAS or Clean and Layered card and still have it be Classy and Elegant!  Here's my take on the Butterfly theme:
It always makes me happy when I see a butterfly...so I used some a cheerful, happy new die from Memory Box with cute musical notes as my background.  I also used a very elegant 6 x 6 embossing folder from Embossalicious to add that swirly background in the corners of my base.  The butterfly is a die from Serendipity Stamps...probably the most elegant die I have.  I cut it once in glittery paper and once in a teal colored vellum.  I wish you could see how pretty it is in person!  I added some really shiny stick pins and a few more little butterflies to tie in the teal color.  I am saving this card for my son and daughter-in-law who have their first anniversary in April.  
Are you ready to see some more butterfly inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the cards made by the Card Concept Design Team...there are 6 different styles, something for everyone!

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Very pretty Cathy! I love the musical note die in the pierced frame!!

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. So very elegant indeed. Your layered butterfly is just beautiful, and I love your frame and musical notes die layer. Too bad I posted all those butterfly cards the other day. Darn--well, I will just have to see what I can whip up using some of my many other butterfly stamps and dies.

vicki said...

Wow Cathy this is so beautiful! The butterfly is absoutley stunning! I love the music notes too :)
Vic x

Gorgeous card Cathy! I love the blue and music notes and that pretty butterfly--makes me smile and know that spring is coming!

Yep, this card is definitely classy and elegant! The butterfly is gorgeous, and I love those die cut music notes! This looks like an interesting challenge blog, I hadn't heard of this one. I think I'll give it a try :)

Debbie said...

Oh my, Cathy ... this is so pretty! I love the monochromatic color palette and all the lovely elements you added to create this little stunner!

KayM said...

Oooooh this is so pretty! I had to just look and look to take in all the loveliness here! So many pretty dies used and the colors are wonderful! Love this Cathy!

Angela said...

Now that I see what you have created with this SB die I'm so inspired! Your card is whimsical and so pretty!

Karen D said...

Your card is so fresh and pretty Cathy, the colour is gorgeous. I love the die cuts you have used and love the pins too. So special.

Sharron said...

Beautiful anniversary card, Cathy! Love the layered butterfly and the fun music notes!

Marybeth said...

Boy the year went by so fast!
This is very elegant Cathy! I love all the dies you used for this one. The music notes are so pretty , dainty and elegant! Of course I love the Serendipity Stamps butterfly! The colors are so pretty too and I love the stick pins. Seems like last month you were getting ready for the wedding. This is my favorite of your for the CC

Jeanne J said...

Stunning Cathy!! Every time I look I see something new and beautiful here! The bitty butterfly over the sentiment, the embossing, fancy die cuts... YUM!

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