Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The Beautiful Ulysses Butterfly

Hello and Welcome. Today's card is for the current 
Double D Challenge where we are to 
pick out a Butterfly from this Gorgeous Mood Board.
Details are Here

Now who doesn't have a collection of these beautiful creatures?
I know as soon as I saw this I was going to use my
Australian Nature #1 by Inspired by Stamping set.
You see the butterfly I used is the
Ulysses Swallowtail and is truly a site to see.
I have often seen them fly through my daughter's back yard
in Tropical North Queensland.
I went cas here as I wanted the feature to be
THAT beautiful butterfly.
I used Linen card stock as my base and
attached some Kaisercraft DP.
I then lightly stamped the orchids on top.
Once more I am using a new die I got
a few weeks back from Uniquely Creative - 
Crosshatch Texture
I heat embossed my butterfly with Ranger Copper Powder
then went on to colour her using a variety of mediums
including - Rustic Brown Metallique Paint,
Imagination Crafts Wax in Black and Blue,
PearEx Powder #681 (blue/green)
even a touch of Magicals. All in all
I have a lovely shimmery butterfly.
This was fussy cut and popped.
The sentiment is from the same set and
using the same embossing powder and
cut from a MFT stitched die and slightly popped.

Thanks for dropping in today
and leaving your comments.


Darlene said...

This is gorgeous Ina! Oh my ... I can't imagine seeing one of these beauties in person ... bet they are amazing!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Butterflies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation Ina and gorgeous colours for our BUTTERFLY Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw. ♥ DOUBLE D ♥
 [aNNie DT member for Double D Challenges]

Cathy said...

What a stunning butterfly Ina, love all the texture on the background too, Cathy x

Donna Phelan said...

Love that linen Designer Paper and the wonky white die cut, it really makes your magnificent butterfly POP! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Butterflies, Donna, Design Team Member.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so gorgeous and I love your beautiful butterfly. That must be amazing to see such a sight. I have never seen a blue butterfly myself.

*Vicki* said...

So gorgeous! That butterfly looks amazing! :)

Mac Mable said...

What a stunning butterfly with the prettiest of colours. Great layout and how lucky that your daughter and you see these wonderful butterflies x Fabulous inspiration, thank you x

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Ina, love your card and that die is fabulous. Recently when in Adelaide I purchase a whole lot of this die brand from Paper Flourish, a fabulous store and if and when we move back to SA I will be at that store a lot. xx

Helen said...

You were sooo right, Ina!!! That butterfly is stunning!!!! It looks like it could just fly off your card front! Great card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous make Ina! Love the pop of white to really make your beautiful butterfly pop! That certainly is a beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gee.....that butterfly, though!!! It's beyond stunning, I had to read over and over again how you did it. When I grow up I wanna make butterflies like you. This card is just killer, that is all. The texture, the use of that cross hatch die, the stamping. Simply beyond amazing!!! PINNING!!!

Tammy said...

WOW Ina, that butterfly is amazing!! I love copper embossing and stunning colors, awesome new die too, gorgeous card!
Hugs, Tammy

Leslie Miller said...

Oh. My. Goodness!! Your amazing butterfly deserves a closer look so I'm really glad you shared that second photo. WOW! If I saw this in my garden I'd faint from the beauty. Your entire card is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double D!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, and great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Butterfly Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} HUGGLES!

Kathy Krug said...

Pretty Butterfly card, Ina. The butterfly is truly the star with all the shimmer and texture. Love the die cut on the pretty paper ad it makes the butterfly pop. Thanks for sharing with us at DD.