Muse Challege #78 and Time Out Challenge #11

Butterfly polaroid

Such a fab inspiration over at the Muse Card Challenge blog this week that I had to take part – check out the card by Bev Buenker:

The vibrant colours caught my eye, and I knew I wanted to use the polaroid shape and extend my image outside of the frame. The latest Time Out Challenge is to make a celebration card, with the added twist of using butterflies. With this in mind, my idea came together quite quickly.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the polaroid shape. Keeping the pieces together on the mat I stamped my Urban Stamps butterflies in Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that they extended beyond the frame of the polaroid. I then used Spectrum Noir pens to shade the butterflies using the colour pallet from Bev’s card, but I decided to leave the stamped images on the polaroid shape itself clean.
When piecing the card together onto the card blank I cut 6 more of the polaroid shape and layered them together with the stamped piece to add some dimension:

butterfly polaroid close up

Once I had added the sentiment I felt the card was still missing something, so I used my Spectrum Noirs to colour some pearls and added these to the frame, to echo the sequins in the inspiration card.
This sounds like a lengthy process but it came together pretty quickly (I was happily watching the diving at the Commonwealth Games at the same time – don’t tell the husband I have been crafting downstairs!). I love the way it turned out and I will definitely recreate this card again with different images.

Please leave a comment, I would love to hear what you think, Cx

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31 thoughts on “Muse Challege #78 and Time Out Challenge #11

  1. This is totally stunning, such a clever design and selectively colouring the areas just takes the whole card to a different level. Thanks for sharing with is at TIME OUT

  2. STUNNING card! I’m blown away, your idea is great!!! I’d like to CASE this card some day if that would be okey with you. Such a fab card. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  3. This is a stunning card, Christine. I absolutely love your take on my little Muse card. Thanks for sharing your technique too; so many new bloggers might not know how to do this otherwise and this is so kind of you. Your coloring and placement of those sweet butterflies is perfect. Thanks for playing along at the Muse challenge this week. Really lovely. : )

  4. I’ll echo the others: one fabulous, gorgeous, knock-out card indeed! I’m smitten with butterflies, and your magic with them here has me in a complete swoon! Beautiful! May I case at some point too, pretty please?
    ~c

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