A Recycled Butterfly

Today at the Paper Players Nance Leedy has a fun theme challenge for us:

I took a piece of the cardboard box from my last Stampin’ Up! order and ran it through my Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die.  I then peeled off the top layer of the cardboard to expose the ridges in the middle, and painted it with some white acrylic paint and then sprinkled on some Silver Glass Stampin’ Glitter.  I dyed a flower from the 5/8″ Flower Trim with some Pink Pirouette ink and adhered it to the center of the butterfly.

Recycled Butterfly

Here’s a test for you to see how observant you are.  I made a careless mistake on this card.  Can you figure out what I did wrong?  I didn’t even notice it until I was photographing the card.  You get a star for the day if you guessed that the text on the background dsp is upside down.  Ugggh!  I hate it when I do things like that, and unfortunately it isn’t a rare occurrence.  I’d already spent too much time on this card, and couldn’t face redoing it, so it is what is.

I hope you can join us in the challenge this week at the Paper Players.  I’d love to see what you recycle.  Want to see what the rest of the design team did?  You can check them out here:

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Subtles dsp stack
Embellishments:  Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Baja Breeze 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Large Scallop edgelit, Color Spritzer Tool, 5/8″ Flower Trim, Silver Stampin’ Glass Glitter, White Acrylic Paint (non-SU), cardboard


13 thoughts on “A Recycled Butterfly

  1. *jaw on floor* Stunning! I love the ripple effect that the corrugated cardboard gives to the butterfly. Makes it look like it’s in motion. Wow.

  2. Amy this is pure gorgeous-ness! Not only did you rock the recycled box but your color combination, as always, is so fresh and pretty. Love the layout and that butterfly is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for making my recycle challenge look so good!

  3. I LOVE this card–what beautiful elements and colors you’ve used. I am totally sold on that stamp set now…with free shipping, I am GETTING it! And I made a Valentine card one time with the print upside down too…no one would notice if you didn’t tell them!!!

  4. Amy, you do such beautiful work. I love your style! I always look forward to checking your blog for what’s new!
    Please tell me, what color from the prints stack did you use in the background? Is it pink pirouette? You can email me or I will check back for an answer.
    Thank you, so much, for sharing!

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