Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Beaded butterflies



Hi everyone, I wanted to revisit the glass microbeads which I used earlier on this week as they haven't seen the light of day for quite a while!

I started by embossing some white card with an embossing folder and diffuser for a background then cut the butterflies using Sizzix two part dies. The plain butterfly was cut with double-sided sticky sheet attached and the silhouette part was then attached to it and the microbeads (gold and jade) stuck to the uncovered areas.

This card is for the following challenges:

Less Is More #112 - use beads (2nd entry)

CAS On Sunday #44 - Flutterby

CAS-ology Week 37 - Hope


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Sue x

18 comments:

Jen said...

fabulous card sue.... i might have to dig mine out too

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Meghan said...

What a fun clean and simple card! Perfect sentiment too! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

Chrissie said...

I think I should get some micro-beads, they look terrific!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

The photo really has to be enlarged to get the real feel of those beautiful beads! Such a clever way to use them, and still have a CAS card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Nancy said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the way you didn't emboss around the sentiment! Great job and so glad you joined us at CAS on Sunday! Please join us again!

Cathy said...

Hi Sue, your butterflies look fantastic :)

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful butterflies with the beaded decoration. Perfectly placed on the white embossed backdrop which really shows them off. Loll xx

Sharyn Polesel said...

A really beautiful card! I love everything about it!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) I love the beaded butterflies, so pretty :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Janneke de Jong said...

What a lovely card have you made ;o)
Thank you so much for joining us at CAS on Sunday.

Jane said...

Stunning card, I love the use of the micro beads. Jane x

Susan said...

I LOVE the look of micro beads, but boy are they a pain to work with! I used a few on one of my cards and decided that was all! LOL! You've done a beautiful job with these butterflies!

Meg said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous - Love your card.

Margaret said...

This is so pretty with the butterflies

Margaret xx

mypapercraftworld said...

You've done amazing things with these microbeads, Sue, these butterflies are stunning against the trellis background! Anita :)

Patrice said...

Beautiful card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/03/52-card-pickup-213.html

Lizy Bartaby said...

Beautiful Sue...loving the micro beads!
Lizy x

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Sue, you make the embossing and microbeads look easy! What a gorgeous CAS card...perfect symbol and sentiment of hope! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!