Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Whimsical Christmas Tree with Butterflies

Back for another post...my third today. And then back to some chores. This is one of my more whimsical cards. I have never seen a Christmas tree with butterflies but I have seen trees covered with Monarch butterflies so why not do a gold tree with butterflies? I cut a doily out of Gold Metallic CS using Cheery Lynn's  English Tea Party Die and cut it into sections and layered them on textured Red CS to make the tree. I cut the butterflies from Red CS using Cheery Lynn's Small Exotic Butterfly Die and arranged them on the tree. I placed this on a card base of the Gold Metallic CS. Stamped "Joy" with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Gold EP.  Used a Flourishes stamp from "Paperwhites" set  Added some Martha Stewart Pearls colored with Copics   This was a simple card but I thought it came out elegant looking. Challenges to enter:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge: Silver and Gold
(you can use one or both)
Saturday Challenge Secret Crafters:  Photo Inspiration shown lower left. I was inspired by the Red Butterflies in the photo.
Flutter by Wednesday: Open challenge. Included butterflies.
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for Yipeee. Christmas is almost here. "Anything Christmassy Goes"
Papercraft Star Challenge: Challenge 74 is to use a tree ...See Photo inspiration lower right. Red and gold stands out in the photo.
Cooking It Up With Katie: Anything Goes.
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Anything Goes


Secret Crafters Photo



Papercraft Star Photo




 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

17 comments:

Patti P. said...

I think this is such gorgeous, we were at the aquarium in Chattanooga and they have a butterfly house where they fly around you and light on you....it was wonderful. Love the doily made into a tree, very ingenius!

Tracy said...

Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at SCSC
Tracy x

DelightfullyCrazy said...

Very clever use of dies... makes for a beautiful card!! Thanks for taking place in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week. Hope we will see you again next week too..

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Theresa! Love the pretty tree and the gorgeous butterflies fluttering about!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very pretty and I love the butterflies on the tree. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous take on the photo inspiration, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS a few more days left on my candy if you are interested:)

Olga said...

gorgeous, you are so clever!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

How fun and your right whimsical! Brought a smile to my face!

Franz♥ said...

So amazing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week, a big hug! Franz.

p.s.: i have some candy if you like!

NanaConnie said...

Great way to make the tree, Theresa! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, it's going to run until January 2 and you can enter a total of 3 times in December. Hope to see you again. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef

♥Jan♥ said...

Charming, classy card ! Thanks for playing along with our tree challenge this week at Papercraft Star. Merry Merry !!

clare said...

a really great idea. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR.x

Harriet Skelly said...

I think butterflies on anything looks great! :o) And you can have butterfly ornaments decorating a Christmas tree! Thanks for playing with FBW!

Kianel said...

Gorgeous card Theresa!
So very elegantwith just red and gold!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
love from France, Kianel.

Regan said...

What a lovely card! I love that the tree is made from a doily and that you decorated it with butterflies, how clever! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Delphine said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx