Butterfly Wishes

AYSI Challenge #236

I’ve been making an anniversary card for my son and daughter in law for the last two weeks and it’s finally finished but a week late. We were hoping to hand deliver to them and out of concern for us warned that his area is spiking again in Covid positive cases made the urgency less of a factor. So this will be going in a priority mail box as well as some costumes and Halloween goodies for our granddaughter.

My motivation returned when I saw the speed challenge at the As You See It challenge with a butterfly theme and under 10 minute speed challenge.

My card was completed in 7 minutes and 5 seconds and only took me five days to decide what to make. Butterflies are normally easy for me since they are a reminder of my late mother. I must admit that I did not make the background but did find this gorgeous Recollections Gilded Ink paper pad today at my Michael’s. The die cut to show case the patterned paper background is a Simon Says Stamp Confetti Circle die, the butterfly is also from a Recollections Valentine’s Day stamp & dies set and the sentiment is from Gina K Design’s The Northwoods. I stamped the butterfly on the background paper with VersaFine Clair black ink which was not the greatest choice of inks. Since I had to spend some of my time using my mono eraser to get some smears off my card. Using clear embossing powder could have solved that issue I believe. I added some shine with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen.

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Thanks for looking. Hope you are having a great week!!

16 thoughts on “Butterfly Wishes

  1. Gorgeous card! That confetti circle die is perfect to highlight beautiful background paper while still allowing the rest of your card elements to shine (literally and figuratively – lol!). Love your CAS card design and the white focal panel on white. Beautiful card and in under 10 minutes!

  2. Great job on getting this done so quickly! I love that it took you days to figure out what you were going to do. It’s beautiful. Glad you’re being safe and not going to visit in person. Sorry you miss out on seeing them, though. I like the Versa Fine Clair ink for it’s crisp beauty, but it definitely takes time to dry. Glad you were able to clean it up. It’s always frustrating when that happens. Especially when it happens at the end.

  3. I always enjoy the cards you make when you enter a speed challenge and what you write is part of the enjoyment. The confetti circle die you used for this showcases the colours behind and is so pretty. It is a beautiful card.

  4. What a great design for a speed challenge, Gayle! I laughed when you said it took five days to figure out what you were going to do! I can relate! But good time on your construction! I love that die cut with the circles! Thanks for getting your adrenaline pumping with us at As You See It Challenges!

  5. Gayle, this is gorgeous! The die is interesting in itself but also shows off that fabulous paper – what a find that was! The design is clean and elegant. I can identify with taking five days to come up with a ten minute card as well! So glad you joined our speed challenge at As You See It with this beauty!

    1. That diecut is a fabulous way to showcase your fabulous gilded paper Gayle and your card was created in record time, once you’d had time to think about it! I can total relate to that – if I included my thinking time too it would run into days too! Thanks for playing along over at As You See It Challenge this week!

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