Saturday 28 July 2012

Les Papillion Birthday

Hi All,

Hope you have been enjoying your Saturday.  We've had a very sunny day but I've been enjoying it in my craft corner!  I have a card made with the new Spellbinders for you today.  I just couldn't resist the wonderful dies and had them ordered within about 3 minutes!  Create and Craft will be the financial ruin of me!  Did anyone else take the plunge and order them too?

I love the new butterfly dies called Les Papillion and knew these would have to feature on my first card.  I started by matting and layering the pink pearlescent and gold cardstock.  My embossed cardstock was made using the Elegance M-Bossability folder from Spellbinders.  My border strips are from the Asian Accents set.  I used Scalloped Labels One for underneath my butterfly.  I cut the top layer of the butterfly from the Spellbinders packaging and actually passed it through the Grand Calibur about 30 times.  Unfortunately, due to the intricacy of the die it just wouldn't quite cut through.  So out came the old fashioned technique of cutting with scissors!  I attached with Pinflair Glue Gel.

The sentiment stamp is from Create and Craft and layered onto Fancy Framed Tags One.  These really need to be cut with greaseproof paper.  I ended up ripping three just by not using this technique. 

Have any of you got crafty plans for tomorrow?  I'm hoping to work on a Fab'n'Funky challenge idea but I'll keep that one under wraps until Wednesday!

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Lou Sims said...

Stunning card Rachel and love the colour combo. I also have to use grease proof paper with those intricate dies but apparently the dies get easier the more you use them.


Sue said...

Stunning card Rachel. I really love the design and the colours are gorgeous
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Rachel, love the gorgeous dies.

Donna x

Kim said...

lovely card, love the CAS layout and that butterfly looks fab!
Kim x

coops said...

so stunning rachel. i love the pretty design and butterfly :D

xx coops xx

Pat K said...

Such a pretty card Rachel. Good to see you're having fun with your new purchases. hugs, pat k.x

Lady E said...

wow! gorgeus card! so romantic...