Tuesday, 25 May 2021

* GDT at Try It On Tuesday: Butterfly Birthday



I am delighted to be joining Try It On Tuesday as GDT this fortnight. Thank you, Jo, for inviting me!

The challenge theme this time is Butterflies

Here is the card I made:

I made a colourful background from Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough by smooshing, dipping and dabbing white card in puddles of ink. I die cut the panel to place on top using the beautiful Tim Holtz die set. 
My butterflies are from Tracy Evan's Through the Meadows and Hibiscus stamp sets from AALL & Create. I heat embossed them and watercolored with Arteza Brush pens.
The butterflies were glued to the background just at the centre, so there is some movement. White paint splatters were applied and the sentiments were matted onto black card and adhered in place.

I made an insert for the card using a die cut as a stencil and using the same inks and a brush to blend them. The inside sentiment is my favourite from Inkylicious.

That's all from me.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft MAY AG 27/05
Always Fun Challenges #215 Summer 29/05
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2121 AG 30/05
Crafty Sentiments AG 31/05 
TTCRD AG 31/05
Ikes World #144 Birds or Butterflies 31/05


  1. So beautiful card, fantastic background!
    Have a nice week.

  2. Gorgeous butterfly card Carole! And congrats and Thnk you for being our guest designer for this challenge! ((HUGS)) Helen

  3. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Those butterflies are so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. This is gorgeous Carole. I love all the details and colors. Thanks so much for being our guest host for this challenge at Try It on Tuesday. It is very much appreciated. Hugs-Erika

  5. A very beautiful creation

  6. Wow, what a stunning card! The beautiful butterflies look stunning against the white trellis background and I love the yellow and green colour combination - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us as Guest Designer at Try it on Tuesday! Wishing you a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x

  7. Congrats on your GDT and WOW stunning card love the white trellis over the inky background and beautiful watercoloured butterflies
    Carol x

  8. Such a pretty card! The butterflies are awesome intense colors. A wonderful inky background. I love how you’ve die cut the background panel as a whole piece.

  9. A exquisite card Carole! I love those greens!
    Alison x

  10. What a fabulous card - I love how you made an insert to echo the background on your card. Brilliant inspiration and a treat to have you as our Guest designer, Chrisxx

  11. A gorgeous card and I love the zingy background to your die cut, the butterflies look so pretty in those colours.
    Thanks for joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge at Try it on Tuesday.
    Avril xx

  12. A very beautiful butterfly card, wonderful inspiration for the new theme at TioT's. Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge .
    Yvonne xx

  13. Great unique color choices for butterflies, they look beautiful together! Thanks for sharing with us at Always Fun Challenges this week.

  14. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  15. Beautiful card. I love your butterflies. Thanks for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges

    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  16. Beautiful - love your background.

    Thanks for joining us at the Ike's World Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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