Sunday, June 19, 2022


Hello, and welcome back friends!  I hope you're all having a wonderful early summer (up here in the Northern hemisphere anyway). Today is the start of another ANYTHING GOES challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friendswhere our sponsor is:

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And here is my card project:

For my card, I chose to use the lovely Paper Pricking Pattern - Frame & Flourish (Labels 8/Top Note Die)This pattern is designed to fit the second largest die in the Spellbinders Labels 8 set.  As soon as I saw this in the FSS store, I knew this is what I wanted to use.  At first, I thought that I would do a backstitch around the outer pricking pattern, but when I was finished with the chain stitching along the swirl pattern, I had had enough of stitching for this piece!  I did get the look that I wanted though, so that's all that matters, I guess!  The GORGEOUS butterfly comes from the Spellbinders Stitched Glimmer Butterflies Glimmer of the Month club from May 2022.  I don't have a glimmer system, but when I saw these, I had to get this club!  I love, love, LOVE the look of these stitched butterflies!  To fit the design of my card, I couldn't use the actual side butterfly because it was too large, so I cut the front facing one in half and used that as a side view instead.  I also cut the antennae apart to change the direction of the left one.  I colored the antennae and body with a black alcohol marker and used Wilted Violet oxide ink on the wings.  For the accent pieces, I stitched them with a gold metallic thread that was just a TAD BIT fiddly to work with on such a small area, but I got it to work for me in the end! 😳 The little yellow flowers come from the infamous Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms die set and were colored with whatever leftover yellow was left on my blending brush, most likely Squeezed Lemonade oxide.  The purple centers were colored with an alcohol marker.  I mounted this panel onto the kraft card base with foam tape.  The sentiment comes from the Sending Sunshine and Smiles set from MFT.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I apologize for having my post up late, as life got in the way, and I forgot!  Don't you forget to head on over to the Little Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog and share your creations with us, as we love to see what you create!  Until next time,

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗

~ Marie

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