Thursday, May 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge #5

Well. I've got butterflies! Not in my stomach, but you'll find them here on my blog and you'll see more fluttering by over at the Twofer Challenge! Because I didn't have a large enough butterfly image, I had to go shopping. Isn't that just too bad?? Not!! I found this lovely stamp set at The Stamp Market, and just had to have it. So glad I did!! Let's get to the cards, shall we?!

Here they are together:


And here they are individually:



Polka dots. Does it get any better than polka dots?!! Now you see why I just had to have this set! I masked the birthday card and stamped the butterflies in black and then with a variety of colored inks. The oval is from MFT, and the sentiment is from HA. The thinking of you card has just the one butterfly, which was fussy cut, and it's been popped up on that gorgeous hydrangea. I stamped the flower and the sentiment while at the Lake House over a year ago, and have been hoarding saving it for just the right time. I think this butterfly was meant for this bloom, don't you?! And I apologize to the maker of both the sentiment and the hydrangea, as I don't know who made them. All I know is that I quite like them! I watercolored the bloom with my Ziggies, cut the panel down and added a purple base to fit my card front. EZPZ lemon squeezy! 

So now it's your turn. Dig through your stash, look at your database, or search in your Evernote for that butterfly stamp and come play along at the Twofer Challenge. You can use the butterflies in a traditional manner like I did, or you can think outside the box and create two cards, using the same stamp in a non-traditional way. It'll be fun I promise!! See you there!!!





22 comments:

Anita in France said...

Oh my, polka dot butterflies ... how gorgeous, Bev! That kaleidoscope of flutterers in all those wonderful colours is bright, happy and so fun ... so perfect for a birthday card! You're right, that brilliantly coloured hydrangea is the ideal spot for your single delicate beauty to land ... love how the dots on it mimic the centres of the blooms ... so clever! I'm still hoarding the last of my panels like this from the Lake House ... I think they're from Essentials By Ellen, though haven't checked, so don't take that as read! Thinking of you, my friend ... and sending big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

~amy~ said...

polka dots, can't get enough of them. These are brilliant Bev!

Mac Mable said...

Polka dots is good for me too x Both cards are so eye catching. Great masking and stamping on the first beautiful card and wow on the second....Love the oversized hydrangea, which is beautifully coloured and yes that butterfly was made for it. Thank you for the inspiration x

Brenda said...

OMGosh, I love both cards Bev!!! I thought you paper pieced those polka dot butterflies, but I guess not! I'm in love with these butterfly stamps, they are so cute with their polka dots and I love how you have used them on both your cards. Yes, that butterfly was made for that bloom! Hugs, Brenda

Marybeth said...

Hi Bev! I am so behing I didn't even know you were designing here.... Congratulations! Oh goodness your butterflies are darling, loving the polka dots! I love the brightness and cheerful feel to both cards!

I Card Everyone said...

Happy to say I know exactly who made that Mondo Hydrangea, Bev! Ms. Julie at Ellen Hutson does grow a gorgeous bloom, right?
Your flutterbys are just adorable ... LOve that they don't have all the fiddley details of many on the market - though I have to say I've never met a butterfly that I didn't love.
Gorgeous cards, my friend! Positively Polka Perfection... xx
=]

Bobby said...

Perfect stamping on those colorful polka dotted butterflies, Bev, and perfect fussy cutting as well. The green one looks right at home on the beautiful purple hydrangea.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous butterflies Bev! Love how you did the whole background of them, great masking! Then putting one on the hydrangea--perfect! Hoping spring is easy for you! I am hoping to keep the YKWs at bay!

Kara Lynne said...


Polka dots and butterflies - what a great combination! I love how your butterflies have all fluttered together to wish a happy birthday! How wonderful to have a beautiful hydrangea all ready to go! The spring green color is a great choice with the blue-purple color of the flowers. Just like your card says, I'm thinking of you and hope you are well, Bev!

Loll said...

Your butterfly cards are so sweet Bev!! LOVE polka-dots ... no wonder you had to have this stamp! :) Great job with masking on your birthday card. It must have taken a long time, but it looks amazing and was well worth it. So sweet, this would bring lots of happiness.

And your second card is the same ... so happy, bright and beautiful. The colouring of your hydrangea is AMAZING! And love it with the polka-dot butterfly. xx

Susanne Vargas said...

What? You had to go shopping for a butterfly stamp? Then I am not even going to tell you how many butterfly images I have... lol!
You did pick a fun one! Love the dots! Your masked butterfly background looks so pretty as does the single one on the beautiful hydrangea!
Have a great weekend, my friend!

Darnell said...

You know me, I'm all over aswoon with your polkie-dotted butterflies, Bevie! I love the colors that you chose on your crowd of pretties and commend you on the excellent masking involved in that design! I also have and love that Mondo Hydrangea stamp, especially in purple! Your escapee from the butterfly camp looks so pretty landed on your beautifully-colored flower!! Keeping you in my thoughts, my friend! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Kathyk said...

Simply splendid take on the butterfly twofer brief

Kathyk

Nora N. said...

Oh I am in LOVE with both of your takes on the challenge!! The card with all the masked butterflies is just amazing!! LOVE the second one with the hydrangeas and the butterfly too. Butterflies and hydrangeas are my favorite!!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh how cute those butterflies are with polka dots. I love the design. A perfect card with the butterfly smelling the flowers because that's what they do!

lostinpaper said...

You had me at Hydrangea, your colouring is amazing and so are both your card designs!

Carol L said...

What a lucky find on that polka dot butterfly stamp! It makes for one colorful and fun birthday card! I love the hydrangea and how you colored it, and what impresses me the most is the CAS design! The butterfly takes center stage on both cards so well! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration with your Twofer cards!
Congrats on your DGD's graduation from law school (you must be SO proud) and I do hope your hubby's medical issues soon settle down! Life is never easy :)

Linda said...

What a fab butterfly .... I can see why you had to have it!
Great job with the masking ... I love the rainbow of colour. And the beautiful hydrangea looks stunning xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous background of butterflies and I love the piecing. And, the second card is equally gorgeous with just the single butterfly. I love that look on both Twofers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my! I just realized the polka dots are on the stamp and here I thought that you had pieced all of them. These are gorgeous! Forgive me for my earlier comment where I assumed they were pieced.

Pat said...

I adore all the dotty butterflies Bev, and used as a random background with wonderful masking on the first, and love that gorgeous hydrangea with another beautiful spotted butterfly resting on it. Two beautiful cards! x

Izzy Scrap said...

Two gorgeous cards with these dotted butterflies ! Love the happiness in the birthday card with all the colours (a great way to replace the traditional balloons !). But you stole my heart with this beautiful blue Hydrangea (my favourite flower in my favourite colour !). It is so eye-catching paired with the lovely butterfly ! Fabulous ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring. x