Butterfly Thinlits Paper Pieced Butterfly

by Joanne James9. February 2015 09:00

Today is a busy day for me: I have my monthly technique class this morning and this afternoon I'm heading to Ikea to stock up on picture frames for a party at the weekend. This month's technique class features the 'Butterfly Basics' stamp set and co-ordinating Butterfly Thinlit Dies, so I have been using them to make lots of samples recently. Today's card is one of the ones I made to show the ladies that are attending my class and works wonderfully with the palette over at Colour Q this week:

The butterflies can be used in a number of ways to incorporate colour into them - having seen some interesting samples using vellum and also colouring with Blendabilites, I decided to have a go at paper-piecing a solid butterfly image. Here is my card:

 

Whilst this card looks deceptively simple, with its inlaid black butterfly outline and coloured wings, I can assure you it isn't altogether quick to put together! Keeping track of all the tiny pieces from the insides of the four coloured butterflies I cut was something of a challenge, but was well worth it - I love the effect of the solid, brightly coloured paper-pieced butterfly. Here's a close up of the detail:

In addition, I also have the four coloured butterflies to use for other projects - bonus!

That's all from me today. check out my Facebook page if you would like to see the fun that the ladies are getting up to in my class and what this week's cakes look like! Better still, get in touch with me and join me for next month's technique class on 9th March, when we will be using Blendabilities and the lovely Easter stamp set, 'Indescribable Gift'. You can find more details on my class schedule here.  Back tomorrow with another project; until then happy stampin'!

 

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* Pretty In Pink cardstock - retired

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Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
2/9/2015 5:28:27 PM #


Fabulous Joanne!  It looks even better in "reallife".  Don't know if I'd have the patience to make it and I'm sure it wouldn't look as good as yours.  

Thanks for the class today - really enjoyed it.  Can't wait til the next one!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/9/2015 10:01:41 PM #

Thanks - it really is one of those cards that you need to see up close to get the full effect. So glad you liked it!

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Pat McCleary
Pat McClearyUnited States
2/9/2015 10:02:14 PM #

This is just stunning! Can't imagine paper piecing one butterfly, let alone 4. You really rocked this, Joanne.

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/10/2015 5:55:46 PM #

Thanks so much Pat for your kind words - this card was something of a labour of love, but it is gorgeous and definitely worth it! Just not one for mass production 😊

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Arielle Gordon
Arielle GordonUnited States
2/11/2015 7:11:35 PM #

Gorgeous card Joanne! I am in love with that butterfly!

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Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
2/14/2015 12:11:38 AM #

All of your hard work was worth it, this is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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