Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Butterfly of a different colour

Following on from my butterfly, butterfly post, I thought I should share the 'other' version.  Using the same pattern / template but changing up the colour combo creates a different feel to this butterfly card.

I do have a liking for the Chocolate, Orange, Teal colour combo, (and chocolate oranges I must confess :D)  So here is what happened when I teamed up those shades in butterfly form.

I used card from Papermill Direct in 'Mocha' and 'Teal' shades, which I purchased as part of a pick n' mix selection box, these are really good value and allow you to try out a variety of card colours and weights, (believe 4 selections in a box). The papermill card is lovely to work with and cuts so well in the Cricut Mini, you get a nice 'clean' cut.  (and I'm still using the first blade that came with the machine back in November time).  I tend to use the 'medium' card setting and only adjust down if I'm cutting thinner paper.  

Accompanying the papermill cardstock on this outing is some pale blue pearlescent card, seen between the 'mocha' and the 'teal', and also pearlescent white card seen just inside the white scrolls on the top layer.  The patterned paper is from a 'First Edition' 8x8 paper pad called 'New Leaf'.  I added stickles glitter glue in 'Mercury Glass', and some faux half pearls.  On this version I also used Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.  I had the orange Card Candi in my stash but used my promarkers to colour white Card Candi into a lovely mint green colour.  Now I'm feeling hungry, Chocolate Oranges anyone? :)

Materials Used:Mocha Card  - Papermill Direct
Teal Card - Papermill Direct
New leaf 8x8 pad  - First Edition
White & blue Pearlescent cards from own stash
Mercury Glass - Stickles Glitter glue
Self Adheshive Faux pearls
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards

Tools Used:
Cricut Mini- Provocraft


  1. Love this, what a fabulous design & great colours, have a great day xxx

    1. Thank you Debbie for your kind comments :)
      I'm thinking of experimenting with more colour combinations, Angela x