Tuesday, 7 February 2017

U is for underneath & umber

Have now got a stinking cold, and now sound like I should be doing a Tunes advert, and sneeze! Wowza! Think I may have lost my tonsils a few times.

Did this rather elegant, if I may say so myself, best wishes card for the latest challenge at Mrs A's this afternoon.

Anna Griffin punch
Spellbinders sentiment die

I used cream card embossed with swirls as my cardstock and a left over bit became part of the layered band.
I used the closet brown I could find to umber, it looks more greyer in the photo but it is actually brown. The card actually looks like box of scrummy chocolate colours.

As the main challenge was 'underneath' and the secondary 'use the colour umber' I decided to take both very literal and use the colour underneath, peering through the punched butterflies. There are actually 4 butterlies, but as I was assembling the card I smudged glue in the middle so decided to cover the mess with a matching sentiment topper. (Mess = the teeniest tiniest smudge only I could see), leaving just two butterflies showing. For a touch of elegance I added the double rows of white pearls.

Entering in:  Butterfly challenge = U is for underneath/umber

And now am off to bed to sniff, cough and sneeze my way through the night. I pity Andrew.


  1. Sorry to hear you are down with such a rotten cold. Hope things improve soon for you. Well this really takes the biscuit for the butterflies literally being hidden underneath!! Love your thinking and quick fix idea to clear the mess. Brilliant card. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. lovely shimmer on this - the pearl borders add such elegance as well as the pretty punched butterflies!