Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sizzix Accordion Album Butterfly Card

I've been really inspired in the last few days by the use of clear material in Karen Burniston's Accordion Album die, for example in this gorgeous card by Karen, and also this brilliant card by Shelly Hickox on Inspiration Journal.
I should actually be packing for a road trip, but itchy fingers won out!
I wanted to give the impression of a 'drift' of butterflies, fluttering through the card.
(Click on the picture to see it in a bit better detail.)
 I used the Accordion Album die on some acetate sheets, and used the accompanying Frame & Label, Bracket die on some Tim Holtz papers and Basic Grey 'Curio' papers. I rounded off the outer corners with a Zutter Round-it-All (great for cutting through thick stuff.)
For the butterflies, I used an assortment from Stampin' Up 'Beautiful Butterflies' die, Stampin' Up's Butterfly punch, Tim Holtz's Movers and Shapers Butterfly dies, and a little Crafts-Too punch.
The swirls are from Sizzlits 'Label & Flourish' and 'Phrase, For you w/Swirls'.
I cut the butterflies from loads of different papers including glitter cardstock and vellum.
The 'Happy' and 'Birthday' are Cheery Lynn dies.
I'm putting the card into Simon Says Stamp 'Anything Goes' Challenge, and Inspiration Emporium's 'Add A Little P.O.P.' Challenge.

I also made a load of cards for some of the girls in the Youth Programme which I run at my church. I make a batch of 10-20 a few times each year, and another lady sends them out to the girls.
I used Tim Holtz's 'Tattered Floral Garland' die, for the flowers.

Also, last week I was featured in an Aussie Scrap Source blog post about Karen Burniston's Pop 'n Cuts dies and other pop-up cards, which was really nice, and also on Scrapbooking 24/7, with my Robot card.

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  1. GASP! It is stunning, Helen! I'm speechless!

  2. Thisis just Beautiful....Love it!!!

  3. Helen, this is a show-stopper! What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  4. Oh my! Absolutely stunning!
    KY marlene

  5. Your card is gorgeous. Congrats on your feature at the Aussie Scrap Source blog. Wish you and your family an happy easter.
    P.s. by cleaning out my scraproom I found the little notebook you created for me a few years ago.

  6. Helen this is absolutely JAW DROPPINGLY Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us for the Add a Little POP Challenge at Inspiration Emporium!



  7. wow!!! Just love this card, it is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous butterfuly accordion flip card. It is truly a work of art and a wonderful inspiration for my Mothers Day cards this year.

  9. This is fantastic!!!!

  10. Are my eyes deceiving me? Words cannot express how beautiful. Nice work!

  11. I just saw this card on Pinterest, wowza, it's a beautiful card.

  12. Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing.