Butterflies Are Free

Hi there 🙂  Another Thursday has rolled around, and that means it’s time for a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  This week, our theme is “Distress Your Project/Vintage”.  And, as always, we have some generous sponsors with prizes for our lucky winners 🙂

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I had a ton of fun making my card, as it’s been a long time since I beat up a card to give it a distressed/vintage look 🙂  I used Butterflies are Free, from Pickled Potpourri.  I printed it on a parchment paper, then added some soft colors with watercolors.  I messed around with my papers, and finally decided to make my own background paper (this card was made before a friend challenged me to use DP on every project I make this year), by stamping some Kaisercraft butterflies on some CS.  The Cuttlebug script embossing folder worked well on this card, as there is a script in the background of the image.  After embossing some kraft CS, I tore and distressed the edges of all the papers, then inked them with Distress Inks.  I also inked a blue doily, which brought out the subtle blue in the image.  I’ve recently got some new dies, so had to play.  I cut a butterfly and a floral swag, which was placed under some strips of some ribbon and some new lace that I got.  I added pearls in the centres of the flowers, as well as in the corners….because in my mind, pearls = vintage, lol.  Hope you like this as much as I liked making it, and that you can have some fun with your own project!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 451, Butterflies

Get Creative Challenges – #65 Use Pearls and Lace

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 4 ATG

Crafty Creations – #359 ATG

Frilly and Funkie Challenge – Inspiration Word for 2018; mine is FREE



  1. Very pretty card. I love looking at it and every time I look at I see something else. Great! Keep up the good work! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

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