The Paper Loft & CardMaker Blog Hop
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Are you ready for some card-making inspiration?! The CardMaker blog team is joining designers from The Paper Loft today to share with you creative projects they’ve made. You’re sure to find some papers to fall in love with along this blog hop. A big thank you to The Paper Loft for supplying all of us with beautiful papers to work with!

Butterfly

?We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.?

-Maya Angelou

Butterflies are beautiful creatures but the process a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly is not so beautiful. I love the symbolism of a butterfly’s journey because it serves as a reminder that many times when we think our story’s over, an even more beautiful story is beginning to emerge.

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As soon as I saw the Destiny Accessory Sheet from The Paper Loft, I knew I wanted to create a card of encouragement. I also knew I wanted to add some sparkle and dimension to the butterfly’s wings.

Side View

I used a craft knife to carefully cut around the edges of the wings to pop them up and then used dimensional pearlescent paint and some glitter to add some shimmer.

Supplies used: Shades of Gray Silverplate patterned paper and Destiny Accessory Sheet from The Paper Loft; coastal cabana and soft sky cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; white opal Liquid Pearls and glitter from Ranger Industries Inc.; paper trimmer from Fiskars; adhesive dots from Elmer’s; adhesive runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.

Next up on the hop is the super-talented Jeanne Streiff!

If you get lost along the way, come back here for the entire list below.

Hop List

CardMaker

Jeanne Streiff

Theresa Momber

Vicki Garrett

Anna Wight

Piali Biswas

Debbie Seyer

Jeanne Jachna

Andrea Eason

Kelli Hull

Noelle McAdams

Lori Iwanowski

Mae Nazareth

Alicia O?Bryant

The Paper Loft

23 Responses to The Paper Loft & CardMaker Blog Hop

  1. Janet Eyberg says:

    I’m making several butterfly cards, but this one is just lovely. Now to go to Paper Loft for some of their paper (they are new to me)

  2. Vicki Poole says:

    I like the texture on the wings. I will try that.

  3. I have a butterfly card that I just made that is laying here, waiting for some inspirational message to be put on it. I love the Maya Angelou quote, so I may use that 🙂
    Beautiful card!

  4. Linda Gorman says:

    Beautiful card!

  5. How beautiful! I love the texture and dimension on the butterfly wings!

  6. SueEllen H. says:

    Gorgeous card!

  7. just gorgeous what you did with the butterfly! I will have to lift this one!

  8. this is just gorgeous! I will have to make this butterfly!!

  9. Martha says:

    I love butterflies and all that they represent. This is truly a lovely and inspirational card.

  10. Debbie Lou says:

    This butterfly is gorgeous!!!!

  11. marylouh says:

    I love to use butterflies on my cards. This one is beautiful. Looks like he’s ready to take flight at any moment. thanks for sharing a beautiful card.

  12. Sue D says:

    Very pretty–love the sparkle.

  13. Gaye Miller says:

    I’m not familiar with The Paper Loft, but I soon will be. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Leslie M says:

    This is simply stunning.

  15. Jeanne J. says:

    That butterfly is just dreamy and I love all the dimension!

  16. Charlotte says:

    This is just so lovely. The textured wings are so creative

  17. Sue K says:

    Stunning card, the butterfly is beautiful and your sentiment is perfect.

    Sue
    http://projectorganizedchaos.blogspot.com/

  18. Kristie Absher says:

    Elegant! I have a worksheet that talks about a pop-up card but now I have a better idea of what that could mean. Thank you.

  19. Gabriella says:

    What a beautiful card.

  20. Nana Griffin says:

    Cool card. Off to see the others.

  21. nadira khan says:

    simply beautiful

  22. Denise Sullivan says:

    Lovely card.

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