The new Crafty Friends Challenge is super easy. Charmaine is the hostess and she is asking you to incorporate dry embossing into your project. I combined the challenge with yesterday’s Hope You Can Cling to Challenge.

I started out by embossing a 3″ x 5″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with the Simplicity M-Bossabilities folder. The bottom right and top left corners were rounded. The layer was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock, before it was adhered with foam adhesive squares to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of textured Kraft cardstock, folded in half.

Three butterflies were cut out of My Mind’s Eye Honey patterned paper, topped with rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones. Another piece of Honey paper was cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Nested Pennants die. The edges were sanded and stamped with a sentiment of MFT’s Thanks a Bunch Stamp set in Jet Black Archival ink.

A flourish was cut out of black cardstock , adhered to the left hand side of the Pennant sentiment strip and topped with a yellow button.

Check out my fellow Crafty Friends for more Halloween inspiration:


Thanks so much for looking! I hope you have time to join us in the challenge. It’s easy and fun! Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

22 Responses to “Sweet Butterflies”

  1. This is beautiful as always!!!!

  2. Very pretty! The embossing shows so well with that bit of black contrast. Lovely design.
    Joyce xx

  3. Beautiful! Love all that white space!!! The pretty paper butterflies are wonderful too! I’ll hopefully be able to play along tomorrow 🙂

  4. Such a pretty card. Love the embossing!

  5. i love this card and how you blinged up the butterflies! 🙂

  6. Beautiful, Beate! Love the crisp embossed background and trio of fluttering butterflies!

  7. Waw so gorgeous, just love the cleanness and the colors are perfectly balanced. Hugs! mojca

  8. OHHH! I love butterflies and you focused them perfectly!

  9. Beate I just LOVE this! I LOVE the shape of the card, the colors you’ve used, the beautiful butterflies and the embossing! Such a gorgeous card!

  10. I love this, Beate! I’m a sucker for butterflies. 🙂

  11. Oh wow, this is so beautiful Beate!

  12. What a darling card….I love how the butterflies are spiraling upwards.

  13. What a gorgeous card, Beate!! I love the pretty butterflies and the embossing is fabulous!! Absolutely beautiful, as always!!

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  14. Awww Beate – this is fabulous! I love those butterflies and the gorgeous embossing! Your corners are such a great touch – always gorgeous! {{{hugs}}}

  15. Sweet butterflies and sweet card!

  16. Beautiful, love the different butterflies out of the pretty paper and the look of silhoutte with that one die with the sentiment, great embossed background!

  17. Gorgeous! Love the black foliage by the sentiment…really draws your eye there!

  18. Love this- I have a hard time leaving white space, but love this enough to CASE it!

  19. sweetness! beautiful card, Beate!

  20. Oh, Beate! These butterflies are just gorgeous! Love the embossed background and the flourish with the button too! Hugs

  21. So pretty… I’m just loving your CAS style the last few weeks. It’s a beautiful take on the dry embossing challenge. Love the pop of black with that sprig of swirly leaf die, too!

  22. Love this, Beate! Your butterflies are so pretty! Super embossing and I love how you rounded just two corners…sweet sentiment, too! x

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