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Autumn Butterfly - House of Cards

Welcome to my post for this month's challenge at House of Cards: Autumn Photo/Color Inspiration. Though there are no defined seasons where I live, I do enjoy seeing, through pictures, all the beautiful earthy tones that Fall brings. Of course, these tones are consequence of every tree giving in to colder temperatures, leaves drying and falling, and in general, nature dying so it can be renewed once again during Spring. I have seen families and friends going through their own Autumn recently (some of them are still struggling), and all I can do is pray that God's grace surrounds them and that He fulfills all their present needs. Hopefully, just as in nature, these trying times will be temporary for them.

My card for today is possibly Vintage, but the polka dots make it look a bit Shabby Chic too... I suppose I mixed a bit of both styles together! One thing is sure, I love how the design resulted.

To make my card I started out by stamping Butterfly from Our Daily Bread Designs on White Pearl Linen, using Memento ink in Rich Cocoa. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers in GB8, OR1, GB5, CT4 (from darkest to lightest). Once done, I covered the butterfly with Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste, to give it a nice glossy look. I love how vintage and pretty the butterfly looks, and of course it looks so much better in 'real life'.

I layered some dies I cut with Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish Three, Spellbinders Gold Circles One, and Spellbinders Elegant Ovals. The polka dot paper used for the background is from Fancy Pants Designs and the vintage handwriting paper on the center is from my recently released paper pack Floral Frames.

To finish my design I added a piece of light brown gross grain ribbon and two Baby Pearls - LeCreme.

I hope you like my card... I really like how it resulted. There is more inspiration for you back at the blog, so I invite you to check out what the rest of the Vintage/Shabby Chic Team designed.

To play along our challenge all you need to do is click here, and upload your creation. Remember any style is welcome!

Thanks so much for your visit!

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes - Vintage Stamping Challenges
Finishing Touch - SSS Monday
Fall Inspired - Our Daily Bread Designs
Autumn/Fall - Jellypark Challenges


  1. Beautiful card Gracie! Love the butterfly and all the die cuts! Have a great week!

  2. Love this card - the colors, the butterfly, all of it.

  3. Your card is so pretty, the butterfly is lovely, great use of the challenge colours.

  4. Oh Gracielle!! I just love your creation with the autumn colors!! The butterfly with the use of the gloss is gorgeous!! I especially love the orange with the aqua. Beautiful layout!! Thanks for sharing it with the inspiration at ODBD!! I love your use of ODBD stamps!!

    1. Thank you Chris, it's always a joy to read your kind comments on my work! Hugs,

  5. This is gorgeous! I'm totally in awe of the details. This just makes me warm and happy.

  6. A lovely creation Gracielle and super warn Autumnal colours, all perfect for our theme at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  7. What a beauty!!!! Love the layout and the colors!
    And the supply list is so cool!

  8. Beautiful, love the layout and colours. Design seeds are amazing aren't they! Thank you for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our autumn/fall challenge. Mel :o)

  9. Oh, Gracie, this is gorgeous! It's so perfect for the ODBD Shining the Light fall inspiration, and I love your rich colors and beautiful design! Just love the colors for the wonderful butterfly! And your design and dies - stunning!! It's always a delight to have you join us, sweet friend! Hugs!

  10. What a gorgeous and elegant card! Love the cute butterfly! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  11. I am TOTALLY in love with this stunning card, friend! That butterfly is just the right amount of elegant and beautiful! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    1. Thanks so much Mynn! I love how this card turned out. It is one of those cards one doesn't plan for at all. It was a very spontaneous design process.


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