22 November, 2015

Red fantasy

Without beating around long, today's card features the same background paper that I've recently used in my red & white Christmas star, only this time it's a little more visible. 
I've again used red shimmering yarn with white pearls and red rhinestones to add a little bling to the stitched pattern. 
As the red is quite dominant, I needed something to place in the right upper corner of the card, but nothing came to mind. 
Flowers? Nah. 
A sentiment? Hmmm. 
A sticker? No. 
Whatever I tried just didn't seem to fit, so I put the card aside and kept wondering. Until...
Yesterday evening, I suddenly thought of butterflies! I decided to punch four of them to match the butterfly challenge, and decorated each with a tiny red gemstone. 
A good solution after all?
I'm still not quite sure, but it's probably due to the butterflies that the red & white card loses a bit of its association with Christmas and can be used for other occasions, too. On the other hand, the white quartett doesn't interfer with Christmas either and will not be disturbing even if the card ends up wishing happy holidays.

- 613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist (A2, Christmas & birthday & encouragement & thinking of you & thank you, red & white)
- butterfly challenge: butterflies + Q for quadruple
- crafty cardmakers: winter birthday
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge: things with wings
- craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: ATG as long as it's Christmas
- deep ocean: white and one other colour (red)


  1. Beautiful - I always think cards with hand-stitching are really special!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  2. Such a beautiful and elegan card with more gorgeous stitching - Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and Good Luck - Michelle x

  3. Beautiful. I'm sure whatever occasion you use it for will be the right one. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  4. My gosh this is rich and elegant looking. I love the stitched panel which is of course a repeat pattern of four along with the 4 butterflies. Loving the backing pattern paper too. Thankyou for fluttering by #43 again. hugs Mrs A.

  5. I love your elegant stitching and butterflies are adorable.
    Thank you for joining us,
    Tina, GD on Butterfly Challenge

  6. Lovely card with the stitching. Something I haven't done in a long time. Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers.

  7. Like the red and white together. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More and hope you will join us again next time.

  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CCM&M.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  9. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Love your red fantasy! Very elegant!
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