The Recipe for Subtle Beauty

Challenge #275 – Recipe for Subtle Beauty

The challenge at ‘As You See It’ is a recipe this week and you have to have all the elements plus something beginning with B. My card features both blossoms and a butterfly so the B is covered twice. The rest was deciding on the design and putting it all together. I started with an embossed piece that I had been playing with yesterday. Its a new folder and I was having issues with the sandwich initially. The folder is from Spellbinders and is a slimline tile look. The piece I’ve used here is the best portion of one of my tries cut down to fit. I sponged over it gently in two yellows before using it. I die cut a half circle in the top layer piece and added the two pieces together. Then using a die from Memory Box called layered Impatiens I die cut quite a few flowers and leaves. Using a sponge I tapped two colours (pink and yellow) over the flowers until I was happy with the subtleness of it. Did the same with the leaves. After putting the flowers together I started to add them to the card front along with some leaves. Its so easy to follow the edge of the circle. The butterfly was cut with a Gemini die that came with the machine. For the shiny part of the recipe I chose to add some tiny gems to the center of the flowers. They are iridescent and are from Trinity Stamps. The body of the butterfly has some extremely small black gems that used to be on a sweater. When it wore out I removed quite a few to use on my cards. They are also shiny when they catch the light. For now I’m not adding a sentiment and will decide on that when I use the card.

Have a fun day and thanks for looking.

20 thoughts on “The Recipe for Subtle Beauty

  1. Johanna your card is just fabulous! So much wonderful texture and detail. What a great dish to serve up with this week’s recipe – thanks for playing along over at As You See It this week!

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  2. Holy smokes, Johanna, this card is so stunning! Beautiful, beautiful design – love your partial wreath, so sophisticated and such delicate elements! You rocked our recipe! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

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  3. Gorgeous, Johanna, love all of those die cut flowers encircled your embossed panel. Beautiful arrangement and topped with that elegant butterfly.

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    1. Thanks Gayle – Pinterest is a great resource for ideas and I had seen a design like this a while back which stuck in my mind.


    1. Thanks so much. I keep anything that might work for a card, but sometimes I forget I have it.


  4. Oh my goodness, Johanna, what a beautiful sumptuous card! You have so many beautiful things on it my eyes almost don’t know where to look, but luckily, that butterfly presents a lovely focal point for them to rest on! I love your colour palette and the rich texture! Thanks for giving our theme challenge a go at As You See It Challenges!

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  5. Oh my word! This is an absolute stunner! I love that layout with the wreath of flowers clustered around that textured circle. What a fabulous use of the ingredients. Thanks for playing along with us again at As You See It Challenge.

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  6. You have just made my day Barbara. I love what you make so getting a compliment from someone I consider an expert makes my heart happy. Thanks so much. By the way – when I saw your entry into the CYHTP challenge I knew it was going to picked as a winner.


  7. This is just gorgeous! You’ve ticked off all the boxes of this recipe in such a “wow” way and created a real work of art! Thanks for playing with us at As You See It this week!


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