Thursday, March 18, 2021

Up and Away.

Time for another Butterfly Challenge and we are onto the letter K.
I have two completely different versions to show you and there are tutorials as normal over on the Butterfly Blog on the card shapes page. 

Kilimanjaro = light blue
Kombu green = dark sage
Kobi = pale pink.

Version I is made with a small kite fold which is attached to the front of a normal card base so the card stands up and there is extra room inside the base to add an additional greeting or message. The kite itself opens up to reveal space for a message and closes with a velcro strip.
Using all six elements of the wheel. 
The flower paper is a freebie paper from Simply Homemade. The floral sage from my stash and not  sure from where but had a long time. Oddment of string was out on my desk so I just knotted it in several places and attached the double sidee (SU) punched butterflies in between for the tail piece of the kite. 
Here you can see the kite fold opened up. It closes with the addition of the velcro strip. Below you can see the card standing up as a tent fold. There is no reason why it can't be made as a conventional card opening from the side. I have only just thought of that!!  If you did then the base card would be cut at  9"x 6 with the 9" folded in half to make a 4.5"x 6" card.  

Version II
Using: Kite Fold/Knots/Kilimanjaro/Kobi/Butterfly.   
This is a stand alone Card and uses larger  dimensions for the kite shape. It also has a different construction.
The design paper is again a freebie but this time from Making Cards Mar 2016 Pastel Petals. The ribbon has been tied with a simple knot onto a length of bakers twine.  Pink butterflies are made using a SU punch and the sentiments are all by Julie Hickey.  Below is the card opened up. 
I do hope you will give this card shape a try out  and come and play in the Butterfly Garden with me.
The challenge is running for 2 weeks  and will therefore close on Tuesday 30th March  8pm.(GMT).

and continue to Stay Safe. 


Tina Z. said...

Wow, great folds and inspirations, I have never seen this.

Freubelmina said...

Wow again a great one Mrs A.
One of this days a give at a try...thanks for this challenge.
Hugs and love Wilma xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. I love them all. I haven't seen this design before. Enjoy the rest of the week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Mrs A how gorgeous is your kite card all your creations are amazing x

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards, I love the Kite fold and your pretty papers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Chris said...

These are fabulous Mrs A, the folds are new to me and look very impressive! xx

Mac Mable said...

How unique and what amazing cards. I have never seen this type of fold before and it is so striking. What lovely names for the colours too Mrs A. x.

Brenda in IN said...

These are so different than anything I've seen. The papers are gorgeous and spring like, just when you start flying kites. Cute as can be. Not here yet, but I'm hopeful.

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful cards Valery, fabulous designs, and very different, lovely papers and colours, Kate x

Margreet said...

2 beautiful cards and lovely folds. Hope to find time to give it a try.
xxx Margreet

Liz said...

Two super cards using this fold, Mrs A. I missed the deadline for the Joy Fold card, I’m sure the fortnights are getting shorter! 🤔 Hoping to join in with the current challenge. xx

Donna said...

You are so talented, these are gorgeous as can be!!

Donna Ellis said...

Once again your engineering skills cause me to pause and admire your many talents, ValeryAnne! What beautiful creations! Love them both! Thank you for leaving a kind comment on my blog today. I appreciate it!
Smiles and Crafty Hugs,
Donna Ellis
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Kathleen said...

A really lovely creation Valery Anne, Great shape with lovely papers and colours. You missed the main item beginning with K - Kath/ Kathleen

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Love these designs Mrs A. The kites are so clever and gorgeous cards. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs and stay safe, Carol S.xxxx

Mrs.B said...

Two great cards, love the kite shape and it works so well when attached to the front of the card.
Avril xx

Carol L said...

You always continue to come up with the most creative folds and designs on your cards! I just love how this kite unfolds! What a beautiful way to send thanks!

Diane said...

What a fun fold love the way they kite opens for a surprise. Very creative designs Valery Anne.

Hugs diane

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Valery. Your folds just amaze me every time just don't know where you get the ideas but they are brilliant. Have a lovely creative weekend, Angela xXx

aussie aNNie said...

Great folds Mrs A.... have made mine last night but photos are horrible the weather is dark and so dull....xx

Greta said...

Oh how fun--love these!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards and love the fabulous kite fold
Carol x

Jules said...

Hi Mrs A

Another great card fold .. .. .. I don't know how you manage to come up with so many! This one is like a little origami project.

Great finished look.

Hope all is well with you. Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Wow! Two wonderful cards, so unique and I love the tail with butterflies. The paper gave me spring feelings, (we have full winter here!)
Thank you for leaving a kind comment on my blog yesterday. I appreciate it!
Hope you are in good health, stay safe & take care!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I's an amazing folding and love the two different ways! Your cards are gorgeous, love especially the first one with the rustic string and the floating butterflies on it!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow these are gorgeous Mrs A what a lovely card fold the papers and colours are fab
lorraine x

pinky said...

I've seen this fold but never tried it Valery! Your cards are just gorgeous and very inspirational!!