Monday, March 1, 2010

Flossy and Moxie Fab Butterfly

When Cath issued the current Moxie Fab Floss Challenge, the only thing I could think of was stitching some kind of a border on my card. Then, I remembered a craft that I did as a child - string art. I remember having fun doing it then as I did making this card.

To begin, I had to draw a dotted butterfly. If you want to try it, you can download the image below by right-clicking your mouse and saving the link on your computer.


Import it in Word, select "wash out" (so the image turns to light gray) for color, and print out. I made the image 3.8" wide for my card below. I pierced the dots and started stitching the floss through the holes to create this effect. I strung some pearl beads for the body. I used a multi-colored DMC floss and it makes this beautiful color mix without changing floss colors.

Here's a close up of the card. I think this may be the bulkiest card I've ever made. I have other ideas for this challenge. I hope to have some more play time later :-).

All supplies are by Gina K Designs, unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Spring Florals
Papers: Innocent Pink, K & Co patterned paper

Read my other post below for today that highlights another one of my Designing Friends and some important reminders.
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37 comments:

  1. GASP!!!! This is just GORGEOUS!

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  2. How COOOOOOL is that! BEAUTIFUL, Nina!

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  3. nina!!
    you are IMPOSSIBLE to keep up with!!
    every single creation is stunning, one after the other, over & over & over again. i was meaning to catch up on my commenting for your last few totally gorgeous posts, and then i see this butterfly!!
    you're simply amazing!! how do you DO it??

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  4. your butterfly is amazing, Nina! stunning card!

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  5. Nina - you have outdone yourself...your butterfly is AMAZING!!!! You rocked this challenge!!! Hugs ~S~

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  6. Wow! This is cool!!!! Thanks for the template! I'll have to give this a try!!!!

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  7. Ang gaganda ng mga anak mo Nina! Pati mga cards nila. Ingat!

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  8. good grief, you are soooo chock full of talent...this is fantabulous!

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  9. Stunning card, Nina... just stunning! :-)

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  10. This is a beauty, love that you are sharing the butterfly!

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  11. Love the delicateness of this butterfly. Beautiful!

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  12. Gorgeous! Fabulous way of using floss! That butterfly is so pretty! and your daughter did a great job on hers. :o)
    I am originally from Hungary... 2 years ago we drove over to Croatia for a mini vacation. :o)

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  13. thanks for the pattern!
    Love the cards the kids made.
    When I was young I used to make these all the time .... loved them!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sandra

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  14. Gorgeous butterfly, Love the spiral - like effect and the gradient colours! Verrrry pretty!

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  15. This is such an elegant card....love it!!!

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  16. Hey Nina! Thanks for entering the Fun with Floss Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  17. Wow Nina! just wow... Carole~ish said what I am thinking too. Your card is beautiful, elegant, and quite stunning. As always I am in complete awe!! I love how you've incorperated string art on to a card. That butterfly you created for it is darling!Thanks a big bunch for sharing it with us.
    Again. WOW

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  18. Simply AMAZING!!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    ~KristinaH

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  19. Just stunning Nina! Love the various hues of pink and great design. Congrats on winning the challenge :o)

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  20. Its sooooo cute and beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. Your card is so soft and sweet. I love the color combo., the unique stitching and the pop of black from the bow. Beautiful job. Congratulations on your win.

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  22. Hi Nina! I saw your beautiful card on Moxie Fab World. Thanks so much for sharing the template. It's really elegant!

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  23. Congrats on your moxie fab win! LOVE this card...it is soo cool. Never did that as a child but it looks so cool might have to try it! Your daughter takes after you! She did a great job on the challenge as well!

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  24. love love the projects and your blog. thanks for sharing. march 5 is my bday. a win would be great.

    chriswooten57
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  25. Wow! A big congrats for the Moxie Fab win. This card is AWESOME!

    My son's class is about to try string art. Thanks for the butterfly pattern. I must make time to try this out.

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  26. this is so moxie fab! It is such a beautiful creation. It's NO surprise cathy thought it was wonderful,too!

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  27. This is awesome Nina big congrats on your win...woo hoo for you!

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  28. Extremely beautiful card! Very generous of you to share your pattern, thank you!

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  29. WOW, this card is FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing and HAPPY Saturday!

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  30. Hey Nina! Thanks also for entering the Olympics of Stamping in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  31. I LOVE stitching! Thanks for the pattern. I'm definitely going to try this. Your card is amazing (as always!).

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  32. Thanks Nina, the butterfly is so cute!!
    Thanks a lot for this idea!!
    XOXO

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  33. OMG this is so pretty! I may have to try this one! Thank you fro sharing!

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  34. Hello Nina,
    I love the butterfly card so very much but, how do you stitch it to make that spiral look. Is there a pattern of how the stitches are done.
    Thank You So Much
    Gayle

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