Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Butterfly

but·ter·fly
[buht-er-flahy]   noun, plural -flies, verb, -flied, -fly·ing, adjective
–noun
1. any of numerous diurnal insects of the order Lepidoptera, characterized by clubbed antennae, a slender body, and large, broad, often conspicuously marked wings.
2. a person who flits aimlessly from one interest or group to another: a social butterfly.
3. butterflies, ( used with a plural verb ) Informal . a queasy feeling, as from nervousness, excitement, etc.
4. a racing breaststroke, using a dolphin kick, in which the swimmer brings both arms out of the water in forward, circular motions.
5. Carpentry . butterfly wedge.
6. Sculpture . an X -shaped support attached to an armature.
7. one of the swinging brackets of a butterfly table.
8. Movies . a screen of scrim, gauze, or similar material, for diffusing light.
verb (used with object)
9. Cookery . to slit open and spread apart to resemble the spread wings of a butterfly.
My card today is being entered in the Less Is More challenge and it's theme week.  The theme this week is butterfly/butterflies but you probably already figured that much out.  Except for #5 and #8 I pretty much knew all the above.  This is what I love about the Internet.  You learn something new everyday! 
Oh, and there is something else over at Less is More this week.  There is a spot prize, it will be awarded to the LIMette (a Less Is More girl - LIMette), who's card has that 'je ne sais quoi'
Sorry...I have to do it.

je ne sais quoi

  [zhuhnuh se kwa] 
French .
an indefinable, elusive quality, especially a pleasing one: She has a certain je ne sais quoi that charms everybody.

Cultural Dictionary
je ne sais quoi [(zhuh nuh say kwah )]
That little something; a quality that eludes description: “The Mona Lisa's smile has a certain je ne sais quoi.” From French,meaning “I don't know what.”
Perhaps maybe you've learned a little something again today, I know I did.
Actually this card was a lot of fun for me because I love puzzles, let me explain.   I punched out a butterfly using the Martha Stewart butterfly punch, bent/folded it and glued it back in its place.  I then punched out 3 more butterflies in Gable Green, glued them together and applied Crystal effects to the top.  Once that dried, I glued them to the bottom of the original punch out, fitting it in place again just like a puzzle.  To complete my card, I stamped it with a Verve sentiment in Gable Green ink.
Wherever you are in your day, I hope your enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations.
Thanks for visiting.
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15 comments:

  1. This is lovely. The colour is so clean & fresh - great card.

    Toni :o)

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  2. Hello there, Your card's gorgeous, simply gorgeous:0) xxx

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  3. Love this, so unusual and unique!

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  4. Fabulous card, clean and simple and perfect
    That's exactly right, we are looking for that “I don't know what.”
    Btu when you see ti you know!
    Thank you very much for your entry
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  5. Simplicity itself. Beautiful card. x

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  6. This is a very pretty card. Jo

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  7. Wow....this is simply lovely...Love the color you used and what a creative idea with your punch...wonderful:)!!

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  8. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty - love the green

    Kathyk

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  9. Love the simplicity of this card, beautiful.

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  10. So simple, so elegant, so beautiful.
    Lynne xxx

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  11. Fabulous green...and love the layering of the butterfly...very unique!~

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  12. Absolutely stunning in its elegance and simplicity.

    Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY CARD here

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