Chevron Butterfly Whimsy

Good Wednesday morning.  Have you ever purchased a die or stamp thinking you just had to have it and when you got it in your hands you ask yourself….”what was I thinking?”. That is what I thought when I got the My Favorite Things Chevron Cover Up. I have loved playing with several of the full sized dies to create lovely backgrounds for floral projects.  But I couldn’t figure out what I should do with all this chevron pattern.  I finally decided it would be fun to use it as a whimsical background for a little tree, flower and butterfly scene.  I paired the cover up with the Impression Obsession Leafy Branch, Small Grass Border, Tiny Flowers, Leaves and Stems, Memory Box Butterfly Delights and the MFT Woodgrain Fence.

I liked using yellow for the background because it is such a cheerful color and allows the all the other colors to pop.  I am sure that I have used this same basic tree, fence and flower border layout a hundred times but I still love the simplicity of using a tree, fence and flowers.

KC MFT Chevron Cover Up 1 left

I attached the chevron background to the card base with mounting tape.  I also attached the fence and grass border to the chevron background with mounting tape.  I cut the leafy branches out of green cardstock and colored the branches with a brown Copic marker.  I applied the flowers to the tree with glossy accents and then attached it to the background with rolled glue dots.

KC MFT Chevron Cover Up 1 center

I attached flowers to the stems with glossy accents and tucked them in behind the grass and attached with glossy accents. I finished by adding several butterflies to the scene for one more touch of whimsy. 

KC MFT Chevron Cover Up 1 right

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

7 thoughts on “Chevron Butterfly Whimsy”

  1. What a cute card this is….I just saw this die and couldn’t imagine how I would use it….Now I know….lol…. This is such a cute card idea…. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity….

  2. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve ordered products and said, “what was I thinking” when they came . . . LOL! I need to write down notes when I’m inspired and order a product so that I remember why I had to have it . . . LOL! This is such a cute card Kittie, just love the sweet little tree and those precious butterflies!

  3. What a cute card. Im not a fan of Chevrons but it works so well with all the other elements you used with it. I would have never thought to use it this way, its lovely. Your a genius Kittie.

  4. Very creative use of the chevron die. I am not a fan of chevrons, but I too have stamps and other items that I look at and wonder why I wanted it. Some of my stamps that I felt that way about I have sold at my local paper arts store’s second hand stamp sale. Other items I have sold on kijiji, like craig’s list. Then I use that money to buy art supplies I will use now. Thank you for sharing this creatively inspiring card today, I will look at background dies differently now.
    Jacquelene L

  5. Your card is such a pleasure to see. It looks like a place I would LOVE to spend many hours in just daydreaming and smiling. TFS.

  6. Good Morning, Kittie, I love the way you used the chevron as a trellis. Good idea, for those gorgeous flowers to grow on and in front of. Beautiful colors for spring. LOL…have a good day.


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