Monday 19 December 2011

Butterfly Girl

This is a card I've made for my crafting buddy Anne, from the Crafting Bee group, who celebrates her birthday today.  From the two little craft groups I attend there are five ladies with birthdays this month.  There must be a creative streak amongst Sagittarians and Capricorns.  I'd have to agree to that being a Capricorn myself.  Won't agree to being a stubborn old goat though.

This card is covered in butterflies galore from various sources.  The stamped image is from The Stamp Man and is included on one of their own Aspect of Designs unmounted sheets called Butterfly Beauties.  It's a lovely collection of stamps and it was because I had seen two cards which Anne had made using this set of stamps that I decided to buy the sheet for myself and then use it to make a card for her.  The image was stamped using Versamark ink and then embossed using Stampendous Disco Black embossing powder.  I just love the sparkle from this in night light.  Daffodil delight ink was sponged aroung the edge of the image but the result looked too yellow so I unearthed an ordinary brush pen which was nearer the colour, from a set of pens from Woolworths so that shows how old it is, and went over the top.

The black holographic backing card came from a Create and Craft Kit and was matted on plain black card and mustard/yellow card.  I was going to make this a black and white card but decided to add a dash of colour using Stampin' up grosgrain ribbon, which I think is so saffron, and card in my stash to match.  Some of the butterfly embellishments were cut from this card and white card using the Beautiful Wings embosslits die from Stampin' up.  This was a new technique for me as usually I've cut shapes and then had to emboss them afterwards in an embossing folder.  The cut and embossing together gave a cleaner finish to the die cut and even some of the butterflies had embossed borders.  I was delighted with the outcome.  The other butterflies were silver peel offs stuck to acetate, cut out and then after folding back the wings they were attached to the card with super glue.  There are a couple of black peel off butterflies too.

The final butterfly touch was to cut out backing panels and edge them using the butterfly punch around the page set from Martha Stewart.  The Happy Birthday paper in the centre of the panels is from a Cuddly Buddly download a Patchwork of Papers - Blue printed in greyscale.  The final touches were some crystal dot peel offs and a Happy Birthday  peel off.

Hope you had a lovely birthday Anne.

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Thanks for reading today
Liz xx


  1. This is STUNNING Liz.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  2. This is just lovely the papers and colours!
    Saw this on MIM xx

  3. How gorgeous! I love the butterfly punch, how it goes with the image. I saw your project on MIM:)
    ps) I have blog candy up in my sidebar, open til Dec 30th if you'd like to come by and join in.

  4. Saw this on MIM.....this is so striking! Gotta love that color combo :)

  5. I actually saw your card on teh Stamp Man blog ;) but your post has encouraged me to visit MIM - thank you for that! ;)
    Your card is beautiful, I love butterflies so your creation is right up my street!
    Merry Christmas!

  6. WOW! What a truly unique and exotic card. :D
    LOVE's gorgeous. Nicely done. :)

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  7. Wow! What a wonderful card to give to a girl! :)