Monday 8 October 2012

Butterfly Birthday

At our Crafting Bee a couple of weeks ago Carol gave members of the group an X-cut Tri-boss butterfly embossing folder as a pressie and I decided to use mine to make this butterfly themed card for a friend's daughter who was to celebrate her thirtieth birthday.  Lianne is very creative and has an honours degree in Design Craft and now runs Vivi Paperie her own Wedding and Events stationary business.  

The front of the card is embossed using the folder although, with the reflection from the pearlescent card, the depth of embossing and the full design hasn't been picked up clearly.  To continue the butterfly theme a Martha Stewart butterfly border punch was used to decorate the edges of the cream layers and purple peel off butterfly stickers were added.  The stickers were attached to acetate, cut out and then the wings were folded back to give a 3D effect.

This is the first time I've made a card in this style and liked how it could go flat for posting.  Instructions on how to make it can be found on the site StampARTic .  

The patterned card used was printed from the Cuddly Buddly down load A Patchwork of Papers Purple and the sentiment and message inside the card were created on the computer and then die cut using Spellbinders dies.  A few pearls, peel off dots and ribbon were the final embellishments.

This is about as clean and simple as I get in card making and I did feel as though I had underachieved with this one when I popped it in the envelope.  I do like the style of card though and will have another attempt at this one.

Thanks for reading today


  1. This is stunning Liz. Such a beautiful design and the colours are gorgeous.

    Hugs Sue

  2. Very pretty card. Love the butterfly borders. Lovely color. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.

  3. What a gorgeous card Liz! She'll love it. I have seen this type before think it may be called a magic fold card or something but its really nice must try it!! x

  4. This is so pretty... I love the colours and it is elegant and gorgeous!

  5. There's certainly plenty of punching going on in your pretty card Liz, perfect for your theme.

    Thanks so much for joining our punch away theme at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

  6. Love of gorgeous punchwork here, I love this. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  7. so gorgeous liz.the design is stunning and i love your lilac colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. Stunning card and colours. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  9. Oh this is fabulous and so beautiful.

  10. Butterflies, purple and punches! This ticks all the right boxes for me! A beautiful card, and thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month.


  11. absolutely gorgeous and my two fav things butterflies and purple. Thanks for sharing with us at challenges 4 everybody, Hugs trisha x DT

  12. adorable card, hope you have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

  13. Liz
    Absolutely beautiful. Just love the design, color !!! Great job! Hugs

  14. Lovely card hun , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


  15. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x