Sunday, 20 November 2011

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Today I have made a card that I will be entering into two challenges.

The first is the Mojo Monday #215
where they have this sketch

and the second is Color Throw down #168
where we have this 4 colour palette

Here is my card

First I put some red card through the BS to emboss flowers on it, and then mounted it on a cream card. I  then embossed some grey, yellow, and off white cards in different folders, sponged their edges and matted strips on the right hand side of the card .

Here's a closer veiw of the different embossing textures, although it's not very clear on the red card ( I forgot to use the tan matt!!)

My BS was working hard for this card as it then cut 3 multi layered yellow flowers and a large off white butterfly. If only the BS could do all these things without me having to crank the handle !!!

The flower parts were layered up, the large stuck flat, and the 2 smaller ones with 3D pads for dimension, and then arranged at the ends of the strips with some grey leaves cut with the 2 step Bird punch. The butterfly's wings were sponged with yellow and red inks and stuck between the flowers by its grey sponged body to leave the wings dimensional. To finish the sentiment was stamped in red on the off white card, 3 red gems added to the flower centers, and 3 yellow gems added in the bottom corner.

Recipe : Card = Real Red ( I don't have Red Riding Hood), So Saffron, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, and a cream card from my stash
Inks = Real Red, So Saffron, and Sahara Sand ( I don't have grey ink)
Stamps = Verve
Tools = Big Shot, CREA lies Flower Die, Marianne Butterfly die, Sizzix Texture flower plate, Swirl, Budding Vine and Butterfly Kisses embossing folders, and 2 Step Bird Punch
Extras = Red and yellow gems

Well this took quite a while to piece together, what do you think? I hope you like it

For some strange reason Blogger wont allow me to post my Labels list, so when it's behaving again I'll add my lists

That's me for today, and I've got some busy days ahead, but I'll be back as soon as I can.

Thanks for dropping by


  1. Hi Bev, This is stunning:) Sandra H

  2. This is a real celebration card with these gorgeous bright colours Bev. What would we do without our Big Shots?!! Enjoy your busy week! Vx

  3. Oh, I love that butterfly! This is really pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week!

  4. Oh Bev, this is beautiful! Love those 3-D flowers and that stunning butterfly!! GORGEOUS.

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!


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