My dear sweet daughter-in-law is having a birthday next week, and I wanted to create something really special for her. I think I succeeded!
The paper I used is 'Minuet' from Memory Box. I LOVE the butterfly background! It was just perfect for what I had in mind. I stitched the background to a piece of dark blue DCWV linen-textured cardstock, then stitched down the dotted strip. The ribbon was a 'thank you' goodie I got in an order from Ellen Hutson LLC--it matched this paper perfectly!
The butterfly (Martha Stewart) was stamped on acetate with black StazOn, then colored on the back side of the acetate with Copic markers. Once I cut it out, I scored the base of the wings so it would 'fly' on the front of the card. Then I coated the backs of the butterfly wings with glue and crystal glitter (also Martha Stewart).
I tried to get a good picture of the sparkle--it's truly a fabulous effect!
Last, I added my sentiment from 'Simple Little Things' (Papertrey Ink), and added more bling with some rhinestones that I colored with a Copic marker to match the card.
This turned out so much prettier than I had expected--and much prettier in real life than in the pictures! I hope you enjoy it!