Thursday, April 21, 2011

Butterflies and Birthdays

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!

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1 comment:

Tracy Boyle said...

Deb! Congrats on getting your Intermediate Copic Certification! I had no idea.... You card is beautiful and I cannot wait to see what comes to the table this Friday night when we meet at Cathy's!