Monday, 5 September 2011

Flutterby . . . Butterfly

This card will be winging it's way across the sea to Greece very soon.  It's for a lovely lady who is 85 years young this year . . . I hope that she likes it.

The background paper, front insert and butterfly images are all from the Clipart Fairy website.

A little bit of editing (for the sentiment bit) in a graphics software package, a little bit of glitter, a smattering of pearls and you get a very pleasing result.

I loved making this one and IRL it's much more  sparkly.  Damn my lack of photography skills, lol!!!

The inside of the card is decorated to match the front.

A close up of the butterfly detail.  The upper wings were printed onto shimmering vellum from Debbie Moore.

I used a glue pen to highlight some of the detail of each butterfly and then I applied Glamour Dust.

Some self adhesive clear gems completes the decoration and the two layers are attached with Pinflair

Lastly a photo of the matching box.

I wanted a glittered finish which would be a little more durable than the Glamour Dust and glue option so I used an embossing pen to run around the shapes and used a holographic embossing powder to finish.

A fine border peel off in silver completes the decorations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Pile It On #36 - Anything beginning with "B" (Blue, Butterflies, Bling and Box)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Flower Power
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting,


Becky G said...

Your mom is gonna love it! Not just because you made it but because it's absolutely beautiful!

So glad you joined us in the Catch The Bug challenge this week!


Tammy Miller said...

What a great Card thanks so much for joining our Sept Anything Goes Challenge! Tammy DT Coordinator