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,



2 comments:

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!

:)Becky

Tammy Miller said...

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