Monday, 29 October 2012

Butterfly Birthday Card

Hello everyone.
I am learning fast, and as you can see I have worked out how to get pictures the right way up!
I Just wanted to show you a Birthday card I have just made for my friend.  She took a shine to my canvas on my first post so I used the same colours.  Firstly I spritzed with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue and stamped with the Zentangle Butterfly stamp from Woodware, randemly with black archival. To add some extra detail I used a lid off a bottle to stamp a few white rings with acrylic paint, added a few stripes of black archival using the edge of a ruler then spritzed over the whole lot with tattered angels  Iridescent gold spray.   I sewed this to a card base with gold thread (with my machine may I add, My hand sewing is not that neat!).  I stamped the same butterfly on a separate piece of card that had been previously spritzed and cut it out.  I added some extra detail with gold and white pens and a few pearls and gems.  I die-cut the flower from gold card with creatables die, glued it on to a piece of fine sequin waste and trimmed it to fit. The sentiment from the same set, was stamped onto previously spritzed card and mounted onto the gold card and again it is difficult to see from the picture, but I did some of my own zentangle drawing to tie it in with the butterfly.  The 24 numbers were from a jar full of letters and numbers given to me by my friend Anne who had cut them out from her new Tim Holtz Die (The sequin waste also came from Anne Thank you Anne xx).  They were inked with distress colours and embossed over the top.  I was quite pleased with the result, I  just hope my friend likes it.  Her birthday is not till Wednesday so I will let you know. Ta Ta for now xx 


  1. O my word.... What a Fabulous background to this card... It's AmAzing!!! love the colours & texture... your friend is going to cherish this...the butterfly is Beautiful!! Brilliant creation... Hugs May x x x

  2. Oh boy Mo!!! That background is unbelievably stunning!! Your friend should be thrilled to bits with this. You've got a real talent for this hun. Hugs, Buttons x

  3. Hi Mo, raised myself up from my sick bed to have a look - it is a stunning card, the colours are just amazing, love that butterfly too. Glad you got some use from the numbers too. Big Crafty Hugs (from a great distance), Anne xx