Friday, 23 January 2009

A floating butterfly card and a very Happy Birthday to my mum-in-law

Today is my mother-in-law's birthday. Happy Birthday Marianne. I hope you have a great day.

I always like to do something a bit special for family and close friends and so I decided to add a bit of movement to this card by "floating" the butterfly over the top of the flower.

I used Lavender Lace as my base cardstock . Using the two little bugs from the Garden Whimsy stamp set I inked them using markers (Pixie Pink and Pink Passion) and stamped them three times onto Whisper White card. I trimmed this to a narrow border and stuck it to the back of the card. I then trimmed the same amount from the front of the card so that the border is fully visible when the card is closed. Again using markers direct onto my stamp I inked the flower from Garden Whimsy with Pixie Pink, a little Pink Passion (for the halo) and a blend of Sage Shadow and Old Olive for the leaves and stem. This image was punched with the corner rounder and matted onto Pink Passion card, also corner rounded.

For the little flower embellishment I used the Scallop Circle punch on Pink Passion card and just snipped in between each petal and shaped them a bit. I used the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Circle of Friendship stamp set and stamped that using Pixie Pink ink on Whisper White cardstock. This was punched out with the 1" punch and matted onto Pixie Pink card punched out with the 1-1/4" punch. The combined circles were mounted onto the flower using a dimensional and the whole embellishment added to the corner of the flower image.

 The butterfly is also from the Garden Whimsy stamp set and was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock with Lavender Lace. The normally white spots were coloured in with Elegant Eggplant. After cutting out the butterfly it was stuck to a narrow strip of acetate and the rest of the acetate strip was fixed to the inside of the card with sticky strip, positioning it so that the butterfly hovers over the flower. 

Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think of it.

Keep Stampin'!

Sara xx


Kate Lewis said...

beautiful Sara! I love the zingy colours, the butterfly and the petals behind the sentiment - she'll love it for sure! K xx

Heather Bradley said...

I love your card, Sara, the colours are delicate and love the flight of the butterfly :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

margaret said...

Very pretty card Sara, love the colour. I love butterflys. xx

Fiona Whitehead said...

I think its gorgeous - inspired idea with the butterfly

KarenR said...

what a cool idea with the butterfly hovering