Butterfly Birthday Card

I made this card for a very special friend.

The background paper was purchased a couple of years ago, put away, and totally forgotten. When I had decided on the colour scheme I wanted to use for this card, I went searching, and there it was.

I cut the DP to size, then used some of the left over for the banner. I meticulously cut the banner so the gorgeous flowers would show at the end, then promptly covered them up with a butterfly!

I added some matching netting underneath the banner to give it a bit more depth. It was added using double-sided tape as wet glue would just seep through the netting.

The stamp is from Inspired by Stamping , and is from the Ahoy, Matey stamp set. (Just because it’s from a masculine set, doesn’t mean it can’t be used on feminine cards!)

The large butterfly was made with a die that came as a freebie in an Australian craft magazine, and the small butterflies were made with a punch. Each butterfly was covered with Star Dust Stickles.

The flowers are from my stash.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This card has been entered into the Inspired by Stamping Birthday Theme challenge, which celebrates their new release.

17 thoughts on “Butterfly Birthday Card

  1. WOW! This is so pretty Cheryl! I love the paper and the colors that you used. Very beautiful card! Hugs, Joanna

  2. I love the colour combination you used; so feminine. I also love the netting that you used. I’ve only ever dared to use it once and that was on one of my daughter’s birthday cards but now that I’ve seen it used again I might just be brave and try it again. As always, I enjoy looking at your cards Cheryl. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Marianne! You MUST play around with netting – it’s so cool to use, and adds so much wonderful texture and dimension!!!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Leah, thanks so much! Yes, I love rummaging through my stash to rediscover the things I’ve forgotten about. I don’t do it often enough.

  5. Thanks so much, Calypso! I’ve never thought of them as hidden treasures, but now that I think about it, yes they are!

  6. Thank you, Rose. Sometimes paper is so beautiful that I don’t want to use it. But of course, I must!

  7. Stunning! Love butterflies, also!! Such gorgeous background. Love that! I just love the papers that are so beautiful, you hardly need to do much but add embellishments, and you did that spot on! Great job!
    It’s so sweet, feminine, and just plain fabulous!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Thanks Anna. I’m pretty happy with this one myself!

    And I agree, some of the papers around are totally stunning!

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