Friday, 25 November 2011

Butterfly birthday ....

... this is a scheduled post, sharing a card for the current Ribbon Reel - RR15 challenge.  The theme is to use butterflies on your card - as well as the colours from the inspiration photo and, of course, a ribbon or lace.


This is a birthday card for a fellow member of the St Luke's Design Team - I've made this one for Lynne - it's her birthday today!  Lynne - have a very Happy Birthday - and all the best for the coming year.



In my stash of slightly neglected stamps, I found this gorgeous Butterfly collage and used that as the basis for the card.  I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder, then I added several shades (taken from the inspiration photo) blending them carefully.  I stamped the image again in black Versafine, embossed  and then cut out the two butterflies.  I coloured them both with Distress inks.  I removed the embossing powder from the main image by ironing it between sheets of paper and then used my nesties to cut a rectangle.  The backing mat was cut from some lovely old gold linen finish card.  I attached the lace and ribbon to the card and added the main image and birthday greeting, but it still needed something.  So I stamped another butterfly onto some vellum, heat embossed the image and then coloured it in on the reverse using Prismacolour pencils - I echoed the colours from the butterflies in the main image.

Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo - Butterfly Collage; Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud, Say It Loud -Winter; Butterfly stamp (don't know company)
Inks:  Distress - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Broken China; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Tempting Turquoise
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Rectangles (S4-317) #4, Rectangles Lg (S4-132) ~5
Accessories:  Prismacolour Pencils, lace, ribbon, embossing powder and card from stash



Above is a close of the main image and the pretty vellum butterfly!

Today is known as "Black Friday" in the US - don't know why they call it that - but it's a day of sales and shopping.  I'm not sure whether we'll be getting to the shops today - Jonathan's not keen on sales - but I'm hoping to get to a Michael's store and get some crafty stash to bring home. 

That's all for now.  I have a post scheduled for Sunday - my latest card for CR84FN43.  See you soon.

13 comments:

Penny Mena said...

Gorgeous cards! I like them so much. How to make them by myself?
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Pauline said...

Beautiful card Deborah, love the collage image and your inking of the background, it's a wonderful effect. I hope you get time for some crafty shopping, there must be some bargains to be had!

Donna Mosley said...

WOW!!!!! Deborah, this is a stunner. I love the background effect.

Donna x

Buffy said...

Amazing card Debs!! Truely spectacular, the colours are gorgeous.

Buf xx

Jenny said...

Beautiful card Deborah, love the colours and happy bargain hunting :)
Jenny x

Craftilicious said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deborah! Have fun at Michaels ;-)
Tara
x

Helen said...

Ooo, i love those butterflies - so delicate stamped onto Vellum like that. The colours you've chosen are amazing - a really super card. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week and enjoy the rest of your time in Detroit!! Safe journey xxx

Kim S said...

This is absolutely stunning! I just picked up those Nesties at Michaels, now I just need the collage stamp and I WILL be CASing!

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card! Love those butterflies and beautiful rich colours:)

Mynnette said...

Sorry to have been AWOL the past few days--holiday here! :) This is absolutely gorgeous!!! :) So excited to see you're here in the US visiting--good luck looking for a place to live! :)

Vicky Hayes said...

I've been loving all the excitement on your blog Deborah! It must have been quite an experience turning up at Thanksgiving. I love Lynne's card and I'm sure she'll be delighted with it!

Jackie said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful card, lovely colours and gorgeous flutterbies :o)
Jackie xx

Jen W. said...

Deborah, this is stunning! Your inking is beautiful and I love that shiny gold frame!

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