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.