Thursday, June 30, 2011


Butterfly Birthday

Good afternoon! Here is the fourth card from the April Make and Take. This one was cased from Carrie Gaskin the Artistic Avenger You can find her card HERE.

Stamps: Something to Celebrate, Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Ink: Concord Crush, Old Olive
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Grey marker, Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, Marina Mist 5/8” Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Corner Rounder Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin Dimensionals.

The card base is Concord Crush cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and was adhered to the card front. A piece of Pear Pizzaz cardstock was cut at 3 3/8” x 4 5/8”. The flourish stamp from Elements of Style was stamped all over the Pear Pizzaz cardstock in Old Olive ink. A piece of Concord Crush cardstock was cut at 3” x 4 ¼”. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 2 7/8” x 4 1/8”. Two of the corners on the stamped Pear Pizzaz cardstock, Concord Crush cardstock, and the small piece of Whisper White cardstock were punched with the Corner Rounder punch. Just make sure that you punch the same corners on both pieces. Next the stamped Pear Pizzaz cardstock was adhered to the card front.

The lines were drawn free hand with the Basic Grey marker. Come on…. I know you can do it! They are just swirly lines, they don’t have to be perfect. The small piece of Whisper White was adhered to the Concord Crush cardstock. Next the Needle Tool and Mat Pack were used to pierce holes all along the swirly lines that you created.

Note: Make sure that you do the piercing AFTER the Whisper White cardstock is adhered to the Concord Crush cardstock. It will be tougher to pierce the holes through, but if you pierce first and then adhere the cardstock down you won’t be able to see your pierced holes very well.

The greeting from Something to Celebrate was stamped in Concord Crush ink in the bottom right hand corner of the Whisper White cardstock. Several butterflies were cut using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit in various colors. The butterflies were adhered along the swirly line. Three Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accents were added just below the greeting. This panel was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of Marina Mist 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered to the card front using several Mini Glue Dots.

Now you have a beautiful butterfly filled card! I hope you give it a try!