Artistic Avenger


Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Don’t you love when you wake up inspired? This morning was one of those mornings. Yesterday I blog surfed for some challenges and found three that I wanted to attack today (not really planning to do them all in one shot!).

First, I wanted to use the CAS sketch at The Paper Players – great sketch, clean lines and so many ways to interpret. Next, the colours at ColourQ – very different than anything I’d put together (I had to scrounge around to find Kiwi Kiss and Bermuda Bay but I did it!). And lastly, I needed more birthday cards and the SU Only Challenge site has a birthday card challenge this week.

I started with the colours and decided that I wanted the base to be Concord Crush and to soften it, I layered it with Whisper White which I softened by sponging with Bashful Blue ink. Next, I added a layer of Kiwi Kiss designer paper (I can’t remember the name of the paper itself but it’s retired). And then I went to work on the central layer.

I made another layer of Concord Crush and Whisper White (which I also sponged with Bashful Blue ink). I had drew in the butterfly path lightly with a pencil. I then paper pierced it and then took my Sahara Sand marker and lightly ran it over the pierced holes. Like watercolouring, using a light Sahara Sand outline just makes it pop a little bit.

To tie all the colours in, I then used my Beautiful Wings embosslit and cut out various sizes of butterflies. A little bit of Whisper White organza ribbon tied together with a Bashful Blue button and a sentiment from So Happy For You (SAB) finishes the whole card.

Admittedly, not a new and “wow” type design but I really like the look of this card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Products used on this project –

Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Bermuda Bay.

Ink: Concord Crush, Bashful Blue.

Stamps: So Happy for You.

Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Subtles buttons, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Corner Rounder Punch.