Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Birthday Butterfies

I needed to make a birthday card that was pretty but not too bulky. It seems like all the current patterned papers and embellishments have beautiful butterflies adorning them. One that really caught my eye was an October Afternoon paper with several butterflies with different prints. I decided to run with that idea and use up some scraps at the same time.

I inked the edges with Old Paper distress ink and added some glossy accents down the center of each butterfly then added clear micro beads. It is subtle, but it adds an extra little dimension.

I will have the cut files and templates available for download for a little while. Instead of black and white outlines for the templates, I made them with color and patterns. That way it will be easier to see how to cut out the different patterns. Actually this could be done with any butterfly die cut or punch.


Alyce said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the butterflies and the glossy accents work really well! :)

Anonymous said...

What a beatiful card. Love the
butterflies. Thank you for sharing.

BlueCat said...

This card is very pretty!

NĂ¡gela said...

Love the combination of the colours!

Trisha said...

Very lovely card, Jani. Thanks for the share.

Birthday Gift Ideas said...

What a beautiful card.I Love the
butterflies.Thanks sharing..

Davi said...

Love the way the butterflies are coming up the card Beautiful!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Simply gorgeous!! ~ Blessings


3s said...

Love love LOVE this gorgeous card!!! The faded pastels in the butterflies go together so well, and the glossy accent/glass beads "bodies" are that little extra detail that turns a card from "nice" to "wow"!
Super neat! :)
hugs, 3s