Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sweet Butterfly Birthday

Today marks the start of another challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.
This week the challenge is:

I cut this scalloped card base. The base measures 4 1/4" and is welded on my Gypsy to form the card base. The scalloped circle I used is from Winter Woodland, but you can use any scalloped circle you like.  I always cut an extra card front to cover the folded edge of the card base. The circles measure as follows:
brown : 3 1/2" - also from  Winter Woodland
pink polka-dots : 3 1/4" - also from  Winter Woodland

This is the butterfly from Everyday Pop-up Cards. It's cut at 2".  I just had to accent the body with some self stick flat back pearls. Only the body is adhered to the card base.

I embossed the "Happy Birthday" from Scrappy Moms Stamps using white embossing powder. Adding some white gel pen stitches really brings the card all together. I added more pearls to each scallop on the card base. 

The adorable branch is from Cindy Loo cut at 3 1/2" (the leaves are double punched from a 1 1/2" circle punch). I inked the edges of the leaves and attached them with pop dots.

The dimension on this card is wonderful, with the leaves up on pop dots and the butterfly's wings popping off the card.  Because I sized the circle card to 4 1/4" it will still fit into an A2 sized envelope.... no extra postage required. 

We'd love for you to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and enter the challenge!

The sponsor this week is The Crop Stop

7 comments:

Margie said...

Beautiful card! Love the bold pink and green!

Rosie said...

This card is sooo pretty

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Creative Diva said...

Love your shaped card. Beautiful butterfly.

Hugs,
Patty

Michele from MS said...

This cards is so pretty! I love the pearls and stitching around the edge!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! The pearls are so perfect and the colors are great together.

Gerda said...

Great shape card, Love the colors and that butterfly!!
Gerda
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Pat N. said...

Love your card, Cheryl. Very pretty; you make the best shape cards!!--Pat