Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monarch Butterfly Birthday

Today marks the start of another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge!!
This weeks theme is

Here is my Monarch Butterfly birthday card. I love the colors, that patterned paper, and I really couldn't go wrong with this wonderful butterfly. :) This is a standard A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"). The patterned paper is from Echo Park's Summer Days collection. Then I just pulled colors from the pattern to add my rhinestones and die cut layers.

As you can see, I turned the sketch on it's side for my card. :)

The beautiful butterfly is from Everyday Pop Up Cards. This is my absolute favorite butterfly on any Cricut cartridge. I cut the bottom layer out in orange, the top layer is black and I doodled spots on it to resemble a Monarch. The body is attached to the card and the wings are up on pop-dots. The butterfly and all it's layers are cut at 2".

The branch and leaves are from Cindy Loo. I doubled up the branch and welded it with my Gypsy. It's cut at 2 1/2" including the leaves layers. To give the leaves the wonderful texture/realism, I inked the edges using some darker green ink and a sponge. Some of the leaves are attached with pop-dots.

I couldn't resist adding some white gel pen stitches and this adorable birthday stamp from Inkadinkado.

These little stripes were cut to 4" x 3/4" and then punched with my Fiskars scalloped border punch. The three embellishments running along the box in the sketch became so charming when I added some dark pink self-adhesive rhinestones to finish off the sketch.

We'd love for you to come on over and play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!
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snappy scrappy said...

Oh so pretty...love that butterfly! Lee-Ann :)

Migdalia said...

Hi Cheryl!Pretty pattern paper,Loev the Pink, and of course my favorite is the Butterfly!!!

Pat N. said...

Wow Cheryl! First of all, I love that you turned the sketch--what a great idea! Second, that butterfly couldn't be more authentic looking if you went outside and caught one! OMG, it's absolutely gorgeous. Your card is wonderful, girl! Just love it.--Pat

Creative Diva said...

Stunning card! love the stitching.

Paper Deckerations said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! That butterfly just pops!!

Gerda said...

What a adorable card. Love that patterned paper and the butterfly.

Candy said...

Fabulous card Cheryl! That butterfly is gorgeous. I just love all the extras you have done with the gel pen!

Michaelleys said...

Oh so pretty...love that butterfly! Lee-Ann :)