Monday, March 4, 2013

Butterfly Birthday Card

Tomorrow is my husbands birthday and I always make a card for him. So for this year I wanted to use this new swallowtail stamp I got from Stampin' Up. I love, love, love this stamp and my husband and I are both huge butterfly fans. I knew that he would really appreciate me using this stamp. I started by stamping the butterfly on manilla cardstock with distress embossing ink and used Ranger's black embossing powder. 
I then used three different colors of distress inks to color the butterfly wings. I used perfect pearls to go over the distress inks and spritzed with a  little water once the perfect pearls were on.


 I really love the way it makes the butterflies wings shimmery. I also love how vibrant the distress ink colors turned out. So pretty!
Once that was done I put together my card and cut out the butterfly and adhered it to the card. I wanted the rest of the card to be simple because I really wanted the butterfly to stand out. I used a copper color ribbon to give the card a bit more of a masculine feel. 




I am entering this card into the Simon Says Challenge Blog challenge for this week. The theme is "Anything Goes". They are giving away a 50.00 gift voucher to one lucky winner. Make sure to stop by and check out all the wonderful creations.
I hope that you enjoyed the small tutorial and card. Thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning butterfly!!! I love the color combo. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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  2. Very pretty card! Your husband is sure to enjoy it.

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  3. That is one gorgeous butterfly! Great card, and thanks for sharing.

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  4. very beautiful card, the butterfly is gorgeous.

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  5. Stunning butterfly card. Love the colors you chose.

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  6. What an absolute beauty of a card!!! Love your gorgeous butterfly! Striking!!!

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  7. Wow I absolutely love that giant butterfly! It is really beautiful!

    Did you know there is a new challenge blog around? Hobbycutz's first challenge is Anything Goes and we're having a blog hop with prizes to win... Hope to see you there :)

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