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.


  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!

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

  3. A beautiful card, Claudine.

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

  5. very beautiful card, the butterfly is gorgeous.

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

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

  8. 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 :)