Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Butterfly Birthday

Hi there and welcome!  Today the card I'm sharing was made for three challenges - Just Us Girls (Butterfly), The Paper Players (Birthday) and Seize the Birthday (no stamping).  

Since I was using some larger butterflies, I decided to create a slimline card.

Starting with the butterflies, they were first embossed then die cut with coordinating dies.  They were ink blended with three shades of aqua (my photo reads more blue than how they look IRL), then I applied some Distress Foundry Wax in Glided along each of the wings.  The foundry wax was then heated to obtain the shine.  Separately from the wings, the butterfly bodies were die cut from gold metallic cardstock and adhered after the wax cooled.  The sentiment was also die cut from the same gold metallic cardstock and also from white cardstock four times.

Next I used a leaf stencil for the background, inking in greens and splattering with gold metallic paint.  It was trimmed down, adhered to the white card base, then three layers of a scallop frame were added.  The butterflies were adhered leaving room for the die cut sentiment.  

Originally the sentiment was topped with the gold metallic layer, but I could not get a decent photo of it, so I added a white layer on top and offset just a little so you could see a little gold behind it.  It was adhered to a vellum shadow layer and added to the card to finish things off. 

Thanks for taking time to stop by, I always appreciate it.  

Take care!


Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Matte Gold (Simon Says Stamp), Vellum
Ink:  Sprout, Fairway, Field, Seafoam, Surf, Ocean
Other:  Happy Birthday Brush Script dies (SSS), Floating Leaves Stencil (SSS), Graceful Butterfly Embossing Folder and Dies set (SSS), Slim Stitched Scallop Rectangle die (Pinkfresh Studio), Gansi Tambi Starry Colors Metallic paint, Gilded Distress Foundry Wax (Ranger)


Lisa Elton said...

I love the way your butterflies fill up your slimline card, Stef! And their gold tipped wings are fabulous! So happy your played along at Just Us Girls!

Sathya said...

Beautiful card. Love the stencilling and the coloring on the diecuts.

Thanks much for leaving love at my blog💙

Christy Lynn said...

Ooh, I love the beautiful colors--especially the blue and gold butterflies, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players!

Jaydee said...

Stef, those butterflies are gorgeous, and the touch of gold was genius. The blue and green work so well together, too. So glad you shared this beauty with us at the Paper Players this week

Colleen said...

Your butterflies are beautiful and great idea to use a slimline. I love the leaf background too! thank you for sharing this at STB!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, this is absolutely stunning! Love the colors and the slimline design. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players! :)

Glenda J said...

I love absolutely everything about this card - the colours, the slimline shape and the perfect gold accents. Such a beauty. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.