Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Papertrey Ink birthday card

Hello everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the spring weather and getting into the sunshine whilst it is here. Its time for another Make it Monday challenge over at Papertrey ink, and the challenge from Lisa Johnson is to use dies as a mask on a project. I looked through my dies and decided to make a spring butterfly birthday card.



I have two different sized butterflies and I arranged them on some scratch paper and cut them out to create the mask.




I then temporarily adhered the mask to some aqua mist card and sponged ink through the apertures with Hawaiian shores ink. Then I inked up my new Twinkle stamp for the first time and stamped over the butterflies whilst the mask was still in place.



I cut the butterflies again in vellum and passed them through a flower embossing folder that came free with a magazine ( I love it when you get something gorgeous for free). I stamped a trail and then moulded the butterfly wings a little before sticking them over the base image, and added some little gems for the butterfly body. I cut the corners of the panel with a corner punch and then inked the edges with white ink and added a a strip of ribbon. The panel was then layered on to some Hawaiian shores card and placed on the white card base. The sentiments were added to each corner of the card to give some balance and it was then finished of with three little aqua mist buttons.




I'm really enjoying this series of challenges because they get me out of my comfort zone and make me try something new.

I'm sorry that my photos are not showing very true colours. I've tried using my editing software but the blues and greens never look as good as they do in real life. Hey ho one of those frustrating things! Thanks for looking in and have a great week.

Hugs
Carol x


17 comments:

Carla Cabrera said...

I love what you did with the butterflies. Beautiful card.

SeattleStamper said...

This is just stunning! I love the sheer wings, excellent use of the technique.

Marybeth said...

Carol, wow this is so beautiful. I love your take on the challenge .your very ,very good at making cards.

Stella said...

This card took my breath away; I;m in love with it :) Fabulous!
Hugs,
Stella
X

Michelle said...

Very pretty card Carol I love the butterfly's and the clouds you have chosen for your card !!

Voegelchen said...

Hi Carol,

love your card - clever use of this technique - the shadows of the wings are so cool

Robin said...

This is such a super take on the Make it Monday! Very clever and pretty!
Robin

Nicole Maki said...

Truly gorgeous card. Love how soft and soothing it is.

Great use of the technique.

Carol said...

Just beautiful! Love those vellum butterflys over the sponged/stamped color!

Wendy said...

This is so pretty. Beautifully executed.

Laura said...

Another beeautiful card!! I love it xxx

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning card Carol! and great idea with the folder on the wings! i too have that folder i gotta use this idea now if you dont mind?!

Svetlana said...

OMG!!What a beautiful card! I love the punch and the ribbon, so fine and delicate!!!Just bravooo

Itsy Bitsy Snippets said...

This card is just beautiful, and the butterflies are the prettiest I have ever seen.

cardsandacuppa said...

What a clever idea, I might have to give this one a go ;-) Love this card,
Hugs xx

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Gorgeous...love all the precious details especially the vellum butterflies.
Hugs,
Antoinette

ruthluvs said...

Beautiful!

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