Thursday, March 28, 2013

Butterfly Birthday Card

This week my granddaughter-in-law is celebrating a birthday. This card is 6 X 6 inches.

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Front

The three inch butterfly and layer were found on the Cricut Picturesque cartridge( page 65). The paper used for the top layer of the butterfly is DCWV that I had in my scrap stash. It is a piece of paper that I considered to be ugly from one of the stacks. As you can see once it was cut as a butterfly, it is quite beautiful. The lower layer of the butterfly is also DCWV that was also in my scrap stash. The two layers of the butterfly are adhered together only in the area of the body, so the wings of the upper butterfly could be lifted to give it more life. Martha Stewart pearl stickers were used to embellish the butterfly.
 
 
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All edges of the card and cuttings have been inked. The edges of the main card base were first distressed with a distressor before being inked.
 
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For years I have owned a handheld sewing machine, so I decided to use it for the very first time on the mat under the butterfly.
 
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inside
 
SUPPLIES:Cardstock-DCWV, AC Cardstock; Machines-Provocraft Expression, Singer Sew Quick; Cartridge-Provocraft Picturesque; Ink-Colorbox; Tools-Tim Holtz Distressor; Adhesive-Zig 2 Way, ATG, Glue Dots; Stamps-Recollections; Other-Ribbon(International Greetings USA), Pearls(Martha Stewart Pearl Stickers)
 
 




5 comments:

Treva said...

Pretty butterfly card, great way to use scrap stash. Thanks for the inspiration.

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

That butterfly really is beautiful. Way to use that ugly paper! Nice card...

danita k said...

Very cute card.

Susan D said...

What a pretty butterfly card. Love the stitching.

NC Peach said...

Very nice card! Love your butterfly and the stitching! Been thinking about pulling out my sewing machine, and your card has moved me closer in that direction!! TFS