Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Butterfly on Toadstool Birthday Card

Tomorrow my oldest granddaughter will be eighteen years old. It is hard to imagine it has been that long since our beautiful blue eyed baby girl was born. But, I did just attend her high school graduation last month and she will be off to college very soon.

Purple is her favorite color, so I incorporated it into the making of this 6 X 6 birthday card. DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack 2010 was used for the 6 X 6 base and the 5.5 X 5.5 mat. The corners were decorated using the WRMK Corner Chromper Cloud punch.

It has been awhile since I have used the Cricut Imagine. I used it along with the Lori’s Garden cartridge. That is my favorite Imagine cartridge. The butterfly layers (page 11) are print/cut at 1.3 inches and the toadstools layers (page 12) are print/cut at 3.0 inches.
Side views
All the layers were inked with Colorbox Q Brown ink before they were assembled with Recollections Foam Squares for the layering and Zig 2 Way for assembling other parts. The grass is pieces I had leftover from a Tim Holtz tag and it is made using the Tim Holtz Alterations Tapered Fringe die and inked with TH Distress Peeled Paint ink. All assembled pieces are adhered to the card using the ATG.

The butterfly is embellished with Black Diamonds (antennae) and Platinum (back wing) Stickles. Recollections Rhinestones were used on the body.

The birthday sentiment is a Sylvia Yu stamp using TH Distress Dusty Concord ink. I then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and the Ranger Heat It tool. I cut it using a Fiskars scallop punch. The edges are inked with TH Distress Dusty Concord ink. It is adhered to the card using the Recollections Foam Squares.



WrinkleFreeDiva said...

This is beautiful! I love mushrooms and like seeing them done in all of these fun colors and patterns.

Amy* said...

What a darling card this is! I adore those toadstools and the decorative tape on the inside is the perfect finishing touch!