Sunday, January 18, 2009

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I realized the other day that I need to restock my non-cupcake birthday card stash. Almost every birthday card I've made recently has been cupcake-related, and sometimes that just won't do!

I came across this beautiful card on Dawn Easton's blog and was immediately inspired by it. I had this paper from Kate at i {heart} papers that had gorgeous embossed butterflies on it, and a Martha butterfly punch (or two) that would work well with it. The colors are not accurately represented in this photo (bad lighting), but they are Regal Rose and Rose Red. They match the patterned paper (from the Chocolat line) perfectly. The bottom of the piece is punched with the Fiskars Threading Water punch, and it's tied up with some white tafetta ribbon.

For the sentiment, I dragged out an oldie but goodie from SU! - Elegant Greetings, and cut it out with my Nestabilities, sponging the edges of the white layer with Regal Rose while it was still in the die. To dress up the punched butterflies, I added a little bling, also available from i {heart} papers.

I think I'll whip up a few more of these to have on hand!

1 comment:

Cathleen said...

This is so pretty Carolyn, I really need to make more of this type of card myself...I may need to case this!