Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a friend's birthday using one of the sentiments from a new set of Clearly Besotted stamps I bought in their half price sale.

I trimmed a piece of white card so it was slightly smaller than the front of the card blank and used a zig-zag die to emboss a pattern across the top.  I stamped the butterfly in dark blue ink onto a snippet of white card and cut it with the coordinating die before colouring it with grey and blue Promarkers.  I placed the embossed panel into my MISTI and laid the butterfly onto it so I could see where the position the sentiment.  The sentiment was stamped in dark blue ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The panel was then attached to the front of the card.  As I had coloured the butterfly with Promarkers the colour had bled through the card, so I die cut a butterfly from a piece of scrap paper and glued it to the rear before attaching the butterfly to the card and shaping its wings.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     Card Making Magic 'The Best of Card Making Magic' butterfly stamp and die
     Clearly Besotted 'Mini Calligraphy' stamps
     Creative Expressions 'Clean and Simple - Zig Zag Border' die
     Versafine Majestic Blue ink
     Cosmic Shimmer clear detail embossing powder
     Snippets of white card

I am entering the following challenges:
     AAA Cards - Moodboard (I have picked the colours Blue and Grey)
     Allsorts - Anything Goes
     NBUS - Challenge 34 (my new sentiment stamps)
     Seize the Birthday - Blue and Gray'
     We Love Stamping - Wings

Kath x


meg said...

As always a beautiful CAS card Kath,the embossing is fabulous with the butterfly

Christine Harrop said...

This is such a pretty card Kath. Christine x

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card and great idea to put a backing piece on the butterfly, the colour choices are inspired. Thank you for sharing with us at We Love Stamping, good luck xx

Carol S. said...

A lovely CAS card Kath and the butterfly is beautiful. Hugs, Carol S. xxx

Joan said...

Lovely card, lime the partial embossing and the beautiful butterfly

Joan x

Pauline C said...

Beautiful CAS card and lovely colours. Thankyou so much for joking in with my challenge theme this week at Allsorts
Pauline xx

brenda said...

So very elegant Kath, you need to be brave with CAS but you have pulled it off perfectly, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts this week and We Love Stamping January challenge.

B x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Kath, the dry embossing with the die looks amazing with that pretty butterfly, thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

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sweet & simple make such a eleagent card!!

Darnell said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of this wonderful design, Kath! The texture from embossing the zig-zag die is fabulous, as is your coloring! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Nancy said...

Kathy, This is so very pretty! The colors are so bold and beautiful! It really caught my attention straight away in the gallery at Seize the Birthday!

Nancy said...

oops...I wasn't done! Thanks for playing at STB!

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Lovely card. You can never go wrong with a butterfly. Sue

Sarn said...

This is a really lovely butterfly card Kath. I like the extra touch of embossing too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jules said...

Hi Kath

So sorry for being a stranger .. .. I have my fingers crossed that things are back on track now and I am back in blogland! Fingers crossed things have improved at your end too.

Love your butterfly card very much. The embossed background looks great and the butterfly is beautifully coloured.

I hope you had a good Christmas and wish you a rather belated happy 2022.

Love Jules xx

Pat said...

I do love the way you have embossed the zig zag die as a background to your beautiful butterfly and just perfect for your friend who will love this I'm sure Kath. x

Quillish said...

What a perfect card! That embossed details and pretty butterfly, make this card gorgeous and beautifully CAS. Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards. Sending love ~ Ishani

Perfectly4med said...

A beautiful card, loving the shaped butterfly and the embossing. Thanks for playing along in our mood board challenge at AAA Cards.