Sunday, 22 May 2011

Butterfly Window Birthday Wishes Card - Less Is More Challenge

This weeks LIM challenge theme is butterflies - yay, I love butterflies! I've bought new butterfly goodies from SU! recently which means the older butterfly stuff in my stash gets neglected which is a shame.  So I chose to use my Cuttlebug butterfly die as I haven't used it in ages.  But I also used my new Marianne flower frame circle die, I love mixing old and new items!

My card measures 12 cms square.  I used Marina Mist CS for the base and die cut the embossed flower frame using Rich Razzleberry CS.  I then cut a circle window out of the card front and glued the circle frame over the window.  I cut a square panel of Whisper White CS to go inside the card and stamped the Bella Toile background stamp with Marina Mist ink, stamping off twice first.  I stamped the Bella Toile stamp on Marina Mist CS with Razzleberry ink, die cut the butterfly and sponged the edges with Razzleberry ink.  I scored lines either side of the body to pop the wings up and attached the butterfly to the inside of the card with a line of mini glue dots fixed just along the body.  I've put half dimensionals with the backing paper still on under each wing so they'll stay popped up.  I stamped the sentiment and the finishing touch was to add the pearls.

I then stamped the Bella Toile stamp in Marina Mist ink on the envelope flap.

Stamps: SU! Bella Toile background stamp, sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Wishes clear set
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Marina Mist & Rich Razzleberry
Cuttlebug butterfly die, flower frame die from LR0152 Marianne Creatables circles dies set
Embellishments & accessories: self adhesive pearls, SU! Dimensionals



Jo said...

This is a lovely card, I love that Marianne die. Jo

Beryl K said...

Lovely card
Beryl x

Linny said...

Beautiful card and evie Ruth. Was only to pleased to help you find the stamp!!!! LOL

Myrna said...

Lovely card and great tutorial. Love the Marianne dies but they are so hard to get here in Canada and very pricey as well when you can find them.

~ Ali ~ said...

Super card, love it

ali x

Mandi said...

Striking card Ruth, love the co-ordinating envelope
Thanks so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Ruth, that frame is fab!

Kathyk said...

Unusual colour scheme (for me) makes a super card


Susan said...

Ruth, this card is so pretty! I love that circle die...I sure hate that we can't get those dies in the States! If we could I know that there are quite a few that I'd want!

kelly said...

Beautiful as ever Ruth, love the touch of bella toile on the envelope. Stealing that idea for sure!!
Kelly xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Really pretty Ruth and what a brilliant way to use the Bella Toile stamp! Vx

Zoechaos said...

A lovely card, those blues are gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

Mim said...

love the image on the envelope - and the colour scheme of the card is fab too!

Little Snippets said...

A lovely card Ruth - Your stamped butterfly with razzleberry inked edges is gorgeous! Sarah x

Aileen said...

Love your framing for the butterfly and beautifully finished with the envelope. x

Lynne said...

Super card. Love that die.
Lynne xxx

StampingStace said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours
Stacey at 8

Linby said...

Fab card-I was tempted to buy that circle die but resisted! I just love the envelope.

Viv said...

Lovely card Ruth and such a pretty envelope too :O) Viv xx