Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Blue Butterfly Thank You Kickstand Card

Michelle sent me this gorgeous Penny Black butterfly stamp and some pretty pearls for my birthday.  What an absolute sweetheart!  I just had to use my new goodies to make her a thank you card!  I've made an A6 size kickstand card.  The back panel was made with Pacific Point CS, a mat layer of Very Vanilla CS and a layer of Blueberry Crisp patterned paper.  For the kickstand part I used Crumb Cake CS and added a vanilla punched lace border.  I stamped the butterfly in Soft Suede ink on a separate piece of Very Vanilla CS and applied colour by sponging Marina Mist, Pacific Point and Not Quite Navy inks over the image.  I cut the butterfly out and then spritzed it with Perfect Pearl mist so it has a beautiful shimmer.  I've mounted the butterfly onto a Very Vanilla panel so it shows up well - I applied glue just to the body, folded the wings up a tad and placed Dimensionals with the backing paper still on under the wings.  A sentiment and some pearls finished off the card front.

I cut a Very Vanilla panel for inside the card and stamped along one side with a stamp from the Razzle Dazzle set which matches the patterned paper.  I stamped in Pacific Point ink after stamping off and sponged the edges with Not Quite Navy ink.  I stamped the Razzle Dazzle stamp again on the envelope flap.

Stamps: Penny Black 'Soft Wings' Slapstick stamp, SU! Thank You Kindly & Razzle Dazzle sets
CS: SU! Pacific Point & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Blueberry Crisp DSP
Ink: SU! Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Pacific Point & Not Quite Navy
Tools: SU! Lace Ribbon Border punch, Perfect Layers, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: Perfect Pearls 'Perfect Pearl' Mist, pearls, Dimensionals



Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card love the Butterfly! Big hugs Jo xxxx

kelly said...

oh Ruth, what a gorgeous stamp!!! I bet you were thrilled with it!!! Looks fab against the DSP, and the lace border is yummy!
Kelly x

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for my gorgeous card Ruth, I love reciving your cards and this was no exception! I love the colours so glad you liked the stamp. I love what you have done with it and I love how you match the inside with the envelope and everything xx

Margaret said...

Your butterfly is stunning with the shades of blue and shimmer! I'm sure your friend loved her thank you card!