Birthday Butterfly

This is another recently acquired stamp set. I’ve been too intimidated to give it a try (there are so many awesome cards out there already).

I sorta started with Papertrey’s Make-it-Monday inspiration, but quickly left that color palette because I wanted more of a soft feel.

To color the butterfly, I started with a second generation of Melon Berry (I am looking forward to Sweet Blush ink this month!!). Then I added Copic markers (the ones designated by PTI as Melon Berry). I do like how it turned out.

The flourish panel is done by stamping the flourish on an A2 sized panel then trimming down (partly with my cutter, partly by hand). I didn’t want to pop that panel as I felt it was too much, so instead I placed my tape in the center of the panel leaving the edges the ability to float just a bit. I do like how that looks in real life.

My final touch was a Copic-colored rhinestone – it seemed to make the butterfly more cohesive by bridging the darker bits of the wings.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Birthday
All supplies Papertrey Inkunless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Fancy Flourishes;
Colors: Lemon, White, Spring Moss, Melon Berry, (Smokey Shadow or Chocolate for the sentiment – can’t believe I don’t remember!);
Other: Butterfly die (PTI); Markers (Copic); hinestone (Kaiser);

3 thoughts on “Birthday Butterfly

  1. Karen, why in the world would you feel intimidated!? This is a beautiful card!! I just adore it. It’s nicely balanced in design, soft color, and image.

  2. Wonderful! I just love the partially cut out flourish – really clever. And the pink butterfly with pale yellow is so pretty.

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