Friday, August 23, 2013

Butterfly Birthday

Here is a birthday card I made - I like how this turned out! 


I started by brayering rainbow ink onto a glossy panel and then stamped a stem silhouette repeatedly.  I mounted the glossy panel on purple cardstock and affixed to the card (white card base covered with yellow cardstock).  I stamped the birthday sentiment in black and embellished with a metallic 3-D butterfly sticker and three green gems.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Stem Silhouettes (Stampin' Up!), sentiment (Studio G)
  • Ink:  Kaleidacolor Creole Spice, StazOn Jet Black
  • Cardstock:  Recollections    White Card Base:  Domtar
  • Accents:  Gems, butterfly sticker (dollar store)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Birthdays 2E #1
Brown Sugar #56 Bugs 2E #1
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
Card Crafter's Circle #89 Bright Colours 3E #1
Cards Galore August Bingo - I chose Birthday, Gems, Sentiment UE
Craft Your Passion #176 Summer Flowers 3E #2
Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party #13 Anything Goes 8E #5
Crafty Sentiments Colourful 3E #2
Digi Darla's #76 Birthday Celebrations UE
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Fab 'n' Funky You can Stick It (the butterfly is a sticker) 1E
Happy Campers #21 Use a Stamp - Rubber or Digi 3E #2
Hobbycutz #13 Create Your Own Background 3E #1
Jellypark Things that Fly 2E #1
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #13 Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
LEJ Designs #67 Nature Inspired 3E #3
Little Blue Buttons #8 Use Blings (gems or rhinestones) 4E #3
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes 3E #3
Papertake Weekly Flower Power 5E #2
Pile It On #33 No Designer Paper UE
QKR Stampede #53 Anything Goes 3E #1
Robyn's Fetish #173 Put a Frame Around It 3E #3
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only Anything Goes UE
Stampin' for the Weekend Butterflies 1E
The Crafter's Café #25 Bling and Sparkling Things (metallic butterfly, gems) 3E #2
The House that Stamps Built DCC814 Things with Wings UE
Word Art Wednesday #94 Anything Goes with uplifting sentiment 5E #4

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. I think your card turned out awesome! I brayed something awhile back and haven't used it yet! I do love that technique! Perhaps this is the inspiration I needed!

  2. Beautiful! Thank you for playing with Little Blue Button Stamps! Good luck!

  3. Your brayering is fabulous and your card is too.

    Thank you for joining us over at Papertake Weekly - I wish you the very best of luck.

    I hope you will join in the fun with us on our next challenge on Tuesday.

    Have a great weekend.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

  4. The brayered background is so striking. I love the silhouettes of the stems over top. The butterfly adds gorgeous colour and shine. Thanks for joining our summer flowers challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.

  5. I like how it turned out as well. Brayered backgrounds are striking.
    Thank you for sharing your God given talents with us by posting in this week’s challenge.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything Goes“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  7. Do you no something, Kitty, this is "AWESOME" I think this is the best yet, and you share how you achieve the result, great work, my lovely friend xxxx

  8. Your card is just gorgeous! Love the brayering, the silhouette stamping, your color palette, and the fabulous butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. another very pretty card. Thanks for playing with us at Little Blue Button stamps.


  10. Absolutely gorgeous Kitty, the brayering is superb. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck x

  11. This is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT

  12. This is a lovely card. So peaceful. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.
    Christine Dt

  13. Beautiful, i love the effect you achieved by brayering, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  14. Love the stamped silhouette and the 3d butterfly looks awesome.

    Thank you for joining our bug challenge at Brown Suger. Good luck!

  15. This is gorgeous! Love the inking and stamping! Fabulous butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W
    Crafty Sentiments
    Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

  16. Fabulous card thank you for joining in at LEJ Designs LEJ DT

  17. What a wonderful job you did with the brayering!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  18. Hey Fit Kitty, I'm here today with my DT hat on. I love what you have done with this card. Your brayering turned out beautifully. There is such an ethereal feel to the card. Thanks so much for joining us in our current challenge over at Digi Darla's. Good luck and I hope we see you again in future challenges.

    Lisa D., Digi Darla's Challenges, DT

  19. A lovely card! I really like that gradient background! Thanks for joining our summer flowers challenge this week at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week!

  20. Fantastic project! Great background!
    Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Ardilla :)

  21. gorgeous colours and scene thanks for joining us at fab n funky
    Beccy x

  22. It's beautiful! Love the gorgeous colours! I've tried using a brayer myself but it didn't turn out like yours!!! -obviously I need to practice!:) Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Hobbycutz1

  23. Lovely card!

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  24. Very pretty card. Love the butterfly and sparkle. Thanks for entering the Little Blue Button stamps challenge. tFS

  25. Gorgeous card - love the brayered background!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  26. BEAUTIFUL card!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

  27. What a pretty card! I really like the brayer technique with the silhouettes. I need to give that a try sometime. Thanks for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  28. Absolutely fantastic. Love the scenery and gorgeous colours and details. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck.Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  29. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW.