Friday, August 26, 2011

Glittery Butterfly Card


Happy Friday!

Today's card came together pretty much by accident.  This isn't at all what I set out to make.  *LOL*

I am entering this into the Birthday Bash challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut.  The challenge is to make a birthday project.  
I went through looking at my usual birthday images of cupcakes and such, and nothing was inspiring me.  I happened to find this pretty butterfly on Cake Basics and decided to use it.

I cut the top layer in black, and a back layer in white.  

I took the top layer and carefully added some thick Red Line Tape all over it.  Then I dumped some loose Martha Stewart Glitter over the exposed tape.

I attached the white layer behind it and then cut away the excess tape

This would have been easier if I had a full sticky sheet to cut out as the solid butterfly, but I didn't.  You could also kiss cut a material like that so that you could remove each section separately and more easily get a variety of colors.  I'd love to try that sometime, but today I used what I had on hand.

I took the butterfly to my Martha Stewart Score Board and made lines where the wings started so I could fold them up easily.

I went with a square card base.  The corners are all rounded on a 1/2 inch setting.

I went around the edges with one of my Chomas Creations Gel Pens.

Along the bottom I used my EK Success Open Scallop punch on some pretty cardstock that is somewhat metallic looking.

I added some black satin ribbon.

The sentiment was spelled out using 2 different SP & Company stamp sets from their Mix & Match line.

Thanks so much for visiting me today :)

24 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Amber such a gorgeous butterfly!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I love all the glitter! Don't you just love when it turns out not as you imagined but even better!
Tara

Anonymous said...

Beautiful

Kimberly said...

Beautiful card, i love how you added the two colors of glitter...super fine...tfs
www.justwordz.ca

K-E Kreations said...

What a wonderful accident to have. Beautiful card Amber!

Amy said...

Well I just love that pretty sparkly butterfly- so glad you had an "accident"- it turned out great! Thanks for sharing this week at FCCB :)Amy A
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Oh my Amber,Your card is sooo BEAUTIFUL!I TOTALLY LOVE you pretty butterfly and the great color combo,As always AMAZING job my friend!!:)

Amanda said...

OMG Amber, your card is absolutely stunning!! The glitter on the wings is just perfection..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda:0)

Crooked Scrapper said...

Nice accident. Love the colors.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA...this is gorgeous. Love the shine and the pretty colors.

Missy said...

This is so pretty! What a terrific color combo, and I just love the shimmer!!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love your colors, really beautiful butterfly :)

manuela said...

Amber it's amazing...sweet colour and it's perfect!!!

Linda Kaiser said...

Beautiful as always! I love love love the glitter and the great color combo!

Amy S. said...

Very pretty card, wish I had that cartridge because that is a great way to make a glittery card. Even a xyron sticker maker is good for doing a adhesive coverage.

girlia said...

Wow!!!this is beautiful

Lisa said...

Wow, the butterfly is gorgeous, Amber! I absolutely love the colors! Beautiful card :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Pat N. said...

Your butterfly is gorgeous Amber! Great job. Stop by my blog sometime; I have a "Butterfly" award for you!--Pat N.

Kelly said...

Oh Amber, this card is beautiful. I love the color combo and the butterfly is awesome! Love all the glitter.

BugBites said...

Really pretty- TFS with us at FCCB.

ChatterScene.com said...

Very pretty card:)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great colors on this!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card Amber. This butterfly reminds me so much of the one my sis had tattooed on her ankle:) Hugs!

cricutalltime said...

wow so pretty.love the shimmer and bow.tfs