Thursday, 17 July 2008

Butterfly birthday card

I got this stamp a while ago and have been waiting for a good time to use it. (That makes it sounds like there is ever a bad time to use a stamp!) I wanted to make a special birthday card for a very special person, and this butterfly stamp just leaped off the shelf into my hands. (And no, DH, that's metaphorically speaking, not a comment on my teetery piles of stamping gear...)

I stamped the butterflies in chocolate chip craft ink and embossed with Espresso embossing powder. It's a lovely soft brown. My new favourite ep! The image was painted with a variety of colours of twinkling H20's and accented with stickles. I did layered butterflies for depth. The image is mounted on a couple of colours of cardstock and the card base is textured Soft Sky, stamped with one of Heather's nice scroll stamps (in creamy brown chalk ink). I accented with some espresso acrylic paint in the corners, just to frame it. Inside the card it says, "May every part of your birthday have happy in it."

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Stamps: The Artful Stamper, Heather's Stamping Haven; Ink: chocolate chip craft ink, creamy brown chalk ink - Colorbox; paper: watercolour, elegant eggplant, close to cocoa, textured soft sky; Other: twinkling H20's, stickles, espresso acrylic paint - Adirondack/Ranger.


  1. Very pretty, I like your butterflies. Joan

  2. 夫人,你做的真漂亮!不知你能否看懂中文!

  3. This is a beautiful card! I just bought some Twinkling h20's and can't wait to try them!