Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On 2nd Thought - 3rd Birthday Butterfly Card

I have another On 2nd Thought (O2T) card today!!  This one is based on a card I saw in the current issue of the Paper Crafts Magazine by Teri Anderson (see page 59).


I was asked by a friend to make a birthday card for a little girl who will be turning three.  I was told the girl loves butterflies and the color purple.  With not much to go on, I opened my Paper Crafts Magazine that had just come in the mail to see if anything would inspire me.  I was in luck because the issue had several cards featuring butterflies.  I really loved the simplicity of Teri's card so I decided to see if I could make it work for my needs.

I used the Oh Hello Flutter SVG set from Lettering Delights.  After sizing the butterfly images in MTC, I used several papers from LD Peep Paper Pack as a texture to fill in each butterfly so I could print and cut using my Epson printer and Black Cat Cougar.  I stamped "Happy Birthday" on the card base and adhered the butterflies around the sentiment.  I used an alphabet set to stamp the number "3" next to "happy" and just wrote in the "rd" with a black sharpie pen to complete sentiment. 


Here is a closer look at how I layered and dressed up the purple butterfly.


I love butterflies too so I am sure I will be making this card layout again!!

Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - Lettering Delights Paper Pack - Peep
Sentiment - Studio G $1 Wood Stamp from Michaels and Unknown Wood Alphabet Set
Diecut Image - Lettering Delights Oh Hello Flutter SVG - Butterfly
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Corner Punch - We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper 
Accessories - Crystal Rhinestones
Black Pen - Sharpie Pen
Equipment/Software - Black Cat Cougar 24"Make-the-Cut

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