Seriously, Jerri Jimenez's (A Touch of Grace) card, here inspired me to design this card which I'm also using for yesterday's Splitcoast Stampers Limited Supplies Challenge (LS235) where we had to include at least one butterfly as well as a money card/envelope! For those of you that have not registered at Splitcoast Stampers, you really should.....the challenges are so much fun and they really get your "mojo" going!!!
I used an Anna Griffin stamp for the bottom centerpiece of my card and also used my Pazzles Inspiration Studio software to create a mat for the image which I cut using my Pazzles Inspiration. I also designed the card base, small envelope, and the butterflies using my Pazzles Inspiration Studo software and then cut them with my Pazzles Inspiration! For the centers of my butterflies I used black crushed velvet flock. In the center of the bow I affixed an "Ivory Pearl Seal" from Micheals, but before I did I painted the pearl part of it a pink color using Making Memories acrylic paint. Another little note is that I used gold wire to make the antennae for the butterflies. Here is a photo of the inside, showing the little money envelope that I made.
I embossed the "liner" of the envelope. This was a lot of fun, plus I now have a special birthday card ready to give to someone very special!!!
Finished Card Size: A2/4.25"x5/5"
Papers: GA Pacific White CS, Westrim Crafts Black CS, Ampad Pink CS & Paper (for envelope liner) and Vellum (Pink & White)
Stamps: Anna Griffin "Flourishes" (large centerpiece) and Lotus Greeting Stamps by Amy Butler for K & Company (sentiment and stamped image)
Inks: Tsukineko VersaMark "Watermark" and Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Embossing Powder: Ranger "Queen's Gold"
Tools: Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter", Provo Craft Cuttlebug "Bow Easy" and Ranger "Heat It"
Accessories: EK Success "Morocco Lace" Border Punch, "Crystal", "Diamond" and "Golden Rod" Stickles, Making Memories "Rose Petals" acrylic paint, "Black" Doodlebug Crushed Velvet Flock", Michaels "Ivory Pearl Seals", "Petal Pink" Liquid Pearls, Recollections "Pink" Pearl Stickers, "White" Pearl Stickers by the Paper Studio, Krylon "18kt Gold Leaving Pen", Provo Craft Cuttlebug "Textile" embossing folder, Stampendous "Wild Roe Gold" Class A Peel Stickers and Offray "Wired Taffeta" Ribbon