My SIL"s (the one that was in the really bad accident where she lost her husband) birthday was yesterday and I had to come up with something really special for her and here it is:
My inspiration for this card came from a wonderful card maker at Splitcoast Stampers, named Cathleen....I often get my inspiration from her. You can see her card here and she has a link there to a tutorial. For those of you that might be a member of the MTC Forum, they had a challenge for these and "CaseysAngel" (Christy) has made this video (YouTube) showing how to make them. My SIL loves gardenias, so I made a couple just for this card and wanted them to be the main focal point. The butterfly was designed by me in the Pazzles Inspiration Pro software and I used Funtime 2009 to cut it out with my Craft Robo. I also cut all of the leaves with my Craft Robo using some Silhouette cutting files. The tiny white flowers were cut using my new Martha Stewart "Hydrangea" craft punch. The sentiment was computer generated. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and by the way Merrylene loved her card!!!
Finished Card Size: 8 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Wild Asparagus Lt. Pink Floral" #WA2027, Bazzill, Strathmore "Pink Pastel Vellum"
Ink: Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark" (on part of the leaves)
Tools: Craft Robo
Accessories: Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" border punch and "Hydrangea" craft punch, MarRichards "Crystal Sticers Pearls" (env. flap), Recollections "Pearl Stickers" (on butterfly body), Stamp-n-Stuff "Star Dust Transparent" embossing powder (on part of the leaves), Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Aged Mahogany" (base layer of butterfly), "Crystal" Stickles (center of tiny white flowers)