Saturday 18 June 2016

Birthday Butterfly

Today's post is to share a card I made for my long time best friend for her Birthday a little while ago.

I have also decided to enter it in the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge # 52 : Card Makers Choice.

Here is my card:

This card has been created using a few of my favourite stamp sets and dies. And my love of bright colours.

I started by cutting out the largest butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits die set on a piece of white cardstock. Using the negative image of the butterfly I was able to get a rough idea of where I wanted my splatter pattern to be so I could see most of the colours. Then using the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set I stamped the image slightly overlapping in a light green, light pink, yellow and light blue ink on a smaller piece of white cardstock. I then centred the splatter patterned cardstock underneath the cardstock with the cut out butterfly and adhered them with Snail adhesive. Then using more Snail, I adhered the card front to a yellow cardstock card base.

Using a couple of small glue dots underneath the body of the butterfly, I attached the butterfly die cut to the splattered cardstock lining it up with the butterfly cut out.

Using the same yellow ink, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the retired Label Love stamp set on some white cardstock and then punched it out with the co-ordinating Artisan Label punch. I also punched out an extra shape from the same yellow card stock as the card base, to mount underneath the sentiment. I cut the yellow punch out in half and using Snail layered it so that part stuck out at the top and bottom of the sentiment label. I then adhered the sentiment to the card front using some dimensionals to make it stand out.

Lastly to add a little bling, I found a larger clear adhesive rhinestone that I added to the body of the butterfly and 3 smaller adhesive rhinestones in matching colours of green, pink & blue for the bottom left of the card.

To fancy up the envelope I used my retired "Happy, Happy Birthday" jumbo wheel and stamped it across the flap of the envelope in yellow.

The splattered pattern behind the butterfly was inspired by a card I found via Pinterest that was created by Becky Cowley, click here to see Becky's card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card.

If you did enjoy my card, it would make my day if you left me a comment below :)


  1. What a stunning butterfly, Kirsten! I love the background behind the butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

  2. Wow!! Kristen your card is absolutely beautiful!! Love the background colors behind the butterfly die cut and how you used the negative of the die cut to create it. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

  3. Love this technique Kirsten. Its a popular one, and one I've made before. So glad you could join us here at Stamp Ink paper. Carolyn xx

    1. Thanks Carolyn :) I had a lot of fun creating this card. Must use this technique again.


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