Upcoming Classes

Thursday 9th June: 10.00-12.30: Cardmaking.. cards for men using the Plane & Simple stamp set.
Thursday 23rd June: 9.30-12.30: Scrapbooking.. we'll be continuing with our 8"x8" mini book, theme: Book of Me!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Inspired by... a sparkly birthday card

I tend to hoard my birthday cards for years.. especially those ones which have a design I love (thinking 'I'll make something like that one day..'). Well, last night I actually did!

Here's the card I was inspired by...

And here's my interpretation...

Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Fun & Fast Notes (for the sentiment), Bird On A Branch (for the flowers on the butterfly)
Punches - SU! Butterfly (trimmed to change its shape slightly) and a tiny non-SU! butterfly
Cardstock - Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink - Versamark
Embossing Powder - Stampin' Emboss Black
Glitter - Pink (non-SU magazine freebie)
Sequins and black adhesive pearls - from stash

The swirl was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. I used my new (and fantastic!) Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the swirl exactly where I wanted it.

The panel was layered on to Rose Red cardstock and again on to an A6 folded card of Whisper White.

I punched the butterfly from Rose Red card, folded and trimmed it a little, before adding the stamped flowers and a little glitter.

I added some iridescent flower sequins and some glitter glue for a bit of sparkle. :o)

One thing I learned... I need an Embossing Buddy! This is an anti-static thingie that you rub across your paper before embossing to stop the powder sticking where you don't want it to. Add it to my list...

Thanks for reading!

Sarah x


nerllybird said...

This is really pretty, Sarah, I loved the little card you sent with the punch, too! And I need one of those embossing bags, as well!

Helen said...

lovely cards Sarah, I like your new blog too!

Pat said...

Fab cards Sarah. The Baroque Motif flourish is so versatile!