Embellish Butterflies Color Challenge

Friday, May 28, 2010

So, today, I've got Embellish's Butterflies Color Challenge for you all.
The card I came up with is for my sister, who just so happens to be celebrating her birthday, today.  Happy Birthday, James!
I started her card by edging a piece of green, polka dot, patterned paper, which had been punched along its left side, with a strip of black, patterned paper.  I, then, adhered them to the kraft, cardstock, card base and machine stitched a white-threaded, zig-zag stitch all around their edges before distressing them with Chamomile and Chai inks.  I, then, painted a chipboard tag with acrylic paint; distressed its edges with Chamomile and Chai inks; glittered it; and laced a sheer, kraft-colored ribbon through its top, before tying it in a thick, pretty bow.  After the tag was adhered to the card face, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment, in Basic Black ink, just below it.  A row of green buttons, laced on a length of twine, was, then, adhered just to the right of the punched, patterned paper edge.  The butterfly was stamped, in Basic Black ink, on white cardstock; distressed with Chamomile and Chai inks; glittered; hand cut out; glued, just at its center, to the chipboard tag; and embellished, at the body, with green gemstones.
Have a wonderful, Memorial Day weekend!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Something to Celebrate (SU); Butterfly Dreams (PTI) Paper: green, polka dot patterned (SU); black patterned (K&Company); kraft (Best Occasions); white (Georgia Pacific) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Chamomile & Chai (PTI) Other: chipboard tag & 2010 Sale-A-Bration punch (SU); Green Tea, acrylic paint (Delta Creative); white glitter & green gemstones (K&Company); black glitter (Doodlebug Design); green buttons (Paper Studio); twine; white thread & sewing machine; sheer, kraft-colored ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Ayana Posadas said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love it! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love the ribbon treatment! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!