Friday, March 11, 2011

Butterfly Birthday

It's Friday and time for Blogger's Challenge. This week the theme is "Happy Birthday." I'm dedicating this post to two dear friends who have birthdays coming up very soon.
For my card all of the stamps I'm using are from Class Act Inc., Chapel Road Artstamps. My card is a little unconventional in size. It's 6 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches. I chose to leave it larger because I liked the white space around the black images. The base card is white. I used a yellow panel to contrast with the black and white theme. I dry embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder and then distressed the edges with dried mustard distress ink. The butterflies were stamped with Staz-On on glossy paper and then punched using a 1 7/8 inch  square punch. Each of the squares was matted with black.  The sentiment and poem were also stamped on glossy with Staz-On and matted on black. All of the butterfly squares were adhered to the yellow panel. The poem was adhered using dimensional foam tape.
The butterfly stamps are from the Angle Butterfly and Butterfly Square stamp sheets. The sentiments are from Butterfly Square and Birthday Abermarle.
Lisa and Gerrie, have a wonderful birthday.

13 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Great layout, love the various butterflies you used.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the quote and butterflies! Thanks for the BD wishes!

JP Card Crazy said...

Love the Buttiflies and verse. Beautiful layout!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent card, as always, Barbara. Love the butterflies and the word messages are wonderful.

Lisa Bohler said...

That layout is a perfect way to showcase those beautiful butterfly images! Wonderfully done!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always love butterflies- great layout and very nice poem/verse. Great Birthday card!

Linda Monroe said...

I like the nice texture and the font on that birthday sentiment.

Marilyn SanClemente said...

What a great spring image! I love the butterflies!

Barbara said...

Love this color combo...the black is so striking against that background. Stunning, simple...just perfect!

njburk said...

Yyou did a great job on this--I love that each butterfly is different!

Tami Black said...

This is a fabulous sentiment! The butterfly images sort of randomly stamped on each panel are awesome and work so well together -- nicely done!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty and elegant Barbara! The butterflies are just lovely peeking out! :D

Lori said...

So pretty! Love how you used different butterfly images for each panel--it adds lots of interest to your design.