Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Birthdays Abound

Whew!  Another birthday card.  I have noticed there seems to be an inordinate amount of people I know who have birthdays in the winter months.  I was told it was because spring is the time for love.  Hmmm...  that could be a legitimate answer.  Anyway, I made this card for a friend of mine who also volunteers at Micah.  Her birthday is today.  I will be seeing her on Friday to give it to her.  Here is the card: (Click on the picture to see it larger)

Card Recipe: (all items SU unless otherwise noted)
Stamps:  Flores Suaves (the background stamp under the butterfly), 
               a collage stamp by Inkadinkadoo (no name).  I used one of the
               butterflies on the collage
Paper:    Attic Boutique DSP, soft suede, very vanilla
Ink:        Soft Suede (SU), Memento Timber Brown, Copics BG01, BG05
Other:    Garden Trellis Deep Edge punch (MS), Spellbinders Labels 4, 
              Very Vanilla ribbon, Pearl flowers by Memory makers,

Technique Tips:
I wanted to show you a close up of the butterfly:

      -  This is the first time in a long time that I have used my Copic markers.  I only used two colors.  The little bit of reddish purple you see is actually smeared ink from the stamped image.  I used the wrong kind of ink, but I like the effect!  I think the little pearl flowers really show off the body of the butterfly too!
     I placed Very Vanilla ribbon under the Garden Trellis punch out so that it would stand out more.  It seemed to disappear into the paper without it. 

I almost forgot, this card's layout uses the template from this week's SCS Sketch Number 370.  You can see it HERE  And last, but not least, I also based my design on someone elses card.... yes, you guessed it another Andrea Ewen creation.  You can see her card.... well, you can't see it.  I have searched and searched again to locate it on her web or in her SCS gallery and can't find it.  I had printed out a picture of it for my use and I didn't save it.  Sorry. 

That's it for me.  Have a great week.