Thursday, February 26, 2009

Butterfly Flowers

I had such fun creating this card. I used punches, Twinkling H20s and Stamps Zia stamps and Flourishes stamps. I used the scalloped punch from SU to create the flowers. I trimmed the edges using a brush of Gold Dust H20 and a gold gel pen. Using Martha Stewart`s butterfly punch I created the opening into the inside panel. I also used the Martha Stewart flower punch on the top and bottom edges.

To create the flower stems I used the leaves stamps from I Love Roses from Flourishes and then hand painted the connecting stem.

To add a little stability to the front cover I added the two strips of the background paper and some butterflies. I repeated the use of the Martha Stewart punch on the sides of the inside image.The butterfly is actually a moth stamp from Stamp Zia. These stamps or made of deeply etched green rubber and make a beautifully detailed image. I stamped it using versamark and gold detail embossing powder. Since the rubber is unmounted I put two layers of craft foam under my paper when stamping to get the perfect stamped image. I used Twinkling H20s to paint this image and I am very pleased with it. I actually only used 3 different paints a Petal Pink, Garnet and Autumn Butternut. I love the way you can get so many different colors using only a few colors.
The Happy Birthday Swirl is from a Scrappy Kat sentiment stamp set I purchased at Michaels. I loved painting the image and wanted to create a card giving a peek into the inside and this is what I came up with. I love reading your comments so thanks to all who leave them and please stay in touch.


Shirley said...

Wow! How very creative with the flowers and the butterfly punch too! Beautiful!

Moni said...

Waw I love butterflies, this card is gorgeous! Hugs, Moni

Tara said...

What a pretty card Heather with lots of yummy detail. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! xx