Saturday, June 9, 2012

Old, New Borrowed and Cool Birthday Card

Lately I feel like a scrapbooker who makes card. Next to December, when I made 80 Christmas cards, May and June is the biggest card-making season for me. Between birthdays, anniversaries, confirmations and graduations, I am in a card-making frenzy! Today, I have a card that fits Kelly Goree's Old, New, Borrowed and Cool challenge. This card uses an old Hero Arts butterfly stamp (one of the first I bought and still a favorite) a new background stamp, a borrowed design from a sketch I found on the Hero Arts blog, and some very cool bling. Here it is:
I started with a standard sized card base and four of my favorite patterns from the 6x6 pad of Basic Grey's Out of Print. I created the background pattern on the striated pink paper using a Hero Arts background stamp, VersaMark ink, white embossing powder and my heat tool. I adhered this piece and a coordinating pattern to the front of my card. Next, I stamped the banner and cut it out. I masked half of the sentiment so that I would have a clean spot to place my butterfly. I stamped the butterfly, cut it out and filled in all of the openings on the wings with Diamond Stickles. After adding the butterfly with foam adhesive, I felt the card needed a little something extra so I added some rhinestones to the banner and rounded the corners. Here's a closer look:
Cardstock (Not shown): Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White);
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Out of Print);
Stamps: Hero Arts (Flower Dot Pattern; Calico Borders);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Versamark;
Misc: Zing embossing powder (white); Diamond Stickles; Recollections rhinestones; EK Success Corner Rounder.


Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is beautiful! I love the combination of patterns, the sparkle, the sketch.. the banner with the bling and of course that gorgeous butterfly!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so cute, Linda! The papers are very pretty, and I love the banner that separates the two patterns. Your sparkly butterfly is ultra-sweet!

gRiSeL™ said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I know your sister will LOVE a birthday card using that stamp set (Eiffel Tower & Postcard). Have a lovely weekend!