Thursday, February 9, 2012

Glistening Birthday Card...

Hey Ya'll,
Well, I finally had time to play with the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge and thought I would share this card on my design spot at The Bug Bytes!  This was a really fun card to put together.  It's a little thicker than I expected, but it turned out so pretty that I thought it deserved finishing the way it was.  Hee! Hee!
 I used my favorite paper for this card from DCWV.  The Black Currant Stack is just beautiful!  I also used Paper Trimmings for the butterfly and the butterfly doily.  I used CTMH Art Philosophy for the Happy Birthday stamp and the label shape on the bottom.  I cut both layers of the doily with papers from the stack.  I cut the butterfly base layer with translucent paper by Recollections (love the way this stuff cuts... much better than most vellum.) and then cut the detailed layer from purple stock from this paper stack.  For the center of the butterfly, I used a black marker.  When it was put together, I covered the detail layer with stickles and the center with glossy accents.
 I used the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge for the rosette.  I cut the shape to the size that it called for in the book.  I cut 6 of them.  The hash marks that the machine makes when cutting made it so much easier to fold.  The next time, I will cut this smaller so that it doesn't stand quite so tall on the card.  It's gonna take a 1" thick box for this one.  Hee! Hee!  I put together the 6 pieces with scrappy glue after it was folded and then clipped it with a large binder clip to dry.  Then glued them into a loop and made the rosette.  For the bottom label, I cut them at a height of 2.50.  I used 3D adhesive to make the border stand out more.
I used a black card base.  I also cut a smaller butterfly and added it to the inside.  The card and all mats are inked with black ink.  Overall, I was very pleased with the way it turned out.  I hope you all like it.  Thanks so much for visiting today!  We would love to know what you think of it too!  Be sure to hop over to The Bug Bytes and see all of the wonderful projects that amazing design team have been working on!

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty!!! That is a beautiful stack of paper - and I love the vellum for the butterfly!

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  2. Wow I love the way this turned out. Love the silver/glitter/stickles. They add such a whinsy feeling. TFS

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  3. BEAUTIFUL! What lovely colors and fabulous design!

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  4. Wow! This is really gorgeous! Your cards are spectacular! I love every one of them :)

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  5. Amazing Bobby! I love the colors you used. That butterfly is just gorgeous. Using that translucent paper was a brilliant idea. That rosette is beautiful and I just love how you put that gorgeous butterfly on the inside. I will have to get this stack.

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  6. Bobby this card is just GORGEOUS! You used one of my favorite stacks! Such pretty paper nad your talent makes for a wonderful card. Love all the detail. TFS

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  7. OK, this is just drop-dead gorgeous! The papers and all your extra details are perfect. I'm going to have to try that translucent paper. TFS

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  8. Beautifully done! You are the Queen of layering and such an inspiration. I bow to you oh crafty one. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Tami

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  9. Love this creation and those are some of my favorite papers too!
    Hugs,
    M

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful card:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  11. You used my Favorite DCWV paper! YEAHHH! Your card is GORGEOUS!!! I simply LOVE it! From the butterfly all the way to the Rosette! LOVE IT!

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  12. I really love this card! Love the colors (blk currant) and the butterflies (my fav) are perfect! Great job!!! Mimi

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  13. This card is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous!! LOVE it!! TFS! :-)

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  14. This is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Wow! Beautiful image, papers, design... everything!

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