Beautiful butterflies for a brilliant birthday

embossed butterfly close up

Today is my friend and downline, Jan’s birthday. Happy Birthday Jan! Hope that you have a lovely day.

Obviously as a master crafter herself, I have to really up my game when I create Jan’s birthday card! Here goes.

embossed butterfly card

Stamp sets: Something to Celebrate (W121897 or C121955), Texture (116685)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (121685), Chocolate Chip (108599), Very Vanilla (106550), Vellum Card (106584)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Crumb Cake (121030), So Saffron (105213), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Tangerine Tango (111834), Versamark (102283), Champagne Gold Shimmer Paint (116806)
DSP: Sweet and Sour Specialty (117390)
Punch: Scallop Circle (119854)
Bigz Die: Top Note (113463), Beautiful Butterflies (114507)
Sizzlits Die: Little Leaves (114511)
Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper (120175)
Other: Gold Brads (104337), Basic Pearls (119247), Clear EP (101428)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Heat Tool (110197), Jumbo Handle (103661), Sponge Dauber (102892), Paper Piercer (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Brayer (102395)

Some of the highlights: a die cut Top Note of Very Vanilla was first stamped with the sentiment and then rolled with the Texture Wheel using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear EP. The edges of the card, mat and Top Note were sponged with Chocolate Chip ink then the Top Note was further sponged with Crumb Cake  and So Saffron ink, working from the outside inwards. Two butterflies were die cut from Vellum card and one was brayered with Tangerine Tango. The other was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper and then brayered on the reverse with Pumpkin Pie so that the embossing pops. After layering the butterflies together with glue dots, basic pearls were added as the body. I’ll post a tutorial for the flower just as soon as I can get to it.


The inside was kept quite simple.

butterfly card insert
Stamp sets: All a Flutter (W118284), Crazy for Cupcakes (sentiment) (W111618)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (106550)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Crumb Cake (121030)


Please pop back tomorrow and I’ll share the gift wrap that I created for Jan’s present.

Off now to the August Technique class.

Sara xx

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3 responses to “Beautiful butterflies for a brilliant birthday

  1. This is just gorgeous Sara, I love that butterfly.

  2. Love the velum butterfly….would love a masterclass if we could arrange it in Sept/Oct

  3. Master crafter(?) The card is absolutely stunning in real life.
    Thank you Sara! Having a great day so far , sat in a motorbike shop – I know how to have a good time me!!! Jan x

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