You saw most of this in Wednesdays WOYWW post, but this is the final card after everything was put together and a little bling was added! Can’t have a card without bling now can we? Even if it is a male birthday card! The occasion is my FIL’s 76th birthday… so I hope the Time Flies connotation and the butterflies don’t make him think that time is ticking away!! The simple truth of the matter is that I just don’t have typical mens images, so I go with the flow and use what I have.
Here’s the card, it’s a 6 1/2″ by 5″ gatefold, and I haven’t made one of these in such a long time.
The yummy paper is from Prima “Breathe” 5×7 pack which I got on clearance at Michaels for $2.49! (Sorry Paula, more snagging of bargains! I got its sister pack “Sasha” for 14c !!!) On the right flap I clear embossed a little flower/weed image from Tim Holtz Flights of Fancy stamp set and then sponged round it a bit with Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo, not sure if this works or not but I didn’t want the panel to be bare when the card was open.
The lovely image is Time Flies from Inkadinkado, a wood mounted collage stamp, which I embossed in brown on to cream card stock. I then stamped and embossed a second large butterfly to act as a focal point, and coloured it in with Whispers markers and Crystal Stickles. It’s central body is the only bit stuck down which allowed me to curl the wings up a little bit for some dimension, and I added little gems along the body too. The panel was roughly torn in to shape and then DI Vintage Photo was applied to the edges.
I added a few more gems to the corners on the left panel and a little bit of chocolate organza ribbon to the right panel. On the inside I stamped the flower/weed from Flights of Fancy along with a few butterflies, a Happy Birthday sentiment stamp and a little scrap of the Prima paper.
I’m entering this card in to the following challenges:
Elephantastic Cards & Crafts Challenge Blog is a brand new challenge and this is their first week, they have an open theme.
Caardvarks want to see a Birthday Card.
- Card: The Paper Company
- DP: Prima Breathe collection
- Stamps: Inkadinkado Time Flies ~ Tim Holtz Flights of Fancy ~ Hampton G Sentiment
- Inks: Memento Sahara Sand & Brilliance Copper ~ DI Spiced Marmalade & Vintage Photo ~ Versamark
- Embellies: Ribbon & embossing powder from JoAnns ~ Gems from Michaels ~ Crystal Stickles
- Tools: Whispers Markers ~ Heat gun ~ Scorpal