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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Blue Butterfly Card on Wednesday

Blue Butterfly Birthday Card

I made this very quickly today, for a friend's birthday tomorrow.
I just hope that the Australia Post Express option of next day delivery is successful....

I am still experiencing a lot of pain due to back operation 12 weeks and subsequent
fall 2 weeks ago so i made this card as quickly as possible.
I find sitting very uncomfortable, so was up and down like a yo-yo to take the pressure off my back. Took me about 3 hrs, which included lunch and exercises. 
Anyhow just the fact that i actually made something creative is very up-lifting.
After 9 months since I have sewn and weeks since I have made a card I feel so happy.
You know what it's like...this constant need to create?
I know I'm not alone in feeling like this. 

So after I decided to bite the bullet and make the card, the next thought was to keep it simple.
As usual no layout to follow, just my own concept so this invariably adds time
as I always make my cards up as I go. 
Blue decided on immediately as it's Jenny's favourite colour.
Then a quick punched, stamped and embossed butterfly.
A quick Cuttlebug circle diecut.
Some border puched strips butted up together through the centre and
a black and white spot ribbon to cover the join.
Four corners of card stamped with flourish in light blue.
Birthday sentiment stamped and embossed.
Butterfly painted with irridescent solution and attached with a pretty blue pearl and silver brad.
Pearl bling added to each corner flourish.
Border punched edges inked and touched up with pearl metallic chalk.

The inside friend sentiment is new and I really like it.
I think it will get quite a bit of use.


  1. Cute card...I betcha she will love it! Hope your back gets better soon...

  2. Very nice..feel better soon.

  3. You had made such an very best birthday card for your friend. The front page of this card with the blue butterfly was looking fabulous. Nice work.