Monday, September 19, 2011

Birthday Butterflies


Today was my last day of holidays and I was determined to make another card with some more of my new toys.

I used the brilliant sketch at Freshly Made Sketches again. I have only just made their deadline, but I loved it so much I wanted to try it again.  Thanks for a great sketch Lesley, I’m sure it is one I will use often.

I am also entering this card into the challenge at The Paper Players this week.  It is a Clean and Simple challenge to use animals or plants and I’ve used both!

My Razzleberry Foliage card got a “Cut Above Award” from The Paper Players last week.  It was a real honour to have been chosen. Thanks so much for all your kind comments :)




I used the emboss resist technique again on this card with Pool Party ink and I white embossed the flower from Just Believe.  The butterflies were stamped onto pool party and so saffron card using stazon and then cut out.


Ingredients :

Stamps : perfectly penned, kindness matters, just believe

Card : pool party, white, crumb cake, so saffron

Ink : stazon, versamark, pool party, crumb cake

Other : square punch, glue dots, white embossing powder


This card is using more of my new birthday goodies.  Didn’t I do well this year!  My daughter bought me the butterfly which is from a set called Kindness Matters.  I already own a lot of butterflies, because I love them, but this one is my new favourite :)

The Perfectly Penned was actually a present I bought for myself, because, well, I just had to have it :)



  1. Wow ... more birthday goodies... I so agree, you have done very well this year!
    Love this card ... soft, fresh, simple serenity! Love the embossed flowers, what a great focal image and of course the gorgeous butterflies only add to the serene beauty!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  2. Good morning Kathy!! Have a great first week back to work! Love your creation here, the emboss resist with the butterflies is stunning! Love the Pool Party hue too! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and the Paper Players!
    Lesley :D

  3. Kathy, this is AWESOME! I love how pretty the emboss resist looks with Just Believe and those butterflies are the perfect accent. Super awesome card! Thanks for playing with us again! :)

  4. Beautiful, Kathy! I love the emboss resist flowers! The pair of butterflies are the eye candy! Thanks for sharing with us a second time this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. So pretty! The emboss resist technique works beautifully here! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Congrats on last week's win, this card looks fabulous as well. Love the embossed flowers, and the butterflies are just so pretty. Beautiful card! Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week!

  7. Beautiful - I love that embossed resist panel. The flagged sentiment is just perfect as well!

  8. Another gorgeous card! I love the colors, the embossing and that sentiment. They all work fabulously together. Thanks for joining us again this week at the Paper Players!

  9. Another gorgeous card Kathy! Love the emboss resist technique with this stamp set and the colors are lovely together! Thank you so much for joining The Paper Players again!

  10. Fabulous card and the emboss resist looks so soft and lovely. I too love Kindness Matters and it is quickly becoming a favorite. I love the colors you used for the butterflies. They perfectly set off the main image. Fabulous job. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players CAS challenge this week!

  11. your emboss resist is amazing! love it.


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