May 4, 2015

Butterfly Basics Birthday

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Regular readers might recall that I love butterflies and I LOVE the Butterfly Basics stamp and die set from Stampin' Up! The card I'm sharing with you today was created for a very special friend, Jill, who celebrated her birthday last week. The inspiration for the card came from the gift I sent with it, this beautiful butterfly covered scarf...

The sheer fabric is an off-white color, so I used Very Vanilla card to mimic it and Basic Black for the base and butterfly. I know Jill loves the emboss resist technique almost as much as I do and to mimic the sheer fabric I embossed the ferns from the stamp set in Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. I know Jill also LOVES pink and while the pink on the scarf is closer to SU's Melon Mambo than Blushing Bride, I went with the latter for a more subtle look, stamping the sentiment and additional butterflies in the same ink...

The inside of the easel card was created with the same embossed detail as the front and the butterflies were added as the stopper. The finishing touch sentiment is a favorite of mine from Trust God and was stamped in Black StazOn...

Such a special card needs a matching envelope and I used the Envelope Punch Board to create it, before embossing the ferns and lightly sponging...

Jill posted the card to her blog, Ribbon Challenged, on her birthday and I have to say her photos are much better than mine! Please do stop on over.

Card: Basic Black and Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, Blushing Bride and Jet Black StazOn
Stamp sets: Butterfly Basics and Trust God
Tools and embellishments: Butterfly Thinlits dies, Butterfly punch, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stamping Sponges and Basic Rhinestones
Adhesive: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

05NSD ~ Die Cuts at HIMCR
AG at Artistic Inspirations
#144 AG at Brown Sugar Challenges

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I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.



  1. Gorgeous card, love the background and the beautiful butterfly.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Em, Beautiful card and just love that butterfly. The envelope also is fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly.
    Justyna xx

  4. Hi Em this is a gorgeous card I love using butterflies on my cards. Hugs Jackie

  5. Beautiful butterflies both on the scarf and your card which mimics the scarf design perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Beautiful card, Em. Love it's simplicity and elegance!
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  7. Beautiful - fabulous butterfly and love the envelope too! TFS

  8. Beautiful card, very elegant. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  9. Your card is remarkable, Em!! Well done! I saw it and that spectacular scarf on Jill's blog and was blown away!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Beautiful card Em - and that matching envelope is gorgeous too!!


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Em xxx