Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Birthday Butterflies

My neighbor turned fifteen yesterday, and this is the card  made for her.  I tried several things, but ran out of time and ended up with this.

The butterflies are punched out of vellum with a Martha Stewart punch.  I ran them through my Xyron and covered them with glitter.  They have pearl bodies and are mounted on Pop Dot pieces.  The border is also a Martha Stewart punch.  I put a thin strip of green under the leaves.  The flower centers are pearls which I colored with a yellow Sharpie marker.  I scored a couple lines with my Scor-Pal and sponged the edges with Stampin' Up!'s Bliss Blue.  The sentiment is from SU!'s Sincere Salutations, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder.

Edited to add:  This qualifies for "Flutter-By Wednesday," too.  The challenge this week is to use a butterfly, angel or fairy on your card.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!

13 comments:

Sue Nelson said...

Oh Lynette!
This is just so YOU!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
Sue

Freshwater said...

LOVE the simplicity of this card - what a great use of P&P - Punches and Pearls! Your work is an inspiration!
Stephanie

Mary said...

The buterflies are so pretty Lynette. I alos love the border from MS that you used. This is a perfect card for anyone from teens to my age. Oh and older. :0

Mary

klarcher said...

Just plain gorgeous

Kay M said...

WOW! This is so cute and I love, love, love those butterflies!!!!!

Deb said...

This is so beautiful! I just love the color tucked behind the punched edge with those pretty pearl centers! Lovely sparkly butterflies!

Leigh said...

Pretty card Lynette. Love those glittery butterflies.

Danni said...

Just gorgeous! I love all the sparkle!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Lynette. She will love it.. I am so ready for butterflies and spring. I have never tried to color with sharpies.. My hubby works for the company that makes them so I have a few..:)

Michele Boyer said...

Ohhhhhh, so crisp and clean and springy!! I love that little daisy border!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness, the butterflies are beautiful! You made them so special with all the sparkle and the pearls. The flower border punch is just too darling. That's one I'd love to have. I think your card is perfect for a 15 year old girl!

Nancy said...

I love the sparkle on this card!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!

Smriti said...

Love those butterflies!