Saturday, 30 July 2016

Butterfly and flowers featuring Kaisercraft

This card is for a very special friend.  Her birthday was last week and this card has been at various stages of completion on my desk for a number of days.  Talking with her the other day I commented "if you get your present and card before Christmas, I'm doing well".  Thankfully we have known each other for many years, and this arrangement is quite acceptable.  Her present is still a few weeks off, my Mum is knitting her a mermaid tail blanket.

OK, back to the card.  There were numerous different butterfly stamps in contention, various flowers and about 3 different sentiments.  After some final touches the card came out like this:

And this was the inspiration, Kaisercraft's July Sketch Challenge:

My friend loves butterflies, purple and teal, so the colour scheme was easy.  Kaisercraft's Mermaid Tails Collection: See Grass, both the front an reverse sides were a perfect starting point.  The butterfly stamp is from the Kaisercraft Botanical Odyssey clear stamp set and was inked with dye inks using my MYSTI to achieve the two tone effect.  Each colour of ink was stamped individually.

Two corners of the recessed card were decorated with the following (all from Kaisercraft):
  • Mini Paper Blooms: Fairy Floss;
  • Ribbon Roses: White and Mint;
  • Paper Leaves; and
  • swirls from the Large Flourishes die.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is a Kaisercraft rub on, and whole card was gently splattered with Kaiser Mist: Winter Grey.

I am entering this card into the Kaisercraft July Challenge, and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add Some Texture.

Thanks for stopping by

1 comment:

  1. Your card is beautiful, Sarah. I'm sure your friend will agree, it's well worth the wait to receive such a gorgeous card. Thanks you for sharing your talents with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥