Saturday, November 14, 2009

Butterfly Birthday Wishes






Today I wanted to participate in the "Just Us Girls" Technique Challenge.  Today is Dana's birthday and the challenge is to make her a birthday card using dry embossing.  As most of you know, I love to include dry embossing on my cards for texture.  I posted a tutorial here on this double dry embossing technique and decided I would use it again for this challenge.  This time I made a 5.5 inch square card.  My good friend Pam (Stampin' Pam) made a card using this technique using the Happy Birthday embossing folder you should check out here.

I used two Gina K Designs stamp sets.  The butterfly is from Gina's "Take Flight" and the greeting is from Nina's "Elegant Post".  The butterfly was black embossed and colored with Copic markers.  Some glitter was added to glitz it up.  The image was cut out.

To create the embossed background I used the SU Finial Press Sizzix embossing folder and a square opening wooden frame.  Birthday Wishes was stamped at the bottom of the un-embossed frame then the butterfly attached with some dimensional tape.  A Martha Stewart border punch was used for the lattice border.  A narrow stip of purple CS was added between the embossing and the border.  A Prima flower was added as well as some lavender rhinestones to complete the card.

Happy Birthday Dana.

13 comments:

Kristin Bueter said...

WOW! This is perfectly STUNNING, Selma! I love the lacy border, that cute flower and the BEAUTIFUL butterfly with the rhinestone flutter trail! BEAUTIFUL work, my dear!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this weekend, and for unknowingly providing a double embossing tutorial via Pam ;] Hope to see you again next weekend for our color challenge hosted by Lisa!

craftieodamae said...

Simply beautiful!!! You inspire me so much!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Selma this is SO BEAUTIFUL! Loving the double embossing, and the butterfly and rhinestones...right after my own heart! very well put together. Thanks for playing along with the JUGS challenge, hope we'll see you back next week!

Brenda said...

Awesome Selma! I love all the fabulous detail and colors, well I just love it!
hugs,
Brenda

Stampin' Pam said...

Selma Selma Selma - ROCK ON woman - this is perfect for this challenge - Love Love Love the double embossing! SO beautiful. I adore the rhinestone butterfly trail and the punched border is a lovely accent to the card. I know Dana will be pleased as punch with this thoughtful AND gorgeous card. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls. Hope to see you again next week you busy lady!

Patti said...

You've done it again GF! This is amazing! Love the butterfly! Your lattice border is the perfect touch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very beautiful card Selma! I love your multi-colored butterfly with the touch of bling! Your dry embossing looks magnificent! Thank you for playing along with JUGS - Hopefully you will join us next Saturday for a fun color challenge!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh wow....this is really beautiful! I love all the feminine touches about it and the colors are lovely.

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma, this card is breathtaking!!! I actually said, WOW out loud when I saw it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creation!

Lisa Kind said...

This is gorgeous! Love the butterfly and the trail of crystals! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing our JUGs challenge!

Andrea M said...

Such a pretty butterfly - wow! What a gorgeous card :) Great take on the technique challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

Pretty card! Love the butterfly and the trailing sequins!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love the embossing!!! and your use of punches is always the best! this is a winner card GF!

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