Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Butterfly Kisses and Birthday Wishes

I needed a simple but elegant birthday card  and decided to give the Mojo Monday sketch challenge a try. 

I started off with a Whisper White 4 1/4" x 11" and folded to form a landscape card. Then cut a piece of Whistera Wonder 4 1/8" x 5 1/4" and embossed it.  A third layer was added measuring 2 1/4" x 5 3/8".  This layer hangs over the embossed layer by just a touch.  Then again another piece of Whisper White was cut 2 1/8" x 5 1/4".  I purposely punched the holes so that they appeared to fall off the white and then ran this piece though the embosser.  

Now with the base of the card done I used my SU Beautiful Wings embosslit and punched out three(3) sets of butterflies.  Folding two of the butterflies in half I then attached them to the third butterfly.  The third butterfly became the top layer.  By doing this it makes the butterfly look like it is floating on the page.  Each of them was adhered to the punched opening and accented with a pearl.  

Odd numbers are the way for decorating so I used the remaining three tiny butterflies to turn the four larger ones into a total of seven on the card front.  Added a simple "birthday wishes" and ready for the birthday girl! 
I hope you enjoy my interpretation of this sketch challenge.  


I like to hear what you think, so please leave a comment.


  1. hi Nancy, I wanted to stop by and tell you how adorable your card is, so sweet, luv the butterflies! Also, you are linked up to the Mojo Monday Blog #85...thanks for playing along with us!

    enjoy *~*

  2. hi Nancy,
    i have found your blog over mojo monday 237.
    and i will say you that you have a good talent to work with paper.

    be blessed

  3. Very pretty card, Nancy! Love the wisteria and white together.