Happy Birthday is white heat embossed. I used an edge punch on the red paper which had butterfly stuff that I just couldn't use. I don't usually use black cardstock either, but it just was perfect for this card. The only stickles on this whole card are on the little cut out butterflies. I put gems on the bodies of the fussy cut butterflies on the front of the card and also on Tilda's bow. I was going to spray Tilda's background but decided I liked it white. So I just edged it with distress. The copics I used are: E21, E18, E33, E35, E00, E11, BG72, BG09, G82, G21, R17, R14, R11, Y15, Y17, C0, C2.
This is the entire inside of the card. I cut a black dp with a double sided Martha Stewart punch and glued it over the red edge punched piece that I also used on the front. The greeting is raised on a flag kind of piece and white heat embossed. I stickled the edges so it would be noticeable that it is raised. The little butterflies are from a Hero arts set that has stamps and dies that coordinate together. I have been really checking out my cricut lately and find that I could do pretty much the same things on it . I accidentally found out something grand! I was making a scrapbook page for the two babies we added to the family in April and May and the paper I wanted to cut kept coming up off my mat. I really didn't feel like cleaning the mat and I really didn't want to bust a new one out for one little embellishment either, so I just grabbed one of those temporary adhesive tape runners. Worked like a charm and the "glue" easily rubbed off the back of the paper. You know how sometimes when you pull paper up from the mat, it curls? Well, this pulled up so easily and it did really hold it down as it was a pretty fancy cut. I plan on using that method again - will let you know if anything different results! Right now I am thrilled.
I am going to have some different things coming up besides birthday cards. My grandson is getting married in August and I want to make them an album for snapshots taken at the wedding. And I am in another tag swap - actually it is really not . Ok, you make 12 tags and send them in and this wonderful gal is putting them together into a picture- one for each person in the group. Its the yahoo group All Things Tim. I am really in love with this group. Wish I could mix up my Tilda into the group, but I am not quite sure. Now that's what I need - a steampunk Tilda and Edwin!! Hmm.. I will have to think about this one. Wish I could draw! Hope you like my card. Lots of hugs go to all of you!! Barb F