Thursday, July 5, 2012

1st July birthday

Now, you know, I have lots of kids/grandkids, etc and July is a three birthday card month. This is the first one. I have this paper pack that is 12 x 12 and I just adore it - one of those I tore apart when I got it way back when. It is lots of butterflies and just so pretty. I haven't been able to make myself use it until now! The paper is just too pretty so I decided to really showcase it and picked out my favorite two sheets. The one I liked best is the one that I fussy cut and laid raised in front of Tilda - yep, if its going to be my fav paper, its going to be my fav Tilda!! Now if you are actually reading this, you already know which Tilda this is and if you don't  - well, here's the photo


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

25 comments:

Paula said...

Fantastic card! Love the butterflies and your coloring looks wonderful.

Karen said...

Beautiful! Very creative! : )

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous! The butterflies are spectacular...

Karen

EnblogSail said...

Love your classy layout:)
Caryl

Lindy said...

Beautiful card, you do such beautiful cards and projects
Linda vantassel

Lindy said...

Beautiful card, you do such beautiful cards and projects
Linda vantassel

Lindy said...

Beautiful card, you do such beautiful cards and projects
Linda vantassel

Lindy said...

Beautiful card, you do such beautiful cards and projects
Linda vantassel

Lindy said...

Beautiful card, you do such beautiful cards and projects
Linda vantassel

Lindy said...

Beautiful card, you do such beautiful cards and projects
Linda vantassel

Lindy said...

Sorry I don't know how I got so many comments

julieprice3 said...

I love that Mariposa paper, just beautiful Barb
Hugs Julie P

Kathya said...

This is one paper pad that's been also hard for me to use so I understand you. I absolutely love how you colored that Tilda. And such a great design!

Snoopy said...

What an amazing card! I love your use of color!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet card, Barb. Tilda looks lovely and she happens to be one of my alltime favs. Gorgeous butterflies adds a special touch to your card.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Damarys said...

This card is beautiful! I love how you placed the images of the butterflies, and the use of the black background is innovative and makes a statement.

ScrappySandie said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I can see why that butterfly paper is a favorite! Gorgeous butterflies! And Tilda is colored to perfection! Love the layout with that red die cut on the side! Lovely, just lovely!
Sandie

Sheri said...

Oh Barb!! This is my favorite!! Your coloring is BEEEEEAUTIFUL!:)

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Barb. Pretty Tilda card with lovely butterflies on the front and the inside is as pretty :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Only By His Grace said...

A really beautiful card Barb. super idea with the design. lovely coloring.
Hugs Maz

Elle said...

What a beautiful card! I love the butterflies and the way you colored Tilda. Those ARE pretty papers. Thanks for the Cricut mat tip!

Laura said...

Beautiful Card!

Laura C.

Jean said...

Barb. this card is sooo beautiful! I adore the butterflies and the red on black and all the other colors in the card... a gorgeous card. and Tilda is colored so beautifully.
Hugs, Jean

Ellis said...

Gorgoeus card you made, teh fuzzy cut looks great! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Linda said...

Wow the design and the butterflies are just awesome!!!!! Love it!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!!