I created this card for a friend at work with an upcoming birthday. I was thinking "simple, easy to mail," but I got carried away. First it was the flowers, then the butterfly. Okay, now I need to add some beads to the butterfly. Oh, and decorate the inside of the card. So, now it is not so easy to mail, but I love it anyway.
The stamps are Magnolia Farmer Tilda and Hay Bail colored with Copics. The solid paper is Stampin' Up! Not Quite Navy and Red Riding Hood (I just love this red). The background papers are more of my stash, so I have no idea who the manufacturer is (you will hear that a lot as I have a big stash).
The flowers are Prima's. I added Crystal Effects to the center of the flowers, but did not like them clear, so I added a little color on top with my Copics. The butterfly is Martha Stewart with a couple beads added for interest. I also added a few drops of Crystal Effects down the right side of the card to imitate Dew Drops.
I decided to decorate the inside of my card. I am getting a little better at remembering this added step that increases the appeal of the card so much. I covered the inside with designer paper with a little organza ribbon wrapped around. On the bottom left corner, I used my Not Quite Navy to color just the butterflies on a Tagger's Dozen (Stampin' Up!) stamp to continue the butterfly theme.
The top has an added Spellbinders butterfly to complete the butterfly theme.
Now I just have to get to the post office to mail it before her birthday.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.