Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Birthday

Don't you just love it when a picture of a card in your head comes together perfectly in reality, without a hitch? Well that's exactly what happened with the card in this post!

Happy Birthday

I knew I wanted to use kraft to go for this week's CAS-Tastic Wednesday Challenge and somehow unconsciously I made it similar to the sketch for this week from Card Positioning Systems. I'm too late for the CAS-tastic challenge, unfortunately. Inspiration didn't hit until yesterday afternoon.

I adhered the ribbon by running my tape running along the length of it on a scrap piece of paper and tucked the edges behind the white layer. The antennae of the butterfly was drawn on the white layer with pencil first and then with my black Artline pen. I popped the butterfly up with foam tape to give it some dimension.

Size of card: 4" square

Card/paper - 300gsm recycled brown card, Quill white cardstock
Stamp - "Winged Friends" DigiKit by Hero Arts, Hero Arts "Classic Sentiments"
Ink - Printer, Versacolor "Pinecone"
Extra - American Crafts Ribbon
Tools - Fiskars paper trimmer, Helmar tape runner, Cre8tive spring scissors, Black Artline pen

Challenges: CWC011 / CPS175 / Moxie Fab World: Classy and Elegant


  1. This is just beautiful. I really like the white space that surrounds your butterfly, as well as the hand drawn elements.

  2. This is so clean...I love your sense of design...
    what a way to make your b-fly the focal point.

  3. oh jess! this is just gorgeous! i just LOVE your CAS style!!

  4. oh I am a big fan of kraft I reckon I use it on 80% of my cards these days. Love the way you popped that magnificent butterfly, it's fantastic! xx

  5. This is very pretty! I love the muted colors and that pretty butterfly! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!


  6. Hey Jess! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Classy & Elegant Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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