Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Too Much Time On My Hands...

Are you singing the song in your head now? Sorry about that. It's not that I really had too much time on my hands as much as I really wanted to get this card made before the idea left my head.

And I didn't want to do anymore laundry.

Did you see this cover for Martha's Wedding magazine last month?

As soon as I saw it in the store I wanted to make a card like it, and this month's Butterfly Wings seemed perfect for it.

Stamps: CTMH Butterfly Wings (March SOTM)
Inks: CTMH Black
Papers: CTMH Tulip, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Juniper, Crystal Blue, Lilac Mist, Spring Iris, Black, White Daisy

Here's a picture that shows off the sparkle.

Does anyone have tips of shooting pictures with sparkle?

It did take me quite a while to get all the butterflies cut out. They are much more complex than stars. Give me stars any day.

The butterflies are all embossed. The little ones are stamped first with Versamark, then Black before stamping on the paper. Then they're covered in clear embossing powder and heated. The larger butterfly is embossed with a Black Sparkle powder, the I colored in the wings with markers and blending pens and cut it out. I stamped a large butterfly in the middle of the card first and colored in it's wings. Then with the cut out sparkly butterfly, I only adhered it at the body. I put mini pop dots under the wings so they stand out a bit.

The hardest part was figuring out the positions of all the little butterflies around it. It may not look exactly like Martha's cake, but I really liked the way it came out.

And it's less fattening.


  1. GORGEOUS!!!!!!! :-)
    Missed you at Sue's!
    Hope you had a good weekend!

  2. All i have to say is WOWIE! i just love it!



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