Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A big hello, to all my crafty blogging friends.

Hi  Everyone, hope you are all having a happy Tuesday.  I'm back with a birthday card I made for my niece.
I have a kit I bought years ago from HSN ( or maybe it was QVC) cant't remember now. Anyway it's old and vintage looking, and I did not do any thing with it for a long time, but from time to time I pull out papers and embellishments from it and create something. So last week I pull one of the cards in a peach color and I embossed it and added some flowers and glued some papers from  K and Company. I also added a pretty diecut from an EK success punch. I took a lovely velvet ribbon,  from  a Anna Griffin collection (love all her stuff). and added it the the front bottom of the card.
                         On the inside of the card I used a technique  I learned from  StampwithBernie  on you tube. She calls it floating butterflies. You take a piece of acetate and you cut it round and round in a spiral and you paste it to the inside of the card both sides with glue dots and you add butterfly cut outs or punches. When you open the card it stretches the acetate and the butterflies look as if they are flying or floating inside the card ( real cool effect). Please view her video for a more detail look. This was my first attempt  at creating a card this way.  Please don't forget to comment (remember your comments good or bad are what keeps me growing in this craft and I welcome them all). Thanks for viewing and hugs always!

Here is the finished card ( I was happy.  It came out  good for a first  try)  making this type of card.

Here you can clearly see the spiral acetate through the front cutout  on the card.

I was trying out the spiral acetate before putting the inside papers to see if it worked  ( it did).

The inside of the  card, you can see the acetate cutout I did with the spellbinders die. I did the front of the card cutout and then used a bigger die to cut the acetate.

You can slightly see that opening the card makes the butterflies  seem a little like flying.

The card is ready and I lined and envelope with the same paper line as the card.  I purchase a matching color gift bag to put the other gifts I had purchase for her. 

I pasted a small cutt out from the inside paper and  added the stamp image.


  1. Love the butterfly/acetate idea! Will have to try that sometime! Love your embossing on the front--so pretty! The card looks like a beautiful garden! :^)

  2. Love this idea!What a Fabulous and Fun card!TFS

  3. Love the butterflies! Great card, I'm sure she will love it even more because you made it for her.
    Hugz, Z

  4. Hi there, your card is so elegant and I love the butterflies. She is going to love. Thanks for showing us how you did it.

  5. OMG! what a beautiful card and I so LOVE the butterflies floating and I'm so gonna try that technique! I'm sorry I've been MIA :) I'm off to catch up on your other fabulous projects!! Thank you so much for visiting!! Enjoy the rest of your amazing week!!

  6. love the card, will definitely need to check that technique out. Peach is not a colour i tend to use but after seeing your card will give it a go.

  7. Wow, this card is so pretty. I love how you the inside came out. Love the floating butterflies. Too cute. I too like Anna Griffin and have some of her kits that I have bought on HSN. Enjoy your days off.

  8. That is gorgeous!!! Such pretty detail and the papers and special touches you added are just perfect!


  9. Wow Wanda it came out so pretty. Im sure your niece is goin to love it especial its made from her titi. TFS

  10. Oh My - what a fabulous technique and you certainly made a beautiful card. Thanks for the detailed pictures. Your niece is a lucky girl. Love the envelope lining too!

  11. Wow, what a cool technique, and what a pretty card too! Must hop over to Youtube and look for that video!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and also for becoming my latest follower! Much appreciated. God bless you too!