Wednesday, March 27, 2013

French Country Birthday Butterfly

I just bought the new French Country 6x6 paper pad from Classy Cards 'n Such and I was itching to play with these beautiful new papers. I created this birthday card using those papers.

I started with a dark brown card base and adhered strips of papers from the French Country paper pad. I stamped the sentiment (Happy Birthday stamp set from Stampavie) with dark brown ink onto the lightest colored paper. Next, I die cut some of the rustic red paper from the French Country pad with the timeless Lady Kate Edger die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and adhered it across the middle of the card.

Using the same rustic red paper, I die cut a Labels 18 frame and adhered that on the left side over the Lady Kate edger piece. With the same Labels 18 die set, I selected a smaller size and die cut the red gingham paper (also from the French Country pad). I turned the red gingham piece over (it is solid rustic red on the back) and placed the Exotic Butterfly Small die (Cheery Lynn Designs) in the center and cut out the butterfly.

To give the butterfly wings some depth, I die cut another Labels 18 (same size as the gingham piece) from dark brown cardstock and adhered it behind the gingham piece. Then I affixed the butterfly to the center of the gingham piece, making sure that I turned it over so the red side would show. Some dark brown pearls were affixed to the body of the butterfly.

The top right corner seemed to be a little empty, so I pulled out my corner dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and I die cut some dark brown cardstock with one of the Lace Corner Deco F dies (Cheery Lynn Designs). I added some glue to the back of this corner piece and pressed it down into the corner.

I love these richly colored papers in the French Country pad. It's going to be fun to create some more cards using these papers along with stamps and dies from Classy Cards 'n Such. :-)  You can use my code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order when you go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Creations #6 - the letter B (my card has butterfly, birthday, brown)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #6 - Anything Goes


Flutterby Trina said...

beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

Creative M said...

Very Beautiful card! Great Job!
Thanks for joining us at PDE "Anything Goes" Challenge.
Have a wonderful day,

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very classy card, great use choice of papers and dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

beadz said...

What a cheerful card. Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!