This weekend is my step-dad's mom's birthday and I wanted to make a card for her since she is always so supportive of my hand-made cards :)
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This card was SUPER DUPER fun to make, I will tell you why when I get down there ;)
The purple paper in the background is a Recollections pack I bought in like 2005. It was my very first paper stack when I started scrapbooking and I still haven't used it all up! The pink paper is from Echo Park Country Drive. I used Recollection glitter flowers, a button also from michaels, and Lilac twine from the twinery. My doily was sold in a pack of 30 at Joanns for like 4 dollars I think, they are sooo delicate :) The little butterfly is 2 different size MS butterfly punches and the big butterfly is from the Serenade cricut cartridge cut at 2.75"
I stamped my sentiment with a stamp pad that has different colors in rows and it came out really light but I like how delicate it looks with the delicacy of the doily. I stacked the different size butterflies on top of each other in alternating colors and the second butterflies wings are not glued down so she could fly away :)
**THIS IS WHY THIS CARD WAS SO FUN!**
I used Amy's tutorial HERE on how to make your own wiggle wire, except she used floral wire and I just used her other idea where she used to take the springs out of her clicky pens. I just recently threw 2 empty clicky pens away so I dug in my craft garbage and got them out! THATS RECYCLING! :) Make sure you visit her blog and check out her tutorial!! She is having a challenge right now (which I am entering) to use a wiggle wire and there are prizes!! :)
I inked her edges with white and embossed her wings with the swirls folder by cuttlebug, I used the debossed side on top. I also stickled her body :)
This is the inside of my card. I used matching papers and cut 2 strips with the MS doily lace edge punch for the accents and punched out matching butterflies as well :)
I hope you like it!!
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