A butterfly card for Gran…


Today I am sharing a card I have made for my Gran’s Birthday which is in a couple of weeks.

I am linking up to the May challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here.

This is the perfect inspiration for a card for Gran. She loves butterflies and I think they are pretty great too.


Challenge #45 at Scribble and Scrap here

Anything goes

Help Yourself to a Badge


Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 311 – Bugs and Butterflies here

Here is my card

Butterfly basics 1 (512x640)

I started by inking my Tim Holtz embossing folder with SU brown sugar ink and embossing SU Kraft cardstock. Next I stamped a couple of images from Papersmooches Botanicals 1 & 2 with SU Old Olive ink using second generation stamping to get variations in colour onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock. I die cut this with Lifestyle crafts nesting circles and a base in green from my scraps using the same set of dies. I die cut butterflies from glimmer gold paper (not sure where I got this from and it lighter than normal cardstock) using SU Butterflies thinlits and SU embosslits Beautiful wings. I layered all this onto my card front along with a scrap of twill ribbon and a die cut Mpress Birdcage cut from off white glimmery paper. To finish off I added a few sequins I picked up from Trimmings and Remnants.

Here is a closer pic. I used my phone for the pics today.

butterfly basics 4 (527x640)

Thanks for stopping




14 thoughts on “A butterfly card for Gran…

  1. This is truly beautiful Vicki! Love all the elements you have put into your card – the birdcage and butterflies, the background embossing folder and the botanicals behind the butterflies! It all comes together beautifully, to create a special memory for your Gran! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique this month!

  2. So so pretty Vicki, all those wonderful embellies, I just know that your grandmother is going to adore it! Hope you have a crafty weekend planned, so glad you could join us at Scrapbook Boutique too!

  3. Thanks for sharing your card. It is great to see your take on the theme. Your background looks amazing. Thanks for playing at Scrapbook Boutique this month.

  4. Wow that embossed background looks amazing Vicki. Love the colour you’ve achieved. Lots of special elements on this that work beautifully.

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