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Friday, October 5, 2012

Card Week: Card 2 {So Lovely Pink Butterfly}

We're having a card party here at Taking Time To Create with a whole week of card posts! Read this post for more details about card week.
Butterflies and glitter, anyone? I know a few little girls who would love a card like this. I couldn't just do the purple and pink thing, though. I wanted to add a little "punch" with a little more color. What's better for some "punch" than a little orange and yellow?
It's a lighter, mellower yellow, so it doesn't overpower the pink. The orange is pretty much just orange, but I tried not to go too crazy with it. There's just a little sponge daubing for the background and the birthday sentiment is in the same orange.
Oh! And you have to have glitter! I just love how it shines along side that fun patterned paper. 

Ready to make your own?
Here's how to put this simple card together:
  • Start with your white card stock base measuring 4.25 x 5.5 inches when folded portrait style. Set aside.
  • Print out this template and cut it out. I'd print it on card stock if you're planning to use it more than once. 
  • Cut out the butterfly wings from a patterned paper. 
  • Cut out the butterfly body from a complementary color to the patterned paper. If you're going to be adding glitter, make sure you have glitter that's the same or similar color. Add your glitter to the body and then fasten the body to the butterfly wings. Set aside.
  • For the background:
    • Choose three colors of ink. I chose yellow, orange, and the same pink from the butterfly.
    • Cut a piece of white card stock measuring 3.75 x 5 inches.
    • Sponge on the inks one color at a time in a radiating pattern and starting at the center. I have yellow in the middle, orange around that, and then pink on the edges. Set aside.
  • Cut a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of card stock that complements your colors. I chose the same yellow that I used for the center of the sponge daubing. Glue to your white base.
  • Glue your background piece to that piece.
  • Glue your butterfly to the background piece. Be sure to leave enough room at the bottom for the "happy birthday" sentiment.
  • Stamp the "happy birthday sentiment under the butterfly and directly on the background piece in a complimentary color. I used the orange.
  • And you're done!

I'm linking at these great parties:

Mondays: Sweet Sharing Monday *  The Girl Creative * Destination: Cutesy Monday * What's In The Gunny Sack *  Made by you Monday*Make It Yourself Monday*Mop It Up Mondays*Make The Scene Monday*Make It Pretty Monday*
Tuesdays: Riverton Housewives Roundup *  Show Me What You Got * Tuesday Time Out  * Tasteful Tuesdays * Too Cute Tuesday*Tuesday's Treasures*Crafty TuesdayTrendy Tuesday
Wednesdays: Super Link Party * Show & Share * {Wow Me} Wednesday *From Dream To Reality*Create & Share*What I Whipped Up Wednesday*What We Wore & Made Wednesday*The Creative Spark Wednesdays* Milk & Cuddles*Made By Me Wednesdays*Adorned From Above*
Thursday: Pin'Inspirational Thursday Recipe Roundup *A Crafty Soiriee * Creative Thursday *Taylor House Thursday*Transformation Thursday*Hookin Up With HoH*Creative Juice Thursday*Live Laugh Linky Thursday* Link Party Thursday*Taking A Time Out Thursday*Eat Make Grow*
Fridays: Delicately Constructed Fridays * Flaunt It Friday * Financial Friday Link Up  *Friday Fun Party* Friday Flair*Pity Party*Frugal Friday*Friday Favorites*Weekend Craft Soiree*Weekend Warmth*One Creative Weekend
Saturdays: Strut Your Stuff Saturday * Once Upon A Weekend * Sharing Saturday * Dare To Share Saturday * Craft, Create and Inspire * A Pinteresting Party*
Sundays: Nifty Thrifty Sunday * It's Overflowing Sunday Party  * Cooking & Crafts Party

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