A 'Happy Birthday' Card...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hello there!  I was a afraid I'd struggle to make a card this morning since I'd had such a long break over the weekend.  I was pleasantly surprised how easily this card came together.  This card uses the current challenge from Embellish Magazine.  The challenge was to use kraft, black, and green as your colors and your card must include butterflies.

Here's a close-up so you can see how I wrapped the ribbon above the oval.  Click on the picture to see it larger.
The green oval edges are sponged with black ink and the edges of the kraft layer are sponged in green ink.

I hope you all had a wonderfully long and relaxing weekend!  Thanks so much for visiting me today!!!

{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Communique Sentiments, Text Style (Papertrey Ink)
Card Stock: True Black, Ripe Avocado, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Basic Black, Old Olive (SU)
Accessories: Silver Pearls (Michaels), Black Grosgrain Ribbon (Offray), Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Glue Dots, Foam Dimensionals
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Monika Reeck June 1, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

Dana your butterfly card is so elegant..love that color combination on your card...good luck with the challenge....I am just joining the challenge from Embellish Magazine too...would you mind to see my Blog?Many thanks before,hugs, Monika

Hannah | Cards Magazine June 1, 2010 at 11:23 PM  

Love that little butterfly detail!

Bonita Rose June 2, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

beautiful entry Dana.. this could be for our CAS TASTIC focus on sentiments this week too! Great card!

Karen B. June 2, 2010 at 8:07 PM  

Very beautiful and striking. Thanks for joining us at CAS-Tastic this week!

Michele Gross June 5, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

Gorgeous! Love the strength of the black paired with the softness of the butterfly :) Great card!

Ashley Cannon Newell June 7, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

Such a beautiful design! Thanks for joining the Embellish Butterflies Color Challenge!

Angie Cortes June 8, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

Gorgeous Dana!! Such a striking color combo and I LOVE the ribbon treatment! Thanks for playing along at CAS-tastic Wednesday!!

Jess June 9, 2010 at 6:47 AM  

This is beautiful! Congrats on being in the top five!!! :)

Ann June 9, 2010 at 8:55 AM  

Just gorgeous!

Laural-Lee June 9, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

Congrats on your win. Simply divine!!!

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