Thursday, April 24, 2014

Enjoy This Day Butterfly Card

Today I am sharing a butterfly card I am teaching in May's monthly classes. We will be playing with Susan Louise's beautiful images on  Ranger specialty paper and a fun fold called Reverse Gate Fold. To create this fold, I started with a 9 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of rust Core'dinations paper. From each side, I scored at 2 3/4" and 3 3/4" and folded to look like this:
I embossed the side panels with a Craft Concepts embossing folder and sanded the embossed butterflies. Susan Louise has a whole series of beautiful images on Ranger specialty paper that reacts with water after sponging with distress inks. I sponged Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on and then spattered water on it for the fun speckled look. After dry, I stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment on with black archival ink. I layered the butterfly piece on a black piece of cardstock punched with an ek success border punch.

 This is what the back looks like- a side embossed with Embossalicious Happy Birthday and one side left blank so I can write a note to the birthday celebrant.

I am entering this card in the Fancy Folds challenge at Love's Rubberstamps and the Anything Goes challenge at Fantastic Tuesday.

6 comments:

Nikki said...

Lovely card. Great Fancy Fold. Love the butterfly image and the embossed butterfly side panels. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

Nikki

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design, thank you so much for joining in with the the fun over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it means a lot....I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and Good Luck in the draw....
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another beautiful fancy fold card. Love the butterfly.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

fabulous make hun and ty so much for sharing with us at fan-tastic tuesday very good luck x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh I love this fold, fabulous design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Laura Lunsford said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura