Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Happy Birthday girl!...

Hello there chaps and chapettes!

Today is my colleagues birthday - yipee!!  She started at work the same time as me a few weeks ago so we're fellow newbies ;)

Now, I know she LOVES owls...I mean LOVES owls.  Unfortunately for her I don't have anything owl-related, but I kept the animal theme and hopefully she'll like her card anyway :)

This card is for The Card Concept challenge #7 too, where the theme is - Butterfly.  I'm really not sure which category my card falls into this time>  Maybe Clean and Simple, maybe Clean and Layered, maybe even Clean and Graphic?!  Ok, so the graphic one might be pushing it a bit!

It's also kind of based on the CAS(E) This Sketch layout from last week (#70) - I really liked it!

I finally own a butterfly stamp!!  Woohoo!!  I got this one in the awesome set that came with the last issue of Get Stamping magazine - it's beautiful!!  I heat embossed it in WOW! Ebony powder and then used Distress Inks to blend the colours, I think they're kinda pretty ;)  I also used some new-to-me WOW! embossing powder for the sentiment - it's Calypso glitter powder and it is STUNNING!!  It has a lovely sparkle in real life and I'm loving it!!

So this is happy birthday to Jade, I hope you have a great day!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by y'all!  ;)

Card:     Paper Mill Direct - Black, White
Stamps: Verve - Hope Blooms; Clear Impressions - Cherry Blossom
Ink:        VersaMark
Other:    WOW! - Ebony, Calypso Glitter e/p; Craft Concepts - Cottage Floral e/f; rhinestones


  1. Absolutely beautiful Sian!

  2. This is stunning Sian. I love the colours of the butterflies and they go so well with the embossing :)

  3. How could she not like a gorgeous card like that? It's so pretty!

  4. Such a lovely card Sian, the butterflies really stand out on the cream background.

  5. I am thinking you should have gotten a butterfly stamp sooner...you have really outdone yourself! Love the beautiful colors, it really reminds me of a beautiful stained glass window.

  6. Sian, you definitely need to add more butterflies to your collection, because you work absolute stunning magic with them! These two are total gorgeous, and paired with the cream background and 'calypso' sentiment, you've induced swooning! Clean, layered and luscious! I know Jade loves this, as do I!! And aren't you the gem for celebrating your new friend's birthday with such a beautiful work of art! Fabulous!! Hugs~c

  7. This is so pretty! I'm sure your coworker will be delighted with this card! And what a perfect way to christen the new butterfly stamp! Really pretty. Bev

  8. This is really pretty the effect of the embossing powder over the blended colours creates a stunning effect hugs Nikki

  9. Congrats on joining the WOW team too :)

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! The butterfly image is divine! What a sweet treat to find accompanying the magazine!

    Beauitfu flawless blending of the ink colors and a perfectly balanced design! I love where you placed your sentiment...effective without stealing the limelight away from the pretty winged beauties! Thanks so much for choosing to share your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

  11. Gorgeous and so perfect!
    Loving the butterflies and the texture is fab. Congrats on the WOW DT position, looking forward to seeing more of your creations Karen x

  12. Gorgeous butterflies - great take on the sketch, too! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!

  13. Love the background and those butterflies are GORGEOUS!

  14. Hey, Sian, I enjoyed catching up with you! Sorry I've been busy with schtuff and unable to get around Blogland as much. This card is stunning! You do butterflies as well as you do any other image - perfectly!! Hope you are well and Happy Easter! Hugs, Darnell


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