Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Sarah's birthday butterflies

Good morning! No, you’re not dreaming, I’m actually posting 2 days in a row. Today I have a matching card & box to show you, which continue the butterfly theme. I made them for my friend & fab SU team member Sarah’s (of Sarah’s Stamping Style) birthday last month. I was tempted to use Sarah’s favourite colour melon mambo, but I remembered I’d made her a melon package at Christmas (note to self – I haven’t shown this either!), so decided to try something different, which I hope she liked too. Anyhoo, here’s the finished card...
The colours are a combination of marina mist, bashful blue, certainly celery, with just a touch of razzleberry. My big shot got a work-out cutting the ‘Beautiful Butterflies’ & Beautiful Wings’ butterflies & embossing the bashful blue card with the ‘Elegant Lines’ embossing folder.  So quick & easy to do, but I get such a kick every time I do it. The layout was inspired by the Inkspirations challenge 67 sketch – I just changed a couple of details.
Here’s a closer look at the main butterfly, which I think looks sooo pretty. Just a couple of notes – the itty bitty button is backed with a little razzleberry DSP & the antennae are made with linen thread.
...& the inside (which has a punched brand new decorative label to cover up a verrrry crooked sentiment!) Oops! Don't check it S

I also got Sarah a glittery snow globe that holds photos, so I made a matching box...which I think from memory was around 9.5cm square (Sarah said yes it is, so all good!). Here it is closed...
& open!
Finally, here’s the card & box together....
Must have been taken the pic at a weird angle, as the poor card looks a little dumpy (& no-one wants that LOL). I was really please how they turned out, so hope Sarah liked them too. If you’d like more info on anything, just leave a comment or drop me a line.

Next time, I'll  have a similar card to show you - this time with a more vintage twist (well, vintage for me!) Until then, take care of one another.
Inky wishes, Di

New deal available today....on accessories!
It's Wednesday, so time for a great new deal of the week. This week is accessories, including one of my favourite ribbons & some great brads (& who doesn't love a sparkly brad! 

Check out my SU website here for all the details & contact me for more info. Enjoy!
Regular Price
Discount Price
Daffodil Delight 5/8'' (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon
Certainly Celery 3/8'' (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon
Square Fire Rhinestone Brads
Square Ice Rhinestone Brads

Stamps: Create a Cupcake (Autumn/Winter Mini)
Card/Paper: marina mist, bashful blue, certainly celery, whisper white card, Subtles Patterns DSP
Ink: marina mist ink pad
Accessories, marina mist brad (subtles pack), itty bitty buttons, linen thread, certainly celery grosgrain ribbon, razzleberry taffeta ribbon
Tools: big shot, beautiful wings embosslit, beautiful butterflies die, elegant lines embossing folder, punches – modern label, word window, decorative label (Autumn/Winter Mini)


Jodene said...

This is a stunning set Di! I am sure she loved it, who wouldn't :)
It was so great to meet you at convention and get to hang out. I hope you are all settled back in at home. I hit the ground running and haven't stopped yet. Looking forward to a day off on Friday if I don't have to work :)

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Of course I loved it! Everything you make is stunning! I'm also a sucker for a butterfly.
Your memory serves you was 9.5 cm. They are both still sitting on my buffet on display!
Looking forward to catching up on Monday. Have a good weekend.
Hugs S xx

Christine Blain said...

Oh, Di, these are absolutely beautiful! Love that colour combo, and all the delicate details. (Have I told you how thrilled I was to meet you in person at Convention???!! Forgive me if I have; my brain is still full, full, full.) I look forward to catching up again xx

H2 :) said...

Beautiful gift ensemble Di! The colour palette you have used is gorgeous (even without Melon, lol). The elegant lines e/f makes a perfect background for your butterflies. :)