Monday, May 2, 2011


Today is my friend Lee's birthday; I was really pleased with the card I made her, but I realised well after daylight had gone yesterday that I hadn't photographed it.  So, please forgive the dull indoor photography!

I have just got Stampin' Up!'s Style Beautiful stamp set ..... have had my eye on it for ages, and I just love it.  I've inked it up for the first time on this card, to create a 'flourishy' base for the butterflies.

As the card base is such a dark colour, I've used one of my favourite techniques on the inside of the card, to make it easy to hand write a message.  Stampin' Up!'s Top Note die is perfect for this - take a look:

Stamps: Style Beautiful, All A Flutter, Create A Cupcake
Card: Concord Crush, Crumb Cake, Confetti White
Ink: Crumb Cake and Concord Crush stampin' pads
Other: Blender pen, Top Note die, Word Window punch, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Antique Brad, Concord Crush stitched-poly ribbon, stamping sponge, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

Happy birthday, Lee!  Hope you like your card as much as I liked making it :)


  1. Beautiful card, I love what you have done with the butterflies. I have decided to do a few swap cards for convention and you have used the same colours. I love love love concord crush......
    See ya soon Rach.....

  2. Very elegant! I love that colour combo.

  3. Beautiful Christine, Loooove those butterfly's, and such elegant colours.

  4. Love the butterfly (I must get that stamp) and the colour combo. What a great idea to put the top note inside a coloured card, I will have to give that a try.

  5. This is lovely Christine! Love the colours. My All a Flutter stamp has had quite a work out!

  6. WOW...this is stunning elegant. Love the colours :)

  7. This card is so elegant!!!! And the interior is amazing...Thanks for leaving me some love :)

  8. Beautiful Christine. A lovely, elegant design & gorgeous colours! Love that top border with the ribbon, antique brad & embossing. Stunning! :)

  9. Ooooh aaaah I love this! The Crumb Cake ink in the background looks fabulous with that Antique Brad and I love the ric rac trim at bottom.

    Perfect card I say!


  10. Love the colour combo! Looks great