Thursday, 10 April 2014

Butterflys and Birthdays

Hi there,

It has been a little while, I hope everyone had a great March.  We didn't get all the assignments finished, but we made a good dent in them.  I have had a bit of a creative weekend, I also made a card today for a friends 40th and a card for an adult baptism we are having at Church on Sunday.  I thought I might share these with you.

 Okay, for whats and how to's:
I took pearlised blue A4 card stock and folded it in half (using a scorer for a neat fold), I then raided my scraps and off cuts and found some lime card and beige patterned card.  I cut them to size and edged each piece with Lapislazuli pigment ink from VersaColor.  Next I used the flower tag image and the birthday sentiment from the Apothecary Art set by Stampin'up .  I coloured it with my watercolour pencils and cut it out.  Edged with the same ink I used to stamp it (Lapislazuli), I then mounted it on the leftover lime card and cut that out as well. I added a Tim Holtz flourish in silver and a Tim Holtz sentiment, ribbon, flower and pearls.

 Inside I used more lime paper and a lighter mottled beige paper.  I used another Tim Holtz sentiment with the Lapizlazuli ink and a Tim Holtz butterfly stamp with the silver ink that I stamped onto a darker blue scrap of card front and back.  I have a Martha Stewart butterfly border punch (I got this for my wedding invites) I used to cut out the top of the lime paper, and another Martha Stewart Butterfly punch (just because I think I have a slight butterfly obsession) I used to cut out the silver butterfly. 

Now for the second card....
I found the picture on pintrest, I had never made an easel card before and had a bit of time.  I clicked on the pin and followed the instuctions. They were easy to follow and also included a free template.  I don't have a printer at the moment, so I drew the butterflies by hand.  I think it turned out as nice as theirs.

Here is the link: Paper Vine 
It is an excellent tutorial

  I added bible verses around the edges, a Tim Holtz flourish stamp in silver ink on the big butterfly and pearls.  The papers were from my stash (given to me by my Mum in law!).  I love this card so much, I am now going to have to make one for myself :-)

Bible verses:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; what is old has passed away, a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17
"See I am making all things new!"  Revelation 21:5
We do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day!  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  2 Corinthians 4: 16 - 18 

I hope you have a great week

Thanks for stopping by.


Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hello Rachael .two beautiful creations
Love the butterflies for the second card and the butterfly edge for the inside of the first .
Great to see you back in blog land .
love and hugs Mum

Merry said...

Two lovely cards…..I like the colour combo in the first card and that Butterfly Easel card is so clever.

Michelle said...

Hi Rach

I managed to find a little crafting time this week and actually posted a card on my blog! So I thought I would hop around and see what everyone has been up to. Wow you have created to gorgeous cards! The first one is so pretty, what a beautiful layout. Well done on your butterfly easel card too, your butterflies are awesome!

Michelle :o)