Friday, March 8, 2013

YNS Fun Friday: Birthday Butterfly

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday! :) I just love the challenges that Karen has for us every month! This month's Fun Friday challenge is called "Celebrate". We were to create a card that celebrated some sort of event whether it be a birthday, anniversary, or a special moment. Here is what I came up with!

I decided to think outside the box a little bit on this card so instead of pulling out a set that was design specifically for birthdays, I combined a few sets! I had wanted to play along with Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch from this week and I thought the butterfly from the YNS set "Butterfly Love" would be perfect! I just LOVE this butterfly and think it's absolutely gorgeous! I decided to try something new and watercolor it with my Tim Holtz Distress inks. I really love the effect! After it dried, I cut it out and added some stickles to the wings to make them sparkle. For the rest of the card, I used some old Basic Grey paper (I can't remember the name) and some pretty satin ribbon. I cut out the circle on the front panel and popped it up on dimensionals to give it a fun look. I then die cut a circle out of the middle of the doily. I popped the butterfly up on dimensionals after restamping it and then embellished the card with some fun flowers and a beaded hat pin! The final touch was to use the "happy birthday" sentiment from the YNS set "Happy Birthday Mermaid".

So what do you think? It's a little bit different from the types of cards that I usually create but I really think it turned out to be a pretty card! If you want to play along with the Fun Friday challenge, we'd love to see what you create! Check out the YNS blog for more details! :)

Now, for those of you who saw yesterday's blog post, I bet you all are wondering what we found out about this baby! Well, it looks like we are going to have another little girl! We are so excited and know that Addison is going to make a great big sister! My due date is set for July 29th so that means I am almost half-way done with this pregnancy already! CRAZY! Anyway, I will be sure to keep you updated on that.

Thanks for stopping by today!

1 comment:

leanne said...

So pretty! I forgot about those hat pins:) I really like the sparkles on the butterfly.