Fabulous, huh? I kept my card ultra simple because I really wanted these colors to pop! ...and I think they do with that crisp, white background. I used the My Time Made Easy Pretty Pieces, Flutters and Flowers cut file to create my butterflies. I simply resized the butterfly after cutting from the colored cs and cut three on my white cs. That gorgeous white paper that my small butterflies are cut from and the piece under my butterflies, is actually called "Santa's Beard" and is a beautiful textured paper from Couture Cardstock! Isn't it fantastic?! I just LOVE it and want to use it on everything.
I needed a sturdier piece for my base, so I used Couture Cardstock's, One Sheet Wonder. That stuff is THICK! The other cs is from SU! in the corresponding colors from today's palette. I stamped the flourishes on the small butterflies and on the bottom of my main panel using MTME, Fanciful Flourishes and SU! Soft Sky ink. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the MTME, So Sentimental set. I drew the outlined frame with a SU! black marker (that is running out of ink!!). Buttons are from my stash and you can probably tell I had to manipulate a blue button using Copics to come up with a semi-teal button. UGH. It's a much better match in real life. Promise ;]
We would LOVE for you to play along with us this week! If you do, remember, you don't have to use these exact colors, but please come close and avoid those rainbows ;] Be sure to link your project using InLinkz over at the CTD and use keyword CTD84 in any online galleries!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please also swing by the CTD gals' blogs and give them a little love. Their work is STUNNING as usual :] Have a great remainder of the week.
♥ Pam Speidel - March Guest Designer ♥