Monday, September 20, 2010

Forty fabulous flutterbys

Flutter by butterfly
Floating flower in the sky
Kiss me with your petal wings
Whisper secrets, tell of spring

As soon as I saw these butterflies I knew what I was going to do for a special 40th birthday card.  When I started cutting them out I was a bit doubtful as to whether I could fit 40 of them on one card, but I did. 


I used my favourite stair step card which always look great for special birthdays.  The card stock is SU  confetti white and I stamped it in gold with the Vintage wheel.


It was getting rather crowded so I used three wires and adhered seven (double sided) tiny butterflies onto each stem which took up 21 then 9 medium sized and 10 large and the one extra large one on a wire at the top.


You can probably just see one of the wires at the top of the card here.  I just adhered them at one end and then bent the wires so they would go where I wanted, but would still be floating free.

I then made a belly band for the envelope the gift voucher was in, and just tucked the right side of the card under the belly band by about 3 cm.  It looked great.

So altogether I cut out 64 butterflies ! 
Wouldn't want to do that every day but I think it was worth the effort.

I'll be back soon with another stair step card.
Mary

2 comments:

Just Me and My Shadow said...

WOW!! You are so clever Mary. It's fabulous.

Sue Madex said...

Wow Mary that is a masterpiece. I can't imagine cutting and arranging all those butterflies but the finished card looks stunning.