For my 100th post I created this Happy Birthday card. I will be entering it into the Hero Arts monthly contest they have at their website and on their Flickr group. I created this card using several papers from the Basic Gray Cappella 6 X 6" paper pad. I love those pads. They are a less expensive alternative and the patterns are reduced in size for smaller projects. They are perfect choices for cards.
I adhered the patterned paper that I trimmed to 4" by 5 & 1/4" to the front of the card. Then I stitched around it using my sewing machine. Next I added some ivory lace trim that I had hanging around. The butterfly was stamped twice on some Very Vanilla card stock by Stampin Up. I used Tuxedo Black ink by Mementos and then colored it in with Copic markers once the ink was dry. I punched one butterfly out with my new label punch by Stampin Up. The second one I coated with Crackle Glossy Accents and let it dry. When it was dry and super crackled up, I cut it out and layered it on top with some foam adhesive. I love adding dimension this way. :-) I layered it onto two more papers from the Basic Gray Capella collection and put the whole thing on top of the lace with more foam adhesive. Lastly I stamped my greeting on some more yummy Basic Gray and punched it out with that label shape again, turned on it's side this time. ( I am loving that punch! )
On the inside of the card I used the rest of that sheet I used to stamp and punch the greeting on the front. I stamped the butterfly along the bottom using some pale Distress Ink. I like that it looks so faded. :-)