Sunday, April 22, 2012

Masked - Happy Birthday

I just love how this card turned out. I made the black and white background paper. Cut a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch square of white paper. Scored lines every 3/4" on the diagonal. Cut out 3/8" strips of black card stock. On the left lower side I place the black strips just underneath the score lines. Cut off the excess black parts. Matted with 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 black card stock. Sewed edges. For the butterfly - I found the image from the Internet - googled "butterfly" colouring book pages and found one I liked. Printed it out, cut out the butterfly - from the inside of image - to keep the outside section as my mask. Placed the mask over a piece of white card stock. Sponged pretty in pink and riding hood red ink onto butterfly. I used my cloud template to get the scalloped edges on the butterfly to make it more interesting. Stamped on the Artful Asian (Stampin Up) leaves and the butterflies from the Water Colour Mini's (Stampin Up) set. Stamped on the birthday sentiment from Stampin Up's "Well Scripted" set.. Matted with black and stitched edges with the wandering stitch. Used my white gel pen on the leaves and mini butterflies. Pierced holes for the big butterflies flight path. Popped up the image, added the Martha Stewart pearls and Stickles



  1. this is beautiful!! I luv the masking of butterfly shape, and luvly stamping & color inside of the butterfly, and stitching around the card, as well as the butterfly trail. Just luv it! :-)

  2. Patricia, every time I see your cards I want a lesson on the stitching. It adds so much richness! Now the masking technique is outstanding!

    Arizona Maine