T his card features the Gingham Gala Suite and the Well Said bundle.
(1) 4.25 x 8.5 - Balmy Blue Cardstock
(1) 3.25 x 4.25 - Balmy Blue Cardstock
(1) 3.25 x 4.25 - Whisper White Cardstock
(1) 2 x 2 - Lemn Lime Twist Cardstock, adhere to multi-purpose adhesive sheet
(1) 1 x 5.5 - Balmy Blue Cardstock, adhere to multi-purpose adhesive sheet
(1) 2.5 x 3 - Whisper White Cardstock
(2) 1 7/8 x 4 - Balmy Blue Gingham DSP
(1) 4 x 5.25 - Whisper White Cardstock
Make the Base:
Score the 4.25 x 8.5 base at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 on the 8.5 side
Fold each end toward the center of the card and crease with your bone folder to form the gatefold
Adhere the 4 x 5.25 Whisper White CS to the inside of the card
Adhere the Gingham DSP to the front flaps of the card
Use the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut an oval from the Balmy Blue CS
Use the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut an oval from the Whisper White CS
Use the flower flourish die from the Well Written Framelits to cut the flower stems from the Lemon Lime Twist CS
Use the birthday script die from the Well Written Framelits to cut the word birthday from the Balmy Blue strip
Use the blossom dies from the Well Written Framelits to cut two flowers
Stamping & Coloring:
Stamp the Butterfly image onto the Whisper White cardstock
Color the Butterflies with Stamin’ Blends - I used Balmy Blue light & dark, Granny Apple Green light & dark, and Daffodil Delight light
Adhere the Whisper White stitched oval to the Balmy Blue scalloped oval
Adhere the layered oval to the left flap of the card base centering it across the card front horizontally at about 1.5” from the tp of the card
Arrange the large butterfly on the bottom left side of the oval so that only the top wings are on the oval. Place the birthday die cut above the butterfly. Once you have aligned the butterfly and birthday word to your liking, adhere the butterfly by gluing the body of the butterfly on the oval but leaving the wings free to raise slightly so it looks like it is ready to fly away. Then adhere the birthday word to the oval.
Next place the Lemon Lime flower stem flourish along the left side of the oval with the main stem tucked under the butterfly wing and following the curve of the oval. Then attach the Balmy Blue flowers to the flourish over the green flowers.
Stamp the word Happy, from the Well Said stamp set, over the word birthday.
Adhere the small butterfly to the oval to the right of the word happy and above the word birthday.
Add 3 sequins to the card base arranging the around the oval.
Add pearls to the centers of the Balmy Blue Flowers. I chose to kee my centers white, but you can color the with the blends if desired.