This is a cute little sketch for the Sweet Sunday challenge this week. Only my second time ever for a butterfly card. I could really get into them, I think. I wanted to go big with my butterfly and when I spotted this DP I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I have a gorgeous butterfly stamp that I've had for a long time. I don't know who made it because it was unmounted when I got it. Anyway, I stamped the butterfly right onto my DP and then I embossed it, using the new Dazzling Versa Mark that I just bought online. The DP was already glittery, but wow, did the embossing ever pop out the color. I don't think you can get the full effect from my photo, but trust me, this is one beautiful butterfly! I cut out the butterfly and amazingly I didn't cut off an antenna. I think the embossing helped stabilize the paper so it was easier to cut the detail. I mounted the butterfly with some sticky zip strips and pulled up the wings for dimension.
I used my nestabilities for the background butterfly frames, added some white flowers from my stash with glittered brads (Spare Parts) for the centers, added pearls to accent the scallop border (Stampin' Up) and added some pearls to the body of the butterfly. The DP is DCWV and the pink papers are both My Mind's Eye. The blue cardstock is a textured piece from my stash. The butterfly tail is from a Hero Arts acrylic stamp set and the sentiment is from a Cloud9 Design acrylic stamp set. The ribbon is The Paper Studio's orange polka dot.
I never made a card with these dimensions before. Now I have to find an envelope to fit it.
Thank you Karen for challenging me to create another first! It was fun.