Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Big Butterfly Birthday!

Lil' Inker Designs just released a fabulous full-size butterfly die.  I had that thing ordered the day it came out.  It had to be in my collection because it's perfect for those cards that you have to create very quickly but still need to be special.  And I've already used it.  I spontaneously decided to take a vacation day tomorrow, but late last night, I realized my vacation day is also my boss' birthday.  I haven't missed anyone's birthday in the three years I've been in this office - and I don't want to start with my boss - so out came the butterfly!

When I ordered the butterfly, I had envisioned an even quicker card with a gingham patterned paper in the background and a brightly colored butterfly.  But that wasn't the right look for my boss - the card needed to be bold and more modern.  So I spent a few extra minutes with distress oxides.  They really are quick and easy too because they blend so easily - the hardest part is picking colors! I used black acrylic ink for some splatter.  Then a simple sentiment strip and this works!!

I've had the new challenge AAA Birthday Card Challenge bookmarked to play along with. I've played along with their sister challenge AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenges a number of times so wanted to be sure to do their first ever birthday challenge!

Stamps: Neat and Tangled So Many Sentiments
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Cover Up Die: Butterfly
Ink: Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed, Broken China, Seedless Preserves
Other: Black Acrylic paint


  1. You are going to force me to go shopping, aren't you!! That is a fabulous die and I love what you've done with it!

  2. Amazingly colourful and oh so gorgeous, love this card! Thanks so much for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  3. This is gorgeous - so bold and cheerful! Congrats on being featured on the Lil' Inkers FB page!

  4. Gorgeous!! I agree, it's always good to have supplies on hand for those last-minute cards.

  5. Such a gorgeous birthday card with beautiful colors and design! Thank you so much for joining us at AAA Birthday! Looking forward to seeing your creations in our future galleries!


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