Friday, 24 July 2015

21st Birthday Pop Up cards, JAI #272 butterflies

As promised here are a few more samples of the Half Circle pop up card from Julie Davison's design. You can see my original sample and a link to the instructions here.

My daughter and all her friends are turning 21 so I have had the luxury of making lots of really special cards. These are for a few of the girls. I have used a mixture of papers old and new, and some non SU flowers, numbers and bits and bobs from my stash - "the useful box" as they used to call it on Playschool.
The first card  meets the challenge criteria at JAI#272 to just add butterflies - and who can resist the Papillion Potpourri image. I have heat embossed it in black and coloured in with blender pens before punching three out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and then glamming them up a bit with some shimmer paint.

The second sample has no butterflies but a really cute little birthday cake of flowers from Blooming with Happiness. This gorgeous stamps set is sadly retired, but a friend has lent it to me and I've had loads of fun using it. Blender pens were used again to colour in the flowers and then more shimmer paint. Sprinkles of Life again made this card quite quick using the Tree Builder Punch to make the cupcake inside.

Thanks for looking,


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  1. Thanks for sharing these special birthday cards, Liz. I love the shimmery butterflies, and combination of elements, on your first card. Glad you could join in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Such a lovely colour palette Liz, very soft and shabby! Your cute pop-up is a lovely little extra that is sure to delight the recipient.Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  3. What an interesting way to add a butterfly to a card! Some girl will be really lucky to get one of these cards.


thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz