greeting cards

Butterflies and flowers – update

A birthday card with butterflies, flowers and cogs on it.

I posted this card back at the end of July before I had decided what to do with it. I thought it might get used for my other half’s mum’s birthday, but I wanted to leave my options open.

In the end that’s what I decided to do, though it was going to need a sentiment. Some cards you can get away without one, but this design has a space that is very obviously crying out to have a sentiment in it.

I prefer not to stamp directly on completed colouring — one slip and you’ve wrecked an hour or more’s work — so I heat embossed Happy Birthday on a piece of black card instead. And rather than glue it straight onto the card or use foam tape to pop it up, I decided to use a couple of scraps of ribbon underneath it for a change.

The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz “Crazy Talk” set and the embossing powder is Ranger liquid platinum.

A close-up of the "Happy Birthday" sentiment with the strips of ribbon beneath it.

2 thoughts on “Butterflies and flowers – update”

  1. What a perfect place to put your greeting! I never thought to use ribbon underneath my greeting instead of foam tape! What a great idea! I have so much ribbon….back in the days when we used a lot of ribbon on our cards! Thanks for sharing!

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