Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Butterfly birthday wishes

Hi everyone!  I have a butterfly birthday card to share today which uses five different kinds of gold brads!  Yep 5!!  This is Day 3 of my guesting at Eyelet Outlet and Brads and I invite you to head on over to their blog to see my guest post and check out the wide range of products their store carries.
I loved the idea of doing an ombre effect with the color and sizing of the butterflies.  As the butterflies got smaller and lighter in color, I decreased the size of my center brad.  The butterflies came from 3 different die sets, the bottom butterfly is from Les Papillions, the middle is from Flutters and the top is from Les Papillions Two.
Here are all 3 sets:
 And the gold accents scattered about are the 1/16 mini gold and 1/8 gold brads.  SO adorable!  The little 1/16th size are super cute and perfectly scaled for cards.  They really make me happy.

The subtle background you're seeing is made from a stamp.  I stamped the little grid background stamp from the Make A Statement set in Versamark and embossed it with sparkle powder.  I love the subtle effect it creates.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
Spellbinders Dies: S4-371 Les Papillions, S4-395 Les Papillions Two and S2-073 Flutters Shapeabilities®
Eyelet Outlet and Brads: 1/16 mini gold brads, 1/8 gold brads, 8mm gold brads, Heart brads
Stamps: Verve Stamps, Make a Statement
Other Supplies:  Little B, 25mm gold foil chevron washi tape; Kaleidoscope embossing powder; Navy and Versamark ink
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares and 3D foam frames 



  1. Oh my, love that background. These brads are just adorable.

  2. Love your butterflies! That's a great way to use a background stamp. I will have to remember that. Beautiful!

  3. Oh my,,, these butterflies are soo adorable! I love this element. They are perfect for any birthday wishes and cards.