Welcome to Cards by Amy K.

I am SO GLAD you stopped by to check out my blog!!! Here I will be posting my current projects for you to see. PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment. I would LOVE to hear what you think about what I'm working on. I have been a scrapbooker/paper crafter since I first caught wind of this wonderful hobby in 2006. I am lucky enough to get to spend my days doing something I love so much and which brings so much joy into my life. I first started scrapbooking as a way to pass the time as I found myself at home alone all day suddenly, now I can't imagine life without it. Too bad I don't get paid for it, then I really would have it all!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Butterfly birthday card

I made this card for my wonderful aunt, Shelia. She has been a special person in my life sense before I was born. I wanted to make an especially beautiful card for her. I know that she likes butterflies so what better paper line than the Mariposa line from DCWV. I didn't even have to do much to this card because the paper is so beautiful. I made the large butterfly with a Martha Stewart stamp and I used my colored pencils with mineral spirits to color it in. The mineral spirits makes the pencils easy to blend. You should use the odorless mineral spirits whenever possible and If you cant then make sure to use it in a well ventilated area. I used the Cindy Loo cartridge for the Cricut to make the frame and the swirls. I added a metal butterfly charm to the frame. That's about it. Like I said, the paper is so pretty that I didn't have to do much to the card. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by.
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