Monday, September 23, 2013

Mono C. Birthday Card

No, not mononucleosis! Monochromatic! Love me some turquoise butterflies!

This started life as a 'Thinking of you' card, which would have gone in my OWH box.  But I messed that up when I used the Gel pen to outline the sentiment, and some on the butterflies. Wouldn't you know it, the ink had glitter! And it rubbed off!  So I did triage and changed it to a birthday card which I will send out to our niece next week. I know she will love it.
Well, I started with  this sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, but of course I missed the deadline for that.  But this does work for The Tuesday Throwdown #165 "Things with Wings."; the Flutter by Wednesday #253, Open--Anything Goes as long as you have a butterfly or fairy; and Seize the Birthday Anything Goes-"Toppings" option is " Monochromatic."

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs 'Birds and Butterflies Labels'; Sweet and Sassy 'Happy Birthday'; Hero Arts/Sizzix Dogwood and Butterflies stamps/dies
Ink: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay (sponged over background embossing to make it pop), Island Indigo
Paper Basic Grey 'Lucille' DP, Stampin' up cardstock
Accessories: Sizzix butterfly dies, Spellbinders Labels 18; Copic Markers (on butterflies), white Offray ribbon colored with Copic Marker; Sizzix embossing folder, Recollections rhinestones, Sakura Gel pen


  1. Beautiful monochromatic card. Love the beautiful details and embossed texture. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you next week!


  2. So pretty! love the colors! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  3. Very nice card and great take on the Topping option. Love the embossed background and the butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday. Hugs, Macarena DT

  4. Lovely monochromatic creation, perfect for our challenge!
    Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

    DT Jenny