to make this card i cut a strip of digi card and inked it using tim holtz distress inks, to make a background. i stamped this panel with my floral image and sentiment, using an archival black ink pad. i mat and layered this onto some black and then the 5x7" card blank. i used a scrap of card and stamped some butterflies, again using the black ink pad. i coloured the butterfly with the same shades of tim holtz distress markers. i added more detail with some iridescent watercolour paint from cosmic shimmer. i cut these out using the elegant butterfly punch from stampin' up! and attached them onto my card using foam pads in the centre. for this card i used the papillon potpourri, for my family and just believe stamp sets from stampin' up!
i realise i don't always show the inside of my cards, but thought i would share it this time... i used the purple ink pad to create a coloured cardstock which faded to white space in the centre, i added black ink around the edges to frame the mat a bit more. i stamped and coloured a small butterfly in the bottom corner and added my message sentiments to the centre. i used two stamps to create the verse, one from lili of the valley and the 'happy birthday' from SU! in the stamp set matching the front.