Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Happy Birthday, Mrs W!


Tomorrow is my neighbour's birthday. You'll remember Mrs. W from the stories where she's asked me to make cards for her here, here and here.

I'm never quite sure what her taste is, so I figured a foolproof way to make a card she would like would be to case the card she chose for me for my birthday. Here it is:


I made this card at a time when I was attempting the baby wipe technique as shown at Papertrey for another card. My baby wipe card was a mess - muddy and brown. But I had cut one of the MFT butterflies out of vellum for Mrs W's card and decided to see if I could use the baby wipe on it. I simply pressed the butterfly into the baby wipe and look how pretty it turned out! I quickly cut two more and repeated the process.

I used Neat&Tangled's Photo Booth for the sentiment.

On another note, my daughter Kate has just started her own blog, Platypus Krafts. If you have time, I know she would love to hear from you!

9 comments:

Anita in France said...

I was wondering how you got that fabulous soft look on those butterflies, Ardyth ... they're so pretty, all light and dreamy! Mrs W is bound to love this one! Off to pay a visit to Kate! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Oh I love the vellum butterflies. They are stunning. Off to visit Kate :)

Shelly said...

This is so pretty! Love the butterflies!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty vellum butterflies. Love them. Off to visit Kate. :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Your vellum butterflies are gorgeous Ardyth, the subtle effect of the baby wipe stamping is beautiful. Mr. W is going to love this one,, if not save it for me! ;)

Brenda said...

Wow, those butterflies are amazing Ardyth! I love the colors on them and I love the blocks with the sentiment between. Beautiful card! Now I'm off to check out your daughter's blog. Hugs, Brenda

Sheila H said...

The vellum butterflies are so ethereal. They appear to be floating by - lovely!!

Geri said...

The butterflies are stunning! Of course my first thought was 'how did she do that?' I must be living under a rock cuz this baby wipe technique is new to me...off to search out the deets!

But first, I'm off to say hello to sweet Miss Kate and wish her all the best with her new blogland home! Great blog name!

maria f. said...

OOooohhhh, Ardyth goes artsy fartsy ;)