You’re awesome!

This is a favourite exclamation of a friend of mine, who has made my moving to Germany, actually feel like coming home. She welcomed me here with open arms and as we have similar cultures, she’s from Malaysia, which is similar to the Singaporean culture in many ways, and like me, she has lived outside of her country more than she has lived in it, (and we both have extravagant personalities lol), we hit it off right away! She’s also an amazing artist and writer and has already published 2 young adult fantasy books to date . Check it out here.

So there was alot of pressure for me to make her a birthday card that was not only worthy of an artist but as beautiful and chic as she is!

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I first cut some stripes from a shiny designer paper which had a blue tinge to it, as blue is her favourite colour. I painted a watercolour paper using my brushos and cut out the 2 butterflies with my Sizzix dies. I added some sparkle on the larger butterfly with my transparent Sakura jelly roll pen. I then cut out a butterfly shape in the centre of the card using the same Sizzix die (you can see the cutout butterfly lying on the table in the photo). I pasted both butterflies on a card stock I had previously sponged blue using Stampin’ Up ink, cut into a circle and pasted behind the front of the card, as a support to my butterflies.

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I should have taken a pic of the inside of the card too as I had also painted the other side of the circle and stamped a nice sentiment for her. The sentiment here comes from Stamplorations “Fond expressions” set which I stamped using SU Pacific Point.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked it too!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS – Stripes

Cards in Envy – Stripes

Simon says stamp Monday challenge – Floral or Fauna

Die cut Divas – Make it glitter

Creatalicious -Anything goes option CAS

Tuesday Throwdown – One layer card

Global Design Project Case the designer Steffi Helmschrott – global design.jpg I was inspired by the butterfly being the main focus of the card

15 thoughts on “You’re awesome!

  1. Talk about awesomeness! Awesome card. That is one GORGEOUS butterfly. So glad you gave us a close up to see. WOW

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.


  2. Awesome is right! Your butterfly is absolutely gorgeous and your striped background is so striking! Stunning card, Gwendolyn! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!


  3. WOW. What a stunning card Gwendolyn. LOVE the stripes and boldness of colour. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your talents and joining in with this week’s Global Design Project!


  4. Such a beautiful butterfly! Your bold stripes really provide just the perfect background! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!


  5. What beautiful butterflies! I’m sure your friend will love her birthday card!! Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.


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