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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Purple Spinning Butterfly Card

So...this morning I was relaxing in bed and watching videos on other card makers blogs that I enjoy. I saw the most fantastic idea on Techniques by Trish, a spinner card. She was making hers with an elephant that slid and spun, but I decided to experiment with something else. So far I have made three of these style cards, the other two will be posted in the near future. I decided to first post the purple one because purple is my favorite color.

On her video she shows how easy this is with a punch she has, but I didn't have the punch or an exacto knife. I just did mine with my rotary trimmer to make the 1/4 inch slit and it works just fine. I used dimes on this card because I wondered if it would help it from being raised up quite so much and I don't think it makes a very big difference so I will stick with pennies in the future.

I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch with this purple glitter paper. The smaller butterfly is also her smaller punch. It looks fantastic with the glittery paper. So pretty. I accented the card with bling, alternating gemstones and pearls. The stamp was done using purple staz on ink. And then finally the last touch was the white stitching around the card. Inside is lined with white paper as well as a little glittery butterfly too!

So to move this card you just hold it and tilt it slightly and the butterfly spins its way to the other end and then spins its way back. Magic!

Thanks for the amazing tutorial Trish, I am going to be making this type of card often!


Debbie said...

Hello Christina I just found your site and I am really enjoying it your cards are so beautiful I am now a follower and would love for you to come visit me and hopefully you will like and follow me at http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/ thank you for sharing Debbie

Paula Bee said...

I love this card idea. I love spinner cards and I think the butterfly is a great way to showcase it. I just found your site through Made by Momo and you have some wonderful creations. I am now a follower. :)

Card Creations by C said...

Debbie and Paula Bee,

Welcome to my blog...I am so glad you stopped by and left me a comment. I love this card...it was sold to my aunt the same day I made it. Sometimes its so hard to part with my creations that fast LOL! Hope you both join in my challenge!