Thursday, June 30, 2016

Birthday Butterfly



Challenges at Seize The Birthday run for two whole weeks! Plenty of time to join the fun! Sometimes we have themes or "Toppings" which are suggestions that you may want to consider when making your card.  The Toppings this time is: 

Birds, Bees or Butterflies



If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!


I cut my butterfly pieces from water color paper and colored each piece with my new Zigs : )  for a sweet and simple Birthday card.

Please check out what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you! and then please join the fun at Seize The Birthday by entering your card in the gallery! we really love seeing your work!!

Challenge Rules:
1. You must make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT, however our topping is always optional.
2. You may link up to 3 projects for each challenge.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. You may combine this challenge with up to 5 other challenges and we would really love for you to add one of our graphics to your post.
5. As always, please have fun and make the challenge your own! All products are welcome!

You all know how crazy I am about my new Zigs giggles! but I am just as crazy about this beautiful butterfly given to me by my beautiful friend Theresa owner of InkyFingers1 blog. Just a little pitch for my friend... Theresa sells Close To My Heart stamps!! if you are looking for a GREAT consultant! look no farther! : ) You'll love working with Theresa. 

After my birthday I had several thank you cards I needed to make so I CASED my Birthday Card design and created a couple of Thank You cards too.



On my last card I decided to spray some black speckles! I like how it turned out : ) I think spraying black ink on your finished card is nerve wracking! but this was easy because I sprayed the butterfly before I adhered it to my card : ) 




That is it for me today.  I want to thank you for stopping by! I have been terribly busy lately and quite MIA! but I hope things settle down soon.  When I am able I will share a bit about what has been keeping me from posting.  I think you'll like what you see : ) 

Have a wonderful rest of your week.

Patti

Supplies:

Butterfly die by Memory box
Sentiments from the Songbirds stamp set by PTI

30 comments:

Barbara said...

So simple, but so elegant. Love the daring spray of black dots.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Elegant simplicity! I love all of them! My favourite is the pink - beautiful ombre background behind the butterfly! Beautiful cards, my friend!

Mac Mable said...

So very pretty and so very delicate. How you use those zigs is gorgeous and very effective. Thank you for the inspiration x

LauraJane:) said...

Lovel the simplicity of your cards and the lovely variance added to each butterfly!

Kelly said...

such a pretty design to replicate. love the different colors you used!

Karren said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, Patti!!! These are absolutely gorgeous. I adore butterflies and you've colored them so wonderfully with your Ziggies! Wow, wow, wow! Thank you so much for sharing and for the smile your work has put on my face. Have a fantastic weekend! Hugs! :)

Theresa Krout said...

Beautiful card Patti!! I love it. Especially since you sent me one and I get to feel and see how well made it is in person. It has strength and style. I love your cards and love that you send me this one. Thanks for the shout out also. Today I am dehydrating bananas, strawberries and fruit roll ups. Then I have to clean house, make a few cucumber salads and then pick up my new California Rabbit. Then.... if that is not all, I have company coming for dinner. BBQ style. Not more time to chat. Hoping to do more for my blog... maybe tomorrow? Love you sweet friend. Theresa

Diane Jaquay said...

These are SO lovely!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your butterfly cards are so gorgeous and I love that butterfly die you used. It is so delicate and pretty on your designs.

A splash of color said...

Welcome back.. the beginning of summer does get crazy. I love all the cards.. I NEED that jar with the pencils and brushes.. too cute. And of course I love the butterflies.. all of them. I have many and need more.. your coloring and especially the watercolor splashes and background are great.. your getting it down :) Love you more than my luggage :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely CAS cards!

Linda said...

Wow, Patti, such beautiful, elegant cards. I have been away for 5 days so trying to catch up.

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards, Patti, I can see you are having fun with your ziggy's!! Your card will be an inspiration for sure!! And I can hardly wait to hear what you have been busy doing!!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the way you have colored those gorgeous butterflies. Very pretty CAS cards!

Anita in France said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, Patti ... these are simply stunning ... perfect! Anita :)

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh I LOVE these Patti! (I feel a case coming on, though it would probably be more like a direct copy!!)
Looking forward to hearing your secret!!

Jodene said...

I am loving this clean and simple design, the coloured butterfly really pops off the white background! I love your thank you cards too, what a great design for mass production! :)

Lynne in NI said...

Couldn't resist it Patti, had to go for that CASE ;)

Dotty Jo x said...

Gorgeous cards, what a beautifully simple idea which looks amazing! Jo x

*Vicki* said...

That butterfly is absolutely amazing Patti and I love the different color variations with it..especially the purple! :)

Jen Mitchell said...

So simple. So beautiful. I love the colors of the butterflies.

Asha said...

Simply stunning .... no, seriously! LOVE all the colour variations.
hugs Asha

cm said...

Hello my wonderful new friend! I sooooo owe you a note, and will get one out over the weekend, while visiting my mother-in-law. Stay tuned! Your butterflies: oh my oh my oh my! Simply, completely and totally gorgeous! Stars of the stage, in all their stunning variations! I see you've left us in suspense with a little 'something' up your sleeve. Excited for the reveal and I KNOW we'll certainly adore what we see!
hugs~c

Leslie Miller said...

You're a master of clean and simple. Each so beautiful!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are all so pretty, Patti!

Nancy said...

Each one of these is beautiful Patti! Love the subtle splatter of black too! Can't wait to see or hear what you have been up to! You have me intrigued!

Gwendolyn said...

I love the technique you used and the colours are gorgeous! I have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Dreamy Patti, each and every one!! Playing catch up after vacation to Virginia Beach, MISSED YOU!!

Taunya Butler said...

Stunningly beautiful and gorgeously done cards - I am in awe of how talented you seem to grow EVERY DAY!!! I love seeing how your cards keep impressing the socks off of me - my feet are getting quite cold!! ;) Sending big hugs your way!!