Birthday Card & New Custom Stamp

Today I have a birthday card to share with you. 

I recently ordered the Altenew Painted Butterflies stamp set and couldn't wait to play with it. As soon as it arrived I tested it out and made a fun butterfly. Later, I cut it out (by hand, which is like, the most annoying thing ever for me), and used it on this card, which is for my stepmom for her birthday.

This set is so neat. You have several different layers to the butterflies, so you stamp them in different colors of inks to get this look. On my butterflies I did put a little bit of glitter over the darker shaded areas (just because I love sparkle). 

I also got to use my new personalized stamp for the back of my cards. Jennifer McGuire talked about Twig & Linen during her My Favorite Craft Things 2014, and I fell in love with their stamps. I had to order one for myself, and oh my gosh, so cute. It shipped out super fast too! I love the little extra touch it adds to the card.

Supply List:

Recollections super heavy weight card stock
Polka Dot Party 6x6 paper pad
Recollections shimmer card stock
Stampin' Up! Project Life dies
Avery Elle So Happy stamp set
Altenew Painted Butterflies stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Heidi Swapp pink ink
Hero Arts Pale Tomato shadow ink
Just Glitter silver pen
Martha Stewart heat tool
Stampin' Up! white embossing powder
Embossing powder bag
Big Shot
Martha Stewart score board
Scotch ATG
Foam tape

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