Because she is so special, mom's birthday card had to be extra special too. The flower on her card was created by cutting the flower from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge in five graduated sizes, then chalking the edges, and spraying with Tsukineko crystal spritz. Petals were shaped using the molding tool from the Punch Bunch embossing tool kit, then flowers were layered and glued together. Flower center is gold vellum punched with a Nellie Snellen punch and a flatback pearl. Leaves were also cut from Plantin Schoolbook, folded in half then run thru a paper crimper at an angle.
After spending considerable time searching through all the cartridge handbooks for a butterfly image to use (they are a lot!) I finally settled on the one from the Sentimentals cartridge. Cut several layers of the butterfly using different papers...gold vellum, gold cardstock, pink cardstock and pink patterned paper. I used narrow strips of foam tape near the center of the wings so they would pop out an an angle.
Added a strip of white cardstock punched with Martha Stewart's Graden Trellis deep edge punch and a swirly flourish cut from the Home Decor cartridge for background embellishments, and Nestabilities Labels One die to cut out my sentiment.
Here's how the card looks on the inside...
My very first spiral pop up card! Been wanting to try this for awhile now, and thought butterflies might look pretty cool on a spiral so I decided to give it a go. Found instructions and a video tutorial for this over at Splitcoast Stampers.
Butterflies were punched from various shades of pink cardstock and vellum using a Martha Stewart punch and adhered to the spiral with glue dots. For my spiral, I decided to use clear acetate instead of cardstock, thinking it would increase the illusion of the butterflies floating in mid-air.
Also added another large butterfly from the Sentimentals cartridge, and used a simple box pop up mechanism behind it. Flourish embellishment is the same one used on the front of the card from the Home Accents cartridge, and Nestabilities Labels One dies were used for the sentiment.