Butterfly Rocker Card

Shana Tova (Happy New Year)!  My Rosh Hashanah cards traditionally feature apples and honey, but Rosh Hashanah is also a time to try things that are new, so I tried two new things with this card.

 First of all, this butterfly is a new stamp for me. Although I have a lot of butterfly stamps, I had to have this one for three reasons - first, the design is so ornate that not only is it fun to color, it looks great without any coloring. Second, the antennae are outlined so you can color them if you like. Third, it is really easy to cut out (especially the antennae)!  I heat embossed the butterfly on vintage silver lustre cardstock for shimmer, and colored it with Tombow markers.

The second new thing for me is the design - this is a rocker card, the first I've made.  I started with a 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 base; I drew the curve using a dinner plate, and tapered the sides on the radii.  If you look closely, you can see I used the same butterfly with pale purple ink on the background - it gives a feeling of movement.  Speaking of movement, it was hard taking this photo in my backyard, because every time the wind blew, the card started rocking!  You'll notice I stamped the envelope, too - this card fits perfectly in a normal invitation envelope.

I'd also like to point out the sentiment - I can't think of anything scarier than handwriting a sentiment on a card! Jewish sentiments are so hard to find.  Glitter pens don't often show well, so I first wrote it with marker, then colored over it with glitter pen.  I think that making this card was a great way to start the new year!

Does this post look familiar to you?  It's on the SweetStamps blog - I'm a guest designer this month!  This card fits the Butterfly challenge they are having this week!

Anyway, I can't make a card without entering it in a few challenges:

Juliet Arrighi


Zoe said...

Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us @ Rhedd and Rosie's, challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

Melissa Latchem said...

love the butterfly! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

Myrna said...

The butterfly is beautiful.
Love the rocker card.
Two of the things I like best about cards combined; butterflies and shaped cards.
The stamping on the envelope just finishes it all off.

Anonymous said...

Lovely butterfly.

Thank you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

Moira DT.

Danni said...

Very pretty and it is a great butterfly! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Vicky said...

Beautiful Card :) I love the butterfly and the colors that you chose .

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just beautiful! I love the fab colors and shimmer on the Butterfly! Glad you joining us at Sweet Stamps and look forward to your creativity this month!

rachel taylor said...

I love your card what a good Idea thanks for sharing with use it tuesday happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

Michele Duffy said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely rocker card!! What a fun card design!! Love the butterfly, one of my favorites!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Shana Tova, Juliet! What a beautiful butterfly...colored so nicely! And I love the rocker card...never made one myself. So glad joined us this week at ODBD!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How beautiful!! Love your beautifully colored butterfly and your overstamping!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!