My card today is a Retirement card I made for one of my co-workers. When she announced her retirement her boss came and asked me if I would consider making a card for the department to sign, so of course I agreed to. I wanted something with flowers and of course it had to have a butterfly somewhere on it - this is what I came up with.
I wanted to use this designer paper (not sure of the name of it) so basically just matched of some card stock for the base card and then went from there with adding the flowers (most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts in the UK)
The die set I used is Spellbinders - Radiant Rectangles - love this set, the cut work is gorgeous!
Once it was all together I finished it with some teal ribbon (2 colours) for the bow, pearls and a wooded butterfly from Studio Calico. I used my wink of stella clear brush to add some subtle glitter to the flowers. I love how this turned out - it took a while, like 4 hours, I just wanted to make sure it was perfect - especially since the whole dept. was signing it. Sometimes I put too much pressure on myself!
So there you have it - my Retirement card. (and by the way, everyone loved it :)). Finished card size 5 x 7.
Enjoy your day!