Friday, August 03, 2012

More butterflies ...

A card can say so many things .... and sometimes it's all we can do to show that we are thinking of someone and that we care.
One of my family members is going through a rough time ... She's beautiful and funny and brave and I know she will survive what the last few months have thrown at her ... I know she will make a new life and one day look back on these days ... a stronger, happier lady. In the meantime all I can do is let her know I am here and I care and how better than a card ... Butterflies and all

I am using beautiful papers - free from Astrids Artistic Efforts together with a sentiment generated on my computer

The butterflies I found on the web and using Photoshop I was able to change them into png files (transparencies) so I could first print them on my card and then print them again to fussy cut and layer  .. adding some black rhinestones
N.B. A little TIP ... if you want the butterflies to stay flicked up like this ... put some little foam pads just beneath the wings and then they won't flatten down

The birdcage is from The Graphics Fairy ... again I made it into a transparency and printed it onto the patterned paper

Of course there was just one other thing I needed to send with this card ... 
A girlie survival kit

Lip gloss and chocolate ... Well, it always helps!


And I had a sweet little surprise myself  today ... this pretty little tag and envelope arrived in my mailbox from my friend Kirsty

Thank you my friend ... they are so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by ... Enjoy your weekend and keep safe

~ Ros ~