Happy Birthday

Hi everyone. It's Wednesday and that means I'm hosting a new challenge at Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps.    Come on and try the challenges.  I think you'll find them fun and challenging plus there is a chance to win some awesome stamps from Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps.

This week's Simple Salutations Challenge #71 is to create a feminine birthday card.    I love this Butterfly stamp - it's great for creating backgrounds. 

I created the background using an assortment of inks from Tim Holtz, then running my paper through the inks.  Then I stamped the butterflies on top.  Love how the patches of color created in the background show through the butterflies.

I fussy cut around the top of the butterflies, matted with yellow cardstock, then added to a pink frame before adding to the card front.  I left the top open so I could insert a tag inside.

I also inked the edges of the tag then added my sentiment in the center.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Steph, the colours turned out gorgeous with this image. Love how it turned out. The tag works so well. Need to use them more on my cards.