I decided to use 2 bright colored striped ribbons and flowers on my creation. Both ribbons are from the American Crafts Elements line.
I cut 2 strips of the green and white striped ribbon measuring 3 1/2" and 2 1/2" and 3 strips of the multicolored ribbon measuring 4", 3" and 2" then cut them at an angle. Next I added the candy buttons using pop dots. Looking through my stash, I found the blue, orange and green flowers. (The bottom flower looks blue, but is actually a light green.) The butterfly was cut from a Memory Box die on my Cut 'n Boss machine from bright green and blue card stock, glued together and adhered with a glue dot. I added crystal gems for the body and fussy cut black card stock for antennae. (Unfortunately, I forgot to add them before taking this picture.)
The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped with Fun Stampers Journey Black Licorice Ink and on the inside I added the following verse:
Flutter Flutter Glide
a butterfly at play,
bringing birthday wishes
on you very special day.
Since there are so many pearls and gems on this card, I will probably save it for a relative or friend's birthday. I wouldn't want it to get caught in the machine at the post office.
That's my project for today. Now hop on over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration and enter your creation. Remember you have until 8pm (est), Sunday September 14th to enter.