Pretty butterfly

I created this card for a sweet 5 year old for their birthday.  She wanted a beautiful Barbie card so I thought Barbie from Mariposa Barbie would be perfect.  I haven't coloured her exactly as the Barbie Doll, but instead chose some bright coloured Copics for the wings and then I made a pretty petal skirt topped with lace.

The petal skirt was created using some pink ribbon that I trimmed into tear-drop shape and then held in front of a flame (be very careful doing this as I melted a piece of ribbon, which fell on my finger and left me with a blister!).
Anyway, the edge of the petal is gently melted and it shapes the ribbon into a perfect petal shape.  I then glued the petals together to form a little skirt.  I added some lace trim to the top of the skirt.  I also added gloss to the entire surface of the wings, and a little Stickles to the shoes.
This is actually a better photo of the true colours of the card.  I missed out on taking a photo in normal daylight.  You can see the shape of the petals better from this angle.  I also raised the image up on 3D foam dots and trimmed around it as it was quite large.  I have also put some teeny-tiny bling dots at the top of every scallop (under the sentiment) and doodled my own borders around my pp.

I used a sketch from Cardabilities #72 for this card.
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14 comments

  1. A gorgeous card, love the colours you have used and the way you created the skirt. Thanks for playing along at Whoopsi Daisy this week, hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

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  2. What a super cute card. I am sure some lucky little girl will just LOVE it. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon.

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  3. Such a pretty card, Sarah! Love the bright colours and the pretty skirt you've created! Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Tracey x

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  4. Love the way you did her tutu. Thanks so much for joining us at TTCRD magazine.

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  5. This is such a cute card! I love your blog too it's really cute also. Thanks for joining us over at Cardabilities and have a wonderful week!

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  6. sweet card :) Thanks for playing at Cardabilities :)

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  7. This is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

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  8. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! Lilia DT

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  9. Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

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  10. love the dress on the fairy - thanks for joining us at Pile it on - we have a new challenge starting today hope you are able to join again - kimberly dt

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  11. What a lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

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  12. A lovely pretty card Sarah, thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

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  13. this is so pretty, I love the spring colours - thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inky impressions xx

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  14. such a sweet card for a little girl!
    thank you for playing along at cardabilities!!

    vera

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