This card was so fun to make and really not hard at all. I used PTI's MIM #54 for inspiration, which was to glitter buttons.
The flower is from a metal die with multiple images (5) on it and so I only had to die cut it twice, then layer the die-cuts, offsetting each layer. The button is die-cut from a coaster, colored with a Copic marker and then coated with Stickles. I used a piece of paper covered wire (floss would work, too) to thread through the button and flower.
The central piece is die-cut (I handcut the blue mat behind it) and stamped with a background image and then the sentiment. The belly bands are a piece of blue cardstock layered under a piece of white cardstock which has been punched on both edges.
The leaves behind the flower and the bird were easily made with a punch. The sentiment frame and the flower were both popped up with foam adhesive.
Thanks so much for looking :)
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 GMT Views: 531
Stamps: Paper Trey Ink - Mat Stack #1, bg image; Inside & Out: Birthday - sentiment
Paper: Paper Trey Ink - stone gray (base card), white; Paper Source -violet (flower), blue - unknown, dp - Memory Box
Ink: Memento - London Fog, VersaMagic - Night Sky
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Paper Trey Ink dies: - Bloom Builders #3, Mat Stack #1, Button Up #1, Marth Stewart punches - leaves, bird, and border edger, Copic marker, paper covered wire by Darice, foam adhesive