Well, I just cannot get into Kirklands to look for some inspiration; I've tried both computers and two different browswers and there's nothing doing. So I just ran with the contrast between the black and white butterfly on the coloured table in Stef's fourth thumbnail.
Card is sized to fit a business envelope. I scored 1/2" and 3/4" in from each long edge, and stamped the swirl from Doodle this in between the score lines with Versafine Black. I wrote Happy Birthday down the stem, and then coloured it with watercolour crayons. I also stamped the large flower three times on white card, and the small one once. I cut these down to rectangles 1 3/4" by 1 7/8" and layered them onto black panels 2" x 1 7/8". The flowers are coloured with watercolour crayons, with some green Stickles on the inside panels, and some clear microbeads in the centre of the flower on the front panel.
I've created a basic tutorial with photos which can be found HERE
I came across this Flip-Down Stack in a magazine about three years ago - having lost my template it took a bit of work carefully examining old photos to recreate it when I couldn't find anything on Google :D.
Butterfly is Penny Black.
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 GMT Views: 5020
Registered: November 4, 2006 Location: Midwest Posts: 24122
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 @ 9:57 AM
What a fun technique ... I love the hand-written sentiment ... sorry the web-gremlins are complicating your browsing today ... but so glad you found inspiration in the uploaded pieces ... wonderful card.
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38839
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 @ 12:24 PM
Sabrina~ I love your little tabbed frame for this delightful bloom! So fresh and sweet! Your butterflies are precious and seem to be in flight. Beautiful work!
P.S. Thanks for your kindness to my family. Lil Jonathan will feel warmed by your sweater, and Jamie & Jason by your heart! Hugs....
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: April 15, 2006 Location: Branchburg, NJ Posts: 6330
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 @ 12:30 PM
Sabrina, this is a beautiful card and a new technique to me. I love interactive cards - thanks for sharing the tutorial so we can see how you got the two looks. I think I just might have some of those magnetic snaps in my stash to give this a try. Wonderfully done friend!