Buttons & Wings

Happy Wednesday!
I say that because at this time of year when we're all more than a little stressed, there's still something uplifting about a Wednesday and knowing you're halfway through another work week!

Today's card is the one I did for my co-worker Virginia this year for her birthday. The sketch is from and idea book I have:

Originals: Handcrafted Cards Made Easy by Jeanette R. Lynton (Aug 21, 2008)
I followed the sketch fairly closely but, of course, had to tweak a few things here and there. 
My card base is a 5-1/4 x 10-1/5 piece of River Rock. I used my Martha Steward scoreboard to create the gridwork background. Just another way you can use that scoreboard!
The panels along the left fold are Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss and Early Espresso, The butterflies and little tag are cut from Neenah Baronial Ivory and Pirouette Pink. I used the Sizzix Wonderful Wings die to cut the butterflies and hand trimmed the tag. 
The buttons are all hand stitched together and then adhered to the card with glue dots. A little linen thread trims out the tag and a few pearls finish off the butterflies.  
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!
S: Happy Moments
P: River Rock, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Early Espresso, Pirouette Pink, Neenah Baronial Ivory
I: Memento Rich Cocoa
A: buttons, linen thread, glue dots, Wonderful Wings Sizzix die, Kaiser half pearls, lace scallop edge punch, 1/16 inch hand punch

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