Crafty Cardmakers challenge 174 – Birthdays

Pam is hosting our challenge today, a nice simple one with the theme of birthdays.
As usual,  you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn’t have to just be cards, as long as it meets the challenge, and doesn’t exceed the 15 total challenges entered rule!
My card was made for one of those special birthdays, and my brief was butterflies, purple, flowers and champagne… I think I got them all in!
The base card was made using a 6 x 6 inch stepper card die.  I love this!  It is so quick and easy, and fits into a normal envelope if you use flattish embellishments. And, the mats dies are supplied too.  I used plain white card for the base (as you don’t really see it) and some purple texture card for the main base layer.
Onto this, I layered some Phill Martin paper I’d cut out with the mat dies. I cut the butterflies out with the plain white card, and glittered the one that was to be a standalone.  For the other two, I stuck the butterfly diecut onto some of the backing paper, and cut round it.  Gems from my stash were used along the centre of each butterfly.  All the butterflies were then stuck onto the card, leaving room for the die cut sentiment.
Next  I die cut some flowers and leaves from matching coloured card, and stuck them onto the card using my hot glue gun.  More gems were used in the centres of the flowers.
Finally, I cut round the champagne glasses in the photo and curved them using the edge of the table.  To ensure they stayed curved, I attached them to the card using pinflair glue gel.

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