I have made numerous cards in the past for my colleague and those for his partner always have to incorporate a butterfly as she has a soft spot for them.
I made two 8" black card squares and stuck one to the other and created a gate fold card, then half a butterfly was cut out from each of the fold back panels. A smaller set of wings were cut from red card which were stamped and gold embossed with swirly stamps, another set were cut from gold holographic card and a final set from black card also stamped and gold embossed with the swirls.
Two pieces of the backing paper - a freebie from A Passion for Papercrafting, were backed with red card and gold holographic and affixed to the two front panels. Some gold ribbon, gold crystals on the butterfly body and corners and antenna made from beading wire and beads finished the front of the card.
The heart was made using a Creative Expressions mandala heart stamp, I really like this stamp it is layers of frills and there is so much that can be done with it. I stamped it 3 times on red card but the first was a folded piece of card. The 3 layers were glittered with Pee wee glitters in gold, red and white and a tassel was added to the bottom of the heart.
Gold holographic card was mounted onto red card and adhered to the inside of the card. A row of cushioned heart ribbon, the die cut word 'Love', red oval crystals and the heart were added. The verse that had been chosen was printed out and cut to size to fit in the folded heart.
I must admit that I was a little apprehensive when I gave this to my colleague because at the end of the day this was my interpretation of his ideas . He was delighted with it - big sigh of relief!!!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.com/ Love is in the Air
ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ Always anything goes
ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ Be my Valentine
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes