This card is created for the At Joan's Gardens Challenge this week where we are to construct a basic blue and white card and post it, then embellish it and re-post it.
For this card I used the Sizzix Mini Daisy 658407 to make the daisies out of pearl vellum paper. Translucent and shiny, this paper was perfect for these little flowers. I used the Cheery Lynn Borders Lace Corner Deco A B161 die for the detail near the buckle, topped with rhinestones and punched white/brushed yellow daisies. Shapeabilities Les Papillions 2 S4-395 is a filigree butterfly. The top wings became the blue-brushed white base for the daisies and leaves cluster. (Originally I had a little blue vellum bluebird inside the card on the butterfly, but liked it better with the bluebird alone, and part of the large butterfly on the front for detail.) The sentiment is cut from Spellbinders Large Labels S4-168. All the dies are available from Joan's Gardens. The blue and white decorator paper (from stash) lines the inside of the "Buckle Card" and the basic cardfront cardstock is embossed with Sizzix Textured Impressions 658285 Embossing Folder Dots#5 (in the Christmas Words set) . The blues did not photograph well; this is a "Wedgewood blue" paper base, more nearly the color of the second image below. Birthday Sentiment is a SU stamp, stamped (and edged) with Kalaidacolor Blue Breeze ink.