Butterflies are so uplifting with a promise of Spring so I just had to get busy and see what I could create.
So many colors to choose from for the first card but landed on shades of ‘Calypso Coral, Light Daffodil Yellow, Light Old Olive and Granny Apple Green.’ So yummy and best part is I got the gorgeous ‘Grapefruit Grove’ foil and ‘Botanical Butterfly’ designer series paper free.. (more about that later.)
I cut the butterflies from the ‘Botanical Butterfly ‘designer series paper and layered two of each butterfly on top of each other. I stamped, cut and colored the small butterflies to match the ones I cut out from the printed designs. You can then lift the wings up a bit to really help those butterflies pop off the card! Put them aside until later in the process.
Start with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 ” piece of ‘Calypso Coral’ cardstock and glue to the front of a ‘Whisper White’ A2 card base (5 1/2 x 4/14″.) Layer up with foil and cardstock. (Cut with the two largest ‘Stitched Rectangles’dies.) Cut a stitched oval from the same designer paper in greens and glue on top of the apple green piece which is embossed with a ‘Basket Weave’ pattern. Add the white dotted strips for a top layer to move your eye through the piece.
Glue down the butterflies and sentiment (non SU) and there you have it.
Wanted to also try two cards with a slight variation on each and went for shades of purple. Used the same ‘Botanical Butterfly’ paper on one and ‘Brusho Colour’ powders on the second one.
Added the ‘Butterfly Beauty’ die cuts. One cut from the’Myths and Magic’ glimmer paper in a sparkly white (the pictures don’t do this justice) and a second die cut in ‘Highland Heather’cardstock. Stacked the two cuts which added so much to the design dimension and love seeing through to the back piece.
Layer it all up and attach the diecuts with a sentiment…and you have a beautiful card made in just about 10 mins. How great is that!
So what do you think? Which one do you like? If you have used any of these items post pix..would love to see your creations. Also, if you like what you are seeing, please like and share with your friends.
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Thanks for stopping by….until next time, have fun making your own