Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You Inspire Me with Butterfly (04/15/2015)

I made this card to send a hello to a friend. I had a vision to highlight a butterfly, and came up with this design ... a glittery butterfly over a fairly simple but kinda detailed background.

I laid double-sided tape over cardstock, and die cut out the butterfly. I removed a portion of the release paper and added glitter, then removed a bit more, and added in another color of glitter ... I kept repeating this until all the butterfly was covered in the colors I had chosen. I also colored the body of the butterfly with glitter too.

I used my finger tool to burnish in the glitter, and set it aside. I used Simon Says Stamp's Frames Craft Dies to cut out the black cardstock, and the patterned paper. This set cut outs a thin frame around the outside of the card panel, and a scalloped oval. I love it! So versatile :)

I also used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to add some texture to the solid black cardstock inside the thin colored frame.

I also created an inside for the card. I used the same frame die cut as above, with the scalloped frame shape. I cut out a white frame for the inside, and a pink cardstock piece for the inside.

I stamped the sentiment and some flowers at the base to give it some fun!

I also had to make a matching envelope using Lawn Fawn's Flutter By, and some masking.... 
Hopefully this card made my friend happy!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful card and I'm sure it made your friend happy.