Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pink Butterfly

Hi everyone!

I've got a really simple, but elegant card to share with you today.   I wanted a tent card so I cut a 4" x 11" card base from Rose Quartz cardstock and scored it at 5 1/2".

I tried the new A2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B for the first time and it worked like a charm!  These two new Spellbinders sets allow you to cut perfectly straight mats every time!  To get a narrow margin, I used the second largest die from each set for a 1/8" margin.  I could have used two dies from the same set for 1/4" margin, but for this card, I wanted the 1/8" margin.  I embossed the top pink mat for some additional interest, but it wouldn't have been visible on the white mat.  I added copper ink around the edges of the white mat.

I cut a Picot Edge Circle (second largest die) out of Cryogen White because of the subtle sparkle (love that!) and added foam pads to the back for dimension.  I cut the Floral Flourishes Butterfly by Joy! Craft from Rose Quartz and shaped the wing by using a stylus from the Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kit.  I used Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with the Metal Tip to put a narrow line of adhesive down the back of the butterfly.

For the finishing touches, I added tiny pink pearls around the circle area of the Picot Edge Circle.  I used gold lines to frame the design.  And there you have it!

This card works so well for so many occasions!   I will be using it for a wedding gift, but it could easily be used for a birthday, encouragement, get well and more!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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jacquiscards said...

loving this xxx

Jax from cuttlebig group x

cjknick said...

Beautiful! Love everything about it :)