Thursday, March 7, 2013

Floral Flourishes Butterfly

Good morning, Steph here again and I want to wish you a Fabulous Day!

I selected assorted papers from the Love Letters paper pad to create my card base, lightly inking all edges with Ranger Pumice Stone Distress Ink.    The dot paper was cut slightly smaller than my card base and the light green layer was cut slightly smaller still.  Many of the papers in this pad are double sided, so I flipped over the light green paper and found a pretty swirl print which I used across the center of the card.

Using the  Floral Flourishes Butterfly die, I die cut the butterfly twice.  This die is very intricate and easily cuts, however, I found using a shim gave me a much better result.  Flipping one butterfly over and lining them up easily creates a butterfly in flight.

To create the body of the butterfly, I used the smallest die in the Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels set and placed it on top.  It was just the right size for it's body.
I decided to place a sentiment in the center of the butterfly, and selected a stamp from JustRite's Topsy Turvy Cakes.  I stamped the sentiment, then lined up the smallest Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels on top.   Because the sentiment needed to be in the center of the die, I used tape to hold the die in place while I cut it. 
I think the sentiment created a nice "body" for the butterfly and I used Joy Foam Adhesives to give it some dimension on top of the butterfly.
I die cut the larger 2 Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels from the same paper pad as I wanted to use this to anchor the butterfly.  Again, I flipped over the paper so I could use both sides.  I also inked the edges with  Pumice Stone Distress Ink and used Joy Foam Adhesives between the layers.
I used  Hot Pink Pearl Swirls from Want2Scrap which coordinates beautifully with this paper line.  I used one complete section of the Swirls for the right side of my card and cut apart the rest to create the antennae and tail.  Since these pearls are self-adhesive, you can cut apart sections while still keeping them intact.

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

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