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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Butterfly Hugs and Kisses

This is a card that I made to cheer up a friend having a bad day.  I wanted something that said spring so I used soft subtles and butterflies.  I also wanted to use my new Embosslits Butterfly Die from the Occasions Mini.  It had been on backorder and arrived on Monday.  This is a fun die!  I really like the way it turned out and I think it cheered my friend up as well.

The ingredients for this card are:
  • Cardstock:  So Saffron, Lavendar Lace, Very Vanilla
  • Designer Series Paper:  Sweet Pea, Welcome Neighbor
  • Stamp Set:  Of the Earth
  • Classic Stampin' Pads:  Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Lavendar Lace
  • Tools & Accessories:  Big Shot, Dazzling Diamonds, Scallop Trim Border, Stampin’ Up!® Beautiful Butterflies Embosslits Die, 2 Way Glue Stick
So there is nothing really special in terms of technique on this card.  I cut a variety of butterflies in a variety of colors using different DSP papers, adding a touch of Dazzling Diamonds to a few of the butterflies.  For my stamped images, I started with the lightest color and then finished with the darkest color.  I varied the heights of my flowers as they would appear in nature and then layered my image on some of my designer series papers.  I also layered DSP onto my Lavendar Lace border to the left of the card.  I added the butterflies last using my adhesive only on the center part to give more dimension.

God Bless and Happy Stampin'!

1 comment:

  1. As the friend who received the card - it did indeed cheer me up. In fact the card is still sitting on my desk and I smile every time I look at it. Pink and purple are two of my very favorite colors, they are like hugs to me. Thank you Charity. Diana