Sunday, November 11, 2012
Today I decided to take a break from doing Christmas cards. I love butterflies so decided to create a card I could use later for either a birthday or a thank you. I can never have too many butterfly stamps and dies. These are the new Spellbinder "Les Pepillions" dies. You get four butterflies in this set and they can all be used separately, but they also can be layered as I did here.
In this picture you can see the embossed butterflies that are below the intricate ones. When you die cut them, you should run back through with the embossing pad so all the embossed detail comes out. Before removing them from the die, I sponged on some blue Distress Ink, then used the Ranger "Emboss It Dabber" to add "clear" embossing ink. The butterflies were removed from the dies then sprinkled with "Wow Embossing Glitter". I love how that colors shows through the die cut butterfly that is layered on top. The butterflies were layered onto the pretty Spellbinders "Picot Edge Circles".
The background on this card was embossed with one of the Marianne Design "Cut and Emboss" designs. I attached a piece of blue card stock behind the die cut openings in the embossed piece. In the upper corners I added a Cheery Lynn corner. The sentiment is from the Penny Black "Gratitude" sentiment stamp set. I love the lacy look of this card so decided to die cut the Joy! card stand so I can send this stand with the card.
Here is a picture showing the back of this card stand. I use 100# card stock when I die cut these stands. They are not a sturdy as a metal or wood stand would be, but they do hold the cards well. My card is 5.5" x 6".
I thought I would give you a little tip. I like to put the card stand on the ScorPal and deepen that center line before trying to fold it in half. It is much easier to fold if you have a good score line.
To add a pretty look to the inside of the card I added the beautiful Memory Box "Riviera Corner. I really like how easy it is to add a die cut to make the inside as pretty as the outside. I did not add a sentiment inside yet, because I'm not sure if I'll make this a birthday or thank you card.
Memory Box "Riviera Corner" (998372)
Spellbinders "Picot Edge Circles" (S4-345)
Spellbinders "Les Pepillions" (set of 4 butterflies) (S4-371)
Cheery Lynn "Corner" (B165)
Marianne Design embossing folder (DS0913)
Ranger Emboss It Dabber (Clear)
Wow Embossing Glitter
Ranger Distress Markers