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Monday, January 14, 2013

Pink and Butterflies - What Could Be Better?

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  For those of you who had to work, I hope you have a few relaxing days at home this week.  Both my girls work on Saturday's and one works on Sunday too so I know those days off during the week are very welcomed.

One of my favorite things to use on cards is the butterfly.  When Stampin' Up! retired their butterfly punch, I was very sad.  Once I saw that they had a new one in the 2012-2013 catalog, I was very happy.  It is called Elegant Butterfly.  Now imagine how thrilled I was when the new Spring mini catalog came out and I saw the new Bitty Butterfly punch.  I had not used either one of these on a card yet so I wanted to use them for today.  This is another Valentine's card for you.  Let's get going shall we.

This particular card starts with a base of Melon Mambo card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  I added a 4" x 5 1/4" layer of Whisper White to this.  Once I cut the white to size, I ran it through the big shot using the elegant bouquet impression folder.  After impressing it, I attached it to the base card using runner adhesive.

The greeting on this card is from a retired stamp set called Valentine Defined.  I used Melon Mambo ink to stamp it directly onto the white.  Now I know you can see the little line up above it.  I do apologize for that.  It just happens sometimes.  The butterflies were punched using the Elegant Butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly punches.  I punched them out of both Melon Mambo and Vellum Paper.  I ran the pieces through the big shot using the impression folder called Honeycomb.  It is a new one from the Spring catty.  I layered the vellum on top of the mambo and attached it using my two way glue pen just in the center.  I added the pearls to the center of the butterflies to cover the glue that might show through.  For the trail they leave behind, I used some light pink rhinestones I picked up at a local craft store.   The butterflies were attached using dimensionals.

I used the same light pink rhinestones to add to the center of the flowers.  I thought it added a bit of sparkle and color to the otherwise white flowers.  I also added a couple of larger rhinestones to dots next to the filigree.

For the inside I used a stamp I have had for years.  I got it at a local craft store.  I stamped it using Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White card stock.  I then cut it out using the heart collection of framelits.  I used my mambo ink and sponge to add some ink to the edges of the heart.  It is attached inside using runner adhesive.

This is a nice, simple card but I love the look.  Give it a try.  

Well that concludes my blog for today.  Thanks for dropping by and I will see you all tomorrow.

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