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.