Monday, May 29, 2023

Welcome Spring

Simon Says Stamp | Beautiful Days Release

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Hi everyone!

I absolutely love change.  I think changes are when the most amazing things happen, and I can tell you honestly that changes have resulted in some of the very best times in my life.  That might be why I have an affinity for butterflies:  the perfect example of how change can produce something totally beautiful.  

Which leads me to my card today: A simple, beautiful butterfly welcoming spring.  It is an easy card to make but the texture and simplicity bring it up a level.  I hope you love it as much as I loved making it.

To make this card yourself:

1.	Die cut the butterfly from white cardstock and gently ink blend it with your favorite colors.  I ink-blended Celery ink across the entire butterfly, including the center, then I ink blended lightly over the body and the start of the wings with Seafoam.  
2.	Using a 4 x 5 ¼” white panel, use the die to emboss the butterfly die three times – one time being in the center.  To emboss with a die, you need to use your rubber matt so that the die presses rather than cuts.  Your die cutting machine should have instructions for how to do this as it is unique/different for each machine.   
3.	Heat emboss your sentiment onto the panel using black pigment ink and clear embossing powder.
4.	Use foam adhesive to adhere your panel to your card base.
5.	Use liquid glue to adhere your ink-blended butterfly directly over the center embossed butterfly on your card - but only glue the body of the butterfly (and the portion around the body) so you can bend the wings gently upwards so the butterfly looks like it  is flying over the card.
6.     Use a bit of Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to the body of your butterfly.
7.	Add a piece of twine around the top of the card and a few iridescent pears for some shine and interest.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. This is super-gorgeous! I love it!! This die is a little hard to get all the way punched-out and is a little delicate but it’s so pretty…. And using it to emboss is a great idea. I used this die at Create and think your card is GORGEOUS with the colors you chose. The blended green-yellow palette is amazing! Great card!!
    Lori S in PA


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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.