Well, I say this is a quick and easy card, and it should have been, but only after a couple trials and errors to get on the right path. Let’s just say I had visions of the butterflys being much bigger, and leave it at that.
About my card
1. See what I mean about the way bigger Butterfly. I thought, oh, cool, I can stamp the butterfly using the Swallowtail background stamp, maybe even snip it out, color it in, mount it on dimenstional with some curl to the wings so it has the illusion of flight. All that was in the plans. Until I put them to paper. I stamped, I embossed, I colored, I snipped, I layered. And it was horrible. Ok, Plan B
Now, really, about my card
1. I still wanted butterflys and loved my color combination of pink pirouette with cherry cobbler and crumb cake so I pulled out Best of Butterflies stamp set and selected the one that coordinates with the butterfly punch. Perfect. The stamp on the flag is from Morning meadow. I had to have something to draw the attention of the butterflies, otherwise they wouldn’t have landed in just the exact right spot on my card.
2. A little bit of texture. Notice the texture in the crumb cake layer. That is actually an embossing folder from The Paper Studio. I purchased that before I’d even heard of Stampin Up so I don’t currently own the fancy fan embossing folder but it would totally work here. I also selected the pattern of the pink pirrouette paper for the flag to coordinate with the embossing.
3. Gotta love the Candy Dots. The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake. I cut it down to just about the size of the sentiment and rounded the corners, but it looked a bit empty above the Happy. So candy dots to the rescue.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you liked my butterflies, even little ones.
What I used