Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blissful Butterfly

This card features one of the stamp sets--Bliss--that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration.  If you haven't already taken advantage of Sale-A-Bration, there's still time!  With each $50 purchase you can choose a stamp set or product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for free!  

The card base is Sahara Sand and I repeatedly stamped the scroll work image from the Bliss stamp set with Versamark ink.  For the butterflies, I used my Beautiful Butterflies Big Shot die.  The larger butterfly is stamped with the flower image from the Bliss set with Blushing Bride ink.  

To make the smaller butterfly, I took a small rectangle of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (p 39 of the Occasions Mini Catalog) and peeled off one side of the backing and adhered it to Blushing Bride card stock.  At that point I ran everything together through the Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterflies Die.  Then I peeled off the remaining Multipurpose Adhesive sheet backing and poured Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the top.  That gives the awesome sparkle.  :-)  In the center of the Butterfly is one of the new Vanilla Rosettes that are also found in the Occasions Mini Catalog on page 16.  

When I add the butterflies to the card, I used half pieces of dimensionals--one on each wing:  

This card also features another item from the Occasions Mini Catalog--the new Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder.  Instead of using the whole folder to create a card base, I just used one edge.  And since there wasn't an edge quite long enough to go completely across a 5 1/2" card, I just pieced it together--hiding the seam under the butterfly wing.  

For the Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, I used a strip of Sticky Strip placed onto the Blushing Bride layer, and then 'scrunched' the ribbon as I pushed it into the Sticky Strip.  Hint: If your ribbon seems like it won't say put, you can use your heat tool to warm up the Sticky Strip a little (even after you've added the ribbon).  Heating the Sticky Strip a little makes it super sticky. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed this card. 

Stamps:  Bliss, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Versamark, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Folder, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Big Shot, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Vanilla Rosette, Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, Sticky Strip, dimensionals


Desirée Spenst said...

Allison - what a fabulous tip about using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to make our own sparkly card stock - LOVE IT!! Fabulous card too - I'll definitely be stealing and CASEing :)

Amanda Mertz said...

so pretty! Great job extending the embossing folder. The sparkle is so pretty! TFS!

The Country Rose said...

What a beautiful card! It's so feminine. Love everything about it from the colors to the use of the embossing folder to create a border for the card.


Tiffany Bauer said...

This is such a beautiful card!! I will be featuring it on My Crafty Picks #6 on 3-6-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Take care!

Debbie Martin said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lois said...

Beautiful! Love it all and your instructions are very good. TFS