Friday, July 27, 2012

Delicate Butterfly

Back with yet another card sample that I created for my Stamp-A-Stack class and then also used as a swap at convention.  I used this for an "All Occasions" organized swap.  This card is fairly simple again, although it does rely heavily on the Big Shot

The two Cajun Craze 'fancy circles' come from the new Delicate Doilies Sizzlets die.  The Soft Suede circles come from the Circles #2 die.  Note: the smaller circle is a 1" circle, so you could use your 1" circle punch. Although, I found it easier to just cut it at the same time as the larger circle with the Circles #2 die. 

The lacey-looking border under the Soft Suede ribbon was done using the new Finishing Touches Edgelits die.  The butterfly was punched out from the gorgeous Comfort Cafe Designer Paper using the new Elegant Butterfly punch.  I wrapped some Linen Thread around the butterfly a couple times and kept it in place with a glue dot. 

The sentiment is from the Lovely Little Labels stamp set and punched out with the coordinating Little Labels punch pack

A closer look:

I had already used this particular sheet of Designer Paper for not only this card but also for THIS scrapbook page, so I knew I wouldn't have enough to make all my swaps.  So, I picked another one of the papers from the same Comfort Cafe DSP set and changed from Cajun Craze to Summer Starfruit.  Although I'm not usually a 'yellow' person, I think I may actually like this one better: 

I actually made 80 of these cards!  Seven I made as full cards and will keep in my 'stash'.  The others were just card fronts--65 for the organized swap and the rest for swapping with demo friends that I only see at events.  Here is an 'in progress' picture:

Stamps:  Lovely Little Labels
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Accessories:  Delicate Doilies Sizzlets L, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Circles #2 die, Big Shot, Little Labels Punch Pack, Elegant Butterfly punch, Soft Suede Taffeta ribbon, Linen Thread, dimensionals


Amanda Mertz said...

Great CAS design with plenty of details to keep your eyes busy! It looks great in both colors! TFS!

Sabine said...

I like this design!
Greetings from Germany

Cori said...

These area sooo cute! Love them!

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