Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Elegant Butterfly Card

I'm really enjoying the new Elegant Butterfly Punch (which coordinates with the Papillon Potpourri set) in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!  I just love the realistic detailed shape and ease of use!  The only stamping on this card is just the butterfly antennae and the greeting!
I simply punched six butterflies, two of each of the Designer Series Papers that I chose from the Summer Smooches Collection; the colors of the butterflies are Tangerine Tango, Real Red and Rich Razzleberry.  I die cut Whisper White with the largest of the Apothecary Accents Framelits then die cut a second one from Rich Razzleberry.  
Using the new Essentials Paper -Piercing Pack and my new Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath, I paper-pierced the Whisper White die cut with the coordinating template to punch up the design!  The greeting was stamped with Basic Black ink using the "here's to you" stamp from the fun Friendly Phrases set.
The punched butterflies were added in two stages; the first butterfly was adhered firmly to the die cut with Snail Adhesive then the antennae was stamped.  Next the second butterfly was added with Glue Dots just in the very center.  This allows the wings to be bent up adding nice dimension.  I added three tiny Pearls for the "body" of the butterfly plus a string of five along the lower center of the die cut.
The card base is Tangerine Tango, overlaid with Whisper White which has been dry embossed with the beautiful new Fancy Fan Embossing Folder!  (Love this!!)  A strip of the new 3/8" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Real Red encircles the white layer.  Over this is the die cut, which has been adhered to a second die cut of Rich Razzleberry (it was split in the center vertically in order to extend beyond both ends of the white).

I hope you've enjoyed the card.  It was really fun to make; I just love using all these fun products!  If you would like to order any of these, please visit my online Stampin' Up! website and click on the "Shop Now" button to access the store and order.  I thank you!

I appreciate your visit and hope you will come back by soon!

Have a Happy July 4th tomorrow!  God Bless America!



Zoƫ said...

Love the colours and layout a really pretty card. Zx

Unknown said...

This card is beautiful, Margaret! I love how you added the Rich Razzleberry to the die.
Have a Happy July 4th!
Sue Erickson

Happy Little Crafter said...

I just saw this card on SCS and you have made my day with this gorgeous card! What talents you have!

Tracy said...

Margaret, this card is just beautiful. I had saved your card on my iPad and it gave me just the inspiration I needed tonight. Thank you!!


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