Saturday, February 18, 2012

Butterfly Thank You

I have a really simple card today, one that you can make with just one sheet of white cardstock and a few “tools”!  First thing you do is cut a piece of the cardstock to 8.5” X 5.5” and fold to form the card base.  Emboss the front of the card base with the Swiss Dots Sizzix embossing folder.  

From the remaining cardstock, cut a piece 4” X 4.5”.  Using the Hero Arts Shadow Inks, stamp the butterfly frame four times onto the cardstock – and trim around the outside edge. 
Using the spellbinders die – cut a small piece of leftover cardstock, stamp your sentiment and emboss as well (using the Swiss Dots embossing folder). Then taking the craft nibs from Ranger – dip them into the various inks and color lines of dots on the embossed surfaces of both the card base and sentiment die cut.  Here is a big hint – only color the areas that will be seen on the card – just a little tidbit I learned at the online card classes I’ve mentioned here before.
Then on the last remaining scrap of paper, I stamped the single butterfly – inking up the stamp with all of the inks used on the card (starting with the lightest to the darkest to prevent ink transfer onto the stamp pad).  I cut out the butterfly and layered it to the sentiment die cut.
Adhere all components, layering with foam squares.  Just for fun – to finish off the card – I stamped the butterfly stamp inside the card using soft sand ink, added bling for the trail behind the butterfly and tied a piece of bakers twine to the front of the card.
I would only comment that next time I would not emboss the sentiment portion of the card – seems a little busy.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamp:  (Butterfly Frame, Little Butterfly) Hero Arts, (sentiment sampler) Paper Smooches
Ink:    (Stone Wash, Butter Bar, Green Hills, Soft Pool, Soft Sand) Hero Arts Shadow Ink
Other:  (Playful bakers twine) My Mind’s Eye, (Craft nibs) Ranger, (labels fourteen) Spellbinders, (Swiss Dots embossing folder) Sizzix


  1. Just found it in my mailbox and Love Love Love it. Thank You!!!!!

  2. Still love it, and pinned it now! I can find the instructions again this way and maybe even create a card :)