CAS Best of Butterflies Card

By the time that most of you read this, I’ll be on my way to the airport to catch a long flight across the country to our new house in the Atlanta, GA area.  Can’t believe that today is the big move day!

Today I’m sharing a clean and simple card that I made with the Best of Butterflies stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I used the whitewash painting technique for the butterfly, you can see a quick picture tutorial for this technique here on my Tutorials page.  My card design was inspired by the Retrosketches #67.

Best of Butterflies

I started by embossing the Crumb Cake panel with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder and adhering it to a panel of Pear Pizzazz card stock with SNAIL.  I cut the banner from Gingham Garden DSP and adhered it with SNAIL to the Crumb Cake panel.  I placed three Candy Dots Brad Bases through the upper part of the flag, then I added a Crumb Cake Candy Dot to the center of each brad.  I adhered the layered panel to a Melon Mambo card base with SNAIL.

Best of Butterflies 1

Next, I stamped the Best of Butterflies image in VersaMark ink on a Crumb Cake panel.  I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I used my Aqua Painter and Whisper White Craft Ink Pad and I painted the butterfly with the Craft Ink.  Then I colored the butterfly with my Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cut the butterfly image and a second square from Melon Mambo card stock with my Squares Collection Framelits Dies and I pierced the edges with my Paper-Piercing Tool and the Essentials Piercing Pack straight line template.  I wrapped the Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the butterfly panel, then adhered the two panels together with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then adhered the layered panels to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the card front by stamping the sentiment from the A Dozen Thoughts in VersaMark ink, sprinkling it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heat embossing it, punching it out with the Small Oval Punch and adhereing it with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Best of Butterflies 2

I stamped the butterfly image again on a Whisper White panel in StazOn Jet Black ink and I colored it with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with SNAIL.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Best of Butterflies (133345 clear mount only)

Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  Squares Collection Framelits (130921); Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984); Small Oval Punch (120908)

Embellishments:  Candy Dots Brad Bases (132293); Neutrals Candy Dots (130934); White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262)

Ink:  VersaMark Pad (102283); Melon Mambo (130134) & Pear Pizzazz (131266) Stampin’ Write Markers; Whisper White Craft Pad (101780)

Tools:  Aqua Painter (103954); Heat Tool (129053); Paper-Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Melon Mambo (115320) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, Square Collection Framelits die cut; Crumb Cake (120953) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, Square Collection Framelits die cut; Pear Pizzazz (131201) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Small Oval Punch; Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310) – 1-1/2″ x 5″ strip

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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8 thoughts on “CAS Best of Butterflies Card

  1. Bye. Bye Portland.  Hello Atlanta!  Hope you enjoy heat! Gonna be hot down there!

    Sent from Samsung Mobile

  2. GORGEOUS CARD! Best wishes on your move and hope the ugly weather is all gone by the time you arrive and move in!

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