Today I reread the posts from our Blog Blitz of the last two weeks, looking to see if we'd missed any stamps from What's in the Box. I found that no one had used Wonderland Butterfly E1713 or Leafy Background E1715. I decided to see if I could use them together on a thank you card.
These are the materials I pulled out to use:
Stamps: Wonderland Butterfly E1713;
Leafy Background E1715;
and (not photographed) Thank You A445
Distress Inks: Broken China; Black Soot
Papers from the Minuet 6X6 collection
Cards: Russian Sage
Here's the finished card:
Cut a 2" wide piece of the butterfly paper that has two tiny versions of the Wonderland Butterfly and adhere it to the left side of a Russian Sage notecard. Ink the edges of the card with Black Soot.
Using another Russian Sage notecard and the Broken China Distress Ink, stamp Leafy Background E1715 twice. Cut out one and ink the edges with Black Soot. Punch two circles of different sizes from the other image. Stamp Thank You A445 in Black Soot on the smaller one and ink the edges of both circles with Black Soot.
On the piece of paper that has the branch and the muted sheet music, stamp Wonderland Butterfly in Black Soot over the sheet music, cut out, and ink the edges with more of the Black Soot. You can snip off the antennae rather than trying to cut around them.
Adhere the leafy background image to the notecard, placing it in the upper right.
Stamp Wonderland Butterfly in Black Soot over the Leafy Background, going off the edge a bit onto the butterfly paper. Use pop dots to place the cut out butterfly on top of the stamped image. (Note that the antennae are stamped onto the background.)
Pop dot the large circle in the blank space on the lower right of the card front. Pop dot the smaller Thank You circle on top of that.
Add a piece of sheer white dot ribbon tied around the card and finished in a bow.
I've needed to make a lot of thank you cards recently. Wonderland Butterfly and Leafy Background work together beautifully with all the new Minuet papers if I vary the colors of Distress Ink I use for the Leafy Background and select notecards in complementary hues. There are some lovely greens and blues in this collection and a stunning gray which would be perfect with black and white and silver accents. I usually dislike making more than one of any particular card, but I think I could make a dozen or more of this design because of all the options available with just a few materials.
p.s. Two other little stamps didn't show up last week either,
Street Light B1727 and Fence B1731 (cloud on the side).
Combined with City Tree B1724,
this is the small scene I created for a tiny 3X3 enclosure card: