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Fri 27

A Butterfly to Brighten Your Day


  It's rain or shine lately--a few days of rain followed by a few days of glorious sunshine.  Spring can't make up it's mind.  I've noticed quite a few hummingbirds and butterflies and was inspired to make this butterfly card.

  I created an embossed alcohol ink background for this pretty butterfly by placing a few drops of alcohol ink onto a small piece of felt then dabbing the color onto a 3 1/2 x 5" shimmer sheet panel (mylar).  The variations are endless when you play around with different colors combinations.  Add your favorite colors until you're happy with the outcome.  I used teal, brown and metallic copper diluted with blending solution--it will dry in just a few seconds.

 Place the panel inside an embossing folder and run though a CuttleBug or Big Shot machine using manufacturer's instructions for embossing. Use a sanding block to remove the ink on the raised design revealing the base shimmer sheet color.  

 Die cut both parts of the butterfly and layer the pieces together (don't forget the body) --attach to your card with a tiny foam square to raise him off the card.  Gently bend the wings forward.

 Die cut the label and stamp your thank you message---raise this up with foam dots too.

 A simple satin ribbon and paper flower completes the flutterby card and it's ready to brighten someone's day!


    98264 Darla Butterfly Die

    98265 Vivienne Butterfly Die

    98139 Primo Label Die

    B1751 Thank you Combo Stamp

    Alcohol inks

    Blending solution

    Embossing Folder

    Shimmer Sheet panel

Happy Friday---Have a great weekend!



Such a beautiful card...thanks for sharing it! Will have to try that technique!

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