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Fri 27

Butterfly Specimen Cards

Good Morning Friends,

My inspiration for today's cards come from 'framed butterfly displays' and this quote from Henri David Thoreau:

"Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." 

I've always loved butterflies--they way they flit and flutter in the garden, their colorful wings and the magic and mystery of evolving from a caterpillar.  Here are two cards intended as "His & Her" styles.

Butterfly Cards-His & Hers

These cards combine the techniques of distress inking and watercoloring.  I die cut the butterfly backgrounds from watercolored paper, then inked the edges before layering the detail outline die cuts on top.

This is the card I designed for the guys...

Butterfly Card- His

And this one for the ladies...Butterfly Card- Hers
The note card was stenciled with white ink on the "Mesh" stencil before adding the distressed inked layers. 

I call these cards my "Faux Butterfly Specimen" cards--you can't go wrong with a butterfly card--everyone loves them.

#98894 Swirl Butterfly

#98876 Asti Butterfly Wings

#98261 Kaleidoscope Butterfly

#98260 Moonlight Butterfly

#98869 Rhone Butterfly Wings

#98863 Effera Butterfly Wings

#88517 Mesh Stencil

Happy Friday Everyone--thanks for stopping by!



Wonderful cards...bringing lots of hope

Both are just gorgeous, love the soft colors you used!

Très belles cartes! Bises

Both cards are fantastic, it is great that you included a masculine version, TFS.

Beautiful cards, Jenny. The dark blue one is my favorite!

Lovely cards. I like the background, It looks sponged.

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