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Sun 10

Side Butterfly Circle Twofers
by Trina Pham

Hello there!  Trina here and I am sharing not one, but two, CAS cards using the Side Butterfly Circle die from the 2019 Spring Collection.  First up is a birthday card, which happens to fit our Flower challenge this month.


Began by die cutting a circle from regular white cardstock with the Circle Basics set.  Used mini blending tools to blend on Cracked Pistachio and Shaded Lilac distress inks to create the background.  Next, the Side Butterfly Circle was die cut twice from X-press It cardstock.  Colored one of them with Copics, then adhered it to the background circle.  Trimmed the leaves off on the second diecut piece then stacked on top.  This was done to hide any messy coloring of the flower petals.


This garden scene was looking a little sparse, so the Lily of the Valley Frame was die cut from X-press It cardstock.  Any parts that I didn’t want were then cut away and the stems were colored in with Copics.  For the butterfly, the solid piece was die cut from X-press It cardstock and the outline from black cardstock twice.  Adhered one of the outline piece to the solid piece and colored with Copics.  Added clear shimmer for some sparkle, then topped with the second outline piece.  Dots were added with a white gel pen.  The sentiment from Birthday Blowout was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder directly onto a top folding white card base, then mounted the circle scene with fun foam to finish.


My second card is a lot easier and brighter, using only the butterfly from the Side Butterfly Circle die set.  I always love a good rainbow, don’t you?


Took a stitched Bristol A2 panel from my stash and masked an open strip across the middle.  Used four colors of distress oxide inks in Squeeze Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron to ink blend the rainbow.  Made sure to overlap the colors to get a good blend and secondary colors.  Flicked on some water and dabbed with a paper towel to give it some texture.  


For the butterflies, I wanted to try a new technique and watercolor on vellum.  The solid pieces were die cut from vellum and the outline pieces from Bristol paper.  Adhered the outline to the vellum, then watercolored from the back side with Zigs and a watercolor brush.  The vellum curled quite a bit, so had to reattach with a strong adhesive such as Ranger Multi Medium.  Added clear shimmer to the front of the vellum then added a second white outline to give it more dimension.  Black heat embossed the sentiment from Springtime Typewriter Sentiments to finish. 


That completes my spring twofers with the Side Butterfly Circle die.  Thank you for dropping by. 







What brilliant cards! So effective

Amazing both the cards! Love especially so much the circle frame with the lilies and how you used inks and markers to create that dreaming scene!!

That butterfly on the Birthday card looks like he's about to fly off the card - the colours are so realistic!

Both cards are so pretty Trina, I love your 3 butterflies with the colour spilling off the edge with your velum.

That birthday card is so beautiful!

Both of these are GORGEOUS! Love the bright butterfly with the black outline that looks like a monarch! The white ones with the vellum background are just as pretty!

These are two fab cards you've shared. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Your cards are just beautiful, Trina! Love them both!

Wow that is a gorgeous spring scene, lovely coloring and layering of the dies!!
Love the vellum backed butterflies, so pretty!

Both cards are so springy and pretty, Trina! Your Copics coloring of the first card is stunning and the layout of the die-cuts is wonderful. The ink blending of the rainbow colors of the second card is beautiful and the added vellum wings are a really nice touch. A fantastic showcase of the butterfly Side Butterfly die set!
Hideko xx

Amazing cards Trina! Your colouring is ALWAYS the BEST! I LOVE the deep colours you get and your amazing shading. The butterfly garden card is so pretty. What a lovely birthday card for someone special. And your rainbow blended butterfly card is so YOU! I love how you can add rainbows to so many things and think to myself ... "why didn't I think of that??!!". Gorgeous blended background and love the splats of water. Your vellum butterflies are gorgeous. Great showcasing of some of the new dies from Memory Box ... I need to go shopping!

love your first butterfly card.

WOW!!!! The butterfly, the flowers...amazing!

Your cards are stunning!!! I LOVE THEM!!! Thanks so much for sharing💟💟💟

Love how you manipulated the dies. The most eye catching and stunning cards....both of them x

Beautiful cards using your MB dies, Trina. I love your DOX background with splatters and die cut butterflies. Your circle CAS flower design with your gorgeous butterfly is so beautiful too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

What beautiful cards! I especially love the butterfly card--love the blended rainbow panel!

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