Sunday, March 7, 2021

Butterfly Beauty for PP531

Happy Sunday! 
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire is hosting our monthly Theme Challenge.
Spring is such a beautiful season! although our winter here in South Texas is not as long as what many others experience, it’s always nice to see everything starting to bloom once again. As soon as I saw the challenge, I decided to create a card with of my favorites, the Beauty Abounds stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Beauty Dies. I just love those big, bold butterflies! 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
This card came together pretty easily as the butterflies really steal the show! I added a layer of Blushing Bride foil (from the Love You Always Foil Sheets) to really make the butterflies stand out. I also used the Blending Brushes and the “sandy” stamp in the set to create a watercolor wash background. I thought the little border from the Stitched with Whimsy Dies added a fun touch without the need for lots of extra layers. 

Since the butterflies are pretty detailed, they can be a little tricky to adhere together. I used small dots of liquid glue but you do have to be careful not to use too much or it can get messy on the foil. I also popped up the layered butterfly with Mini Stampin Dimensionals. I love how this card came out and I hope you do as well. :) 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Blushing Bride Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: cut slightly larger than 4” x 5-1/4”,die cut border with Stitched with Whimsy Dies, sponge So Saffron background using a Blending Brush and then randomly stamp some texture using the “sandy” stamp in the Beauty Abounds stamp set
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock: die cut the butterfly background using Butterfly Beauty Dies
  • Love You always Foil Sheets (Blushing Bride): die cut the detailed butterflies using Butterfly Beauty Dies
  • Layer the butterflies together and snip off the butterfly on the bottom right to allow room for the punched sentiment.
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Blushing Bride ink, then punch out using Story Label Punch
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock: scrap to die cut three leafy sprigs from Butterfly Beauty Dies, accent with Wink of Stella
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (Blushing Bride) and Champagne Rhinestones
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card! I used the textured stamp to create a little So Saffron “sandy” border along the left side. Next, I stamped the floral image in Soft Sea Foam ink for some added detail. Then, the sentiment and a trio of butterflies in Blushing Bride ink and there you have it, a beautiful butterfly card ready to pop in the mail to a sweet friend. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday March 12th, 2021

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 
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-Anne Marie

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  1. Absolutely stunning, Anne Marie! Those gorgeous butterflies truly steal the show!!! A perfect spring card!

  2. Oh... my...goodness is this ever beautiful! The shimmer from the foil is marvelous!

  3. Wow this is so beautiful! I love the butterflies!

  4. I can't think of a better design to the Blushing Bride foil on than these gorgeous butterflies! Love the stitching detail and sponging also! Spring has sprung! Have a great week!

  5. THis is just gorgeous Anne Marie! I love those butterfly dies too - defintiely need to make a foil version, so pretty! Love the subtle background sponging and the inside decoration is beautiful too.

  6. Anne Marie, this card is stunning! The colors and butterflies scream spring. I love the foil accent. This is a WOW! Enjoy your week.

  7. Oh my gosh....that foil paper makes for a GORGEOUS card! Those butterflies are amazing! Your blended background is perfect too...what a piece of art!

  8. This card is some serious eye candy Anne Marie! Love the shimmery butterflies and the soft yellow background! You really stole the show this week with this beauty! Have a great day!

  9. Gorgeous card. Love the Blushing Bride foil over the die cut butterflies - beautiful. Love your sponged background also, it makes the beautiful butterflies pop even more. TFS

  10. Anne Marie, this is gorgeous!!!!! The shimmer is so beautiful and all those butterflies make me smile! You certainly rocked my Spring challenge with this beauty!

  11. Anne Marie, those butterflies are so feminine and so gorgeous! The inside reminds me of a wildflower meadow on a warm summer day! fabulous card, my friend


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Anne Marie