Friday, July 24, 2015

More convention swaps

Hello and welcome back! Today I have for you the card I made for Amanda and Robbie's 3 x 3 "love notes" swap. This swap appealed to me because of the small number of cards I needed to make - only 16! So, here it is:

You would think that because it is so small, it would be quick and easy to make. You would be mistaken! It was definitely a labor intensive card, but well worth the effort. Here's what it looks like on the inside:

This card was inspired by the project we made at this month's technique club that my upline has. We made a full-sized card, but I adapted it to make this little gem.

Here's how to make the butterfly:
Using the Watercolor Wings stamp set, stamp the two bolder images for the small butterfly with Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry on Whisper White cardstock. Die cut with the small outline from the Butterflies Thinlits dies.  On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the same two images using Delightful Dijon and Tangelo Twist. Use Early Espresso to stamp the smaller accent image. Then die cut this with the small lacy framelit from the Bold Butterfly Framelits set. Stamp the body on the butterfly with Early Espresso. (Note: wait until after cutting to stamp the body, so it lines up correctly.) Sponge the edges of the solid butterfly with Crushed Curry and the lacy butterfly with Tangelo Twist.

To make the card:
Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock 3 inches by 6 inches and score at 3 inches. Using the largest "scalloped" circle from the Circles Framelits, trim off the bottom of the front. (Note: be sure to only roll the sandwich into the Big Shot far enough to make the cut, then back it out.) Use the small outline framelit you used above to cut out a window in the card front. Now you can emboss the front with the Decorative Dots embossing folder, using the score line as a guide. Use the window as a guide to adhere your butterfly to the inside of the card and then stamp the antennae and the sentiment.

You could adapt this card for many occasions, and it would be the perfect addition to a gift bag or a bouquet of flowers.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


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1 comment:

  1. Loved your 3x3 swap at Convention! Thanks for making such a great card!!


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