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Butterfly Brilliance

I am guilty of neglecting this bundle, I used it lots when I first got my hands on it but not so much since. I wanted to make a ‘clean and simple’ card and needed a focal point, a stamped and die cut butterfly fitted the bill perfectly.

I have stamped directly onto a 6 inch square card base using some texture stamps from Gorgeous Leaves. I tore a piece of scrap cardstock to create a mask and stamped using Sahara Sand and Gray Granite.

I then removed the mask and added some stamped off Blushing Bride dots and some of the little leaf trios in Soft Suede.

The butterfly has been stamped in Gray Granite, I die cut then trimmed in closer to the stamped image. The top layer has been die cut from Sahara Sand cardstock.

I have added some pink Elegant Faceted Gems to the body of the butterfly and some strands from Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain ribbon to the back.

The sentiment is from Hand Penned Petals and I have used the Messages die to cut the label. I have resisted buying the Messages die, I couldn't see how I would use it until I had a bit of a light bulb moment.

I die cut a load of blank labels so that I can pick the right size to stamp on whenever I need it. I created a template which I will keep with my Stamparatus. With a polymer stamp it is fairly easy to line up but using the Stamparatus means you can get it perfect each time. Just line it up, pre stamp to be sure and then pop the label in the aperture and stamp.

You can still get a perfect result with cling stamps, position your stamp on the Stamparatus plate, ink up and stamp onto the grid paper making sure it's tucked right into the corner. Then place the template over the stamped sentiment and hold in place with magnets. Like before, drop your label into the aperture and stamp.

The last thing was to add some more Elegant Faceted Gems to the card base, this time I used the white and clear ones.

I love the combination of warm grey and pink, can't say I've ever seen a butterfly that colour before but that's the beauty of crafting, no rules!

Here are the product links, thanks for looking,

Katie x


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