I made this card for my cousins 60th – from the front it just looks like an ordinary card front – but when you open it there’s a surprise inside.
The butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (which is carrying over to the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue) and have been punched out with the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch. These products can be purchased as a bundle (which means you save 10%) until 3rd June. After this date they will be available as individual products so be in quick to get the 10% discount.
When colouring in images with our Stampin’ Blends make sure you stamp your image with Memento Black ink, leave it for a few seconds before coloured in. I find the best card stock to use is the Thick Whisper White (or Very Vanilla). For my colouring I’ve gone with the Light Pool Party and Highland Heather. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet and was again stamped in Memento Black then die cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I love these dies and the effect you get with the stitching and being able to die cut the next size up to coordinate and add a contrast colour. The DSP is the Gingham Gala in Highland Heather. The background embossing folder is the Polka Dots Folder.
And then when you open the inside of the card – out pop two little butterflies – how cute are they? I coloured them in the same as the butterflies on the front, punched them out then attached them to a piece of Window Sheet. You will need to have a bit of a play to get the positioning correct then adhere the end of the Window Sheet to the card insert.
When closing the card the ‘fold’ goes into the centre and the butterflies get hidden from view. The numbers are from the retired Large Numbers Dies. This inside sentiment is also from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. I loved how this card turned out – my first attempt at this style.
Until next time …