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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friends & Butterflies

I just LOVE this butterfly from the Stampin' Up! "Gods Beauty" set. There's a leaf, flower and a quote in the set too but I REALLY like this butterfly!! I love embossing it and coloring it in. It really doesn't take long to color at all. I did use a marker and a blender pen for my coloring.

The decorative paper is some left over from the Persian Summer package. I thought it was pretty and it looked like a butterfly would blend well with it.

The word stamp is from the "All Holidays" set. That's another fun set to have. It covers many events and occasions.

The oval was cut out using a Sizzix die. I've had that one in my workroom for about 4 years now. I used it a lot when I first got it and then I just forgot about it. Maybe because there were too many other things to play with!!! LOL

I cut out the vanilla and Perfect Plum card stock separately. I think I could have done them together but I like to cut out one at a time (unless I'm making a bunch). I used Perfect Plum ink for the words and I sponged the edges of the oval with the Perfect Plum too.

I did find it difficult to line up the oval. Maybe on something like this it would be better to cut the two out at the same time and mark on the back where they would line up. But I did manage to get the oval inside the frame. It's kind of sweet yet kind of blah. I'm thinking that maybe I should have stamped the words in black instead of plum???

Do you like how perfectly I cut out the butterfly??? I didn't!!! I cut it out close to the embossed areas and then I took a black Sharpie marker and colored in the edges to hide my horrible cutting, especially on the antenna.

This butterfly would be pretty done in vellum. I may have to try that sometime!!! In my spare time!!! LOL

I do like the way it turned out and I'm sure my friend will too.

Thank you SO much for visiting today and I hope you are enjoying your day,
Wanda

2 comments:

Danni said...

Very nice card!

Diane said...

Gorgeous Wanda! Your butterfly is very stunning!!!!