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Monday, April 13, 2015

A Wetlands and Butterfly Framelits Birthday Card

I do have a lot more fun with these detailed framelits now since I saw how to cut them out using waxed paper on both sides of the card stock.  The pieces just pop out.  I never have to try to force them out and risk ripping my card stock.  It has made me love using these now.  I LOVED the doily one and I think it's still in the current catalog, though I could be wrong.  I still have it and I am going to find where I put it and have some fun with it. I found that one to be so frustrating because I could not get a clean cut and then I'd have to snip pieces out and try to pop them out. Many times I would tear my card stock and then try to glue it in place and make it look like it was okay.  I was not happy with it and now I could play with them all day long!!!  Okay, onto my card.

I think the Sweet Taffy decorative paper could have been replaced with something that had larger images on it.  But this scrap was laying around and I thought I would use it.  It's not ugly but it just needs something more.  

The words are from the Wetlands set.  Those are such fun words.  They remind me of the Sincere Salutations set.  It was a super fun set that had all the sentiments you needed in it.  I still have mine and use it now and then.  

The butterfly was done in Tempting Turquoise, as was the border layers.  And the rest of the card stock is Whisper White.  This was a very simple card to make and quick too!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


christi said...

today's card is very cute. in the comments you mentioned that you use wax paper on both sides of the die. my question is why both? I understand the placement between the die and the paper but why the other side? thanks,' c

Wanda said...

I saw on a tutorial that the lady put one piece of waxed paper on both sides of the card stock. It gave the piece a hair more thickness to be sure that the paper cut all the way through and the image came out clean. I have not tried it with just one piece of waxed paper. I'm happy with it working like it is so I will keep doing it that way.