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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet, Botanical Butterfly, Birthday Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

Today's card was a fun and simple one.  I found it while surfing the net.  You can see the original card here.  

I don't usually use that large of a background piece and as I look at the card I think I would have worked this one out a little differently.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that I taped a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Balmy Blue card stock. 

I cut the gingham from the 6" x 6" "Gingham Gala" Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  It measures 3-3/4" x 5".  I taped it to the Balmy Blue piece.

The words are from the "Beautiful Bouquet" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I die cut the words using the "Stitched Circle" die.  

I took a piece of 5/8" wide white ribbon.  My ribbon is retired.  I didn't have the ribbon that was used on the original card.  I set the ribbon in place using glue dots.

I added some Dimensionals to the stitched circle and set it in place over the ribbon.

I punched out a butterfly from the "Botanical Butterfly" 12" x 12" DSP.  There's a whole sheet (two of them actually) of butterflies that are just black and white and waiting to be colored.  I punched the butterfly out using the "Butterfly Duet" punch.  I took the Balmy Blue sponge dauber and rubbed on some blue.  And then I took the Granny Apple Green sponge dauber and sponged it on the outer parts of the leaves.  I don't wash my daubers, I have them in a little case and they are each labeled.  That way I don't have to wash them.  I wait until I'm almost out of sponges and daubers before I wash them.  But now I know I have some ready when I need them.  After sponging the butterfly I set it in place using a Dimensional.  I bent the wings up a little. I often wonder if they just go flat when you mail the card.  

And for the final touch I added three sequins from the "Iridescent Sequin" assortment.  I just set them in place with a little white glue.  And that was it.

This was a very quick and simple card to make.  I LOVE playing with those butterflies.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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