Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Using Up Leftovers

Inspiration:  This card by Mary Fish along with my leftover butterflies from my last post led to this card.  Instead of using washi tape like Mary used for her card, I used strips of DSP in varying widths. I also added another butterfly because it felt like it just needed a little something else.  Note that I used the reverse side of the butterflies that I cut out for my previous post.

  • The vellum butterflies are attached to the butterfly underneath with a little multipurpose glue right in the center.  
  • I used the Tree Builder Punch again to make the butterfly center and the Cupcake Builder Punch for the little glimmer circles.
  • Since I'm a little OCD, I used grid paper to line up the strips to make sure they're straight.  I attached the card stock to the grid paper with a little post-it tape (you could also use washi tape) and started 1/2 inch from the bottom.  Once you have the first strip in place, the other two will be straight also.
  • The strip widths starting from the bottom are 1/2 inch, 3/8 inch and 5/8 inch.  I made them a little longer than 5" so I could snip off the extra.
  • I made a few extra cards and used my MISTI to stamp the greeting.  Since I started my strips at the same spot every time (the grid paper does come in handy), it was easy to place the greeting for multiple card fronts. 
Birthday Blooms

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
Whisper White Card Stock
     5x3-3/4 Main Panel
Blooms & Bliss DSP
     3 strips measuring at least 5" long - widths are 3/8, 1/2 and 5/8 inches (see above)
     (2) 2-1/2x2 Pieces for Butterflies
     Scraps for Butterfly Centers
Vellum Card Stock
     (2) 2-1/2x2 Pieces for Butterflies
Silver Glimmer Paper
     Scraps for Butterfly Centers

Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad

Butteflies Thinlits
Bold Butterflies Framelits
Tree Builder Punch
Cupcake Builder Punch (it's on the Clearance Rack for $10.80!)
Multipurpose Glue

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