Sending you a little hello

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to use the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies with the Garden Lane DSP! I really liked pairing this DSP with Soft Suede and thought using the big butterfly with a small sentiment would be perfect. However, I wanted to do something a little different with the butterfly by keeping those little bitty pieces from inside the wings and give it some depth by adding layers. I will show you how I created the butterfly first and then show you how I created today’s card!

I cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, which gives you enough room to cut three of the butterflies. For the first butterfly, I had the die facing up (cutting plate, die, paper, cutting plate) when I ran it through the Big Shot so that I could keep the little pieces in place. I removed the cardstock piece, leaving the die upside down, and then used scotch tape strips to keep the small pieces in place. I was easily able to trim any excess tape (over the edge) with my snips:

I then cut two more butterflies out of the Mint Macaron cardstock and used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the layers together, placing a couple clear blocks on top to ensure the layers dry flat:

The base layer is this design from the Garden Lane DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

After the butterfly dried, I went over the outlines with my wink of stella pen and added three pearl basic jewels that I colored with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out the sentiment with the smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die and used the next size up to cut Soft Suede cardstock to layer under the sentiment, and use enough Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP layer:

I first tied the ribbon into a bow around the DSP base layer and then adhered the butterfly with liquid glue. (for me, I placed a strip of ribbon across the DSP and adhered a bow with glue dots):

I then adhered the layered sentiment pieces together, adhered the completed piece to the DSP with dimensionals, and then adhered the completed piece to a Soft Suede cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, use a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the same card front DSP along the 4” side of the cardstock:

Is there an easier way to keep all those itty bits from the butterfly in place? Very well could be, but for me, scotch tape seemed easiest and it’s sitting right on my desk. If you have another way, I would love to hear it by commenting on this post! I almost kept this a “safe” color combo of Soft Suede, Mint Macaron, and Very Vanilla, but then I compared it with Petal Pink and I really liked it! 

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