Apr 8, 2016

Butterflies in Flight: Sending Hugs

Hi Everyone!   It's Ann here with a bright and springy card for today's inspiration.

I used the new Sue Wilson die called Butterflies in Flight (CED1611).  It can be used in so many ways...........on my card I chose to cut it out with the frame that comes with it.   This is what the die looks like:

 If you decide not to use the frame, then the die cut stays on the card and will not detach, giving your card a totally different look which can be seen on my personal blog.

To make my card, I first cut the swirled part of the Butterflies in Flight with the frame using blue glitter paper.  To make sure the frame came out centered perfectly all around the swirled part, I taped the dies together with some painter's tape.  Then I cut out six butterflies on vellum that I colored with Copics.   These butterflies are exactly the same size as the ones cut into the design part of the die.  No paper piecing involved here.  Simply turn the swirled frame die cut over, match up the butterflies in their correct spots,  and glue them on with a glue pen.

Cut the frame with the swirled part attached and some of the butterflies.

Turn the frame part over, run a glue pen along the white swirled area where the butterflies will go, and press on  your cut out butterflies.

This is what the panel will now look like (for demo purposes, I only used two of the four butterflies).

After cutting out the "sending hugs" from the Frantic Stamper Accessory Words #3 (FRA9467), also in glitter paper, I mounted it all on a piece of white card stock that was layered on a piece of blue glittered card stock.  The overall card measures 5 x 6.5".

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  1. Love this butterfly strip Ann and how you've used it! Beautiful card creation. Thanks for your tips/tricks! Great job!

  2. Wow doesn't this look like a beautiful pane of stained glass. Just gorgeous! Thanks for all of the good info!

  3. Oh Ann, this is gorgeous! What a lovely look of stained glass those butterflies give. Thanks for the great tips!!

  4. Such a beautiful card Ann, I love the stained glass window effect. Thank you for including all your tips.

  5. How beautiful, Ann! I love the stained glass effect. Thank you for showing how you made that happen. I might need that set now - thanks for enabling me, and sharing such a gorgeous card! hugs, de

  6. so pretty , like the shimmer paper for the framing and layering!!

  7. Wow, this is awesome, loving the shimmer


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