Jun 27, 2016

Layered Butterfly

Good Monday Morning! 
Donna Phelan back again, to share another butterfly card with you.
I die cut the Small Lace Butterfly With Angel Wing die, by Cheery Lynn out of Core'dinations Glamorous Glitter Paper.  Man, is this butterfly gorgeous.....and it is anything but small.  It measures 2  3/8 x 3  3/4.  BIG.  BOLD.  BEAUTIFUL.  The lacy details are remarkable!  I also used the Angel Wing die.  This thing is so clever!  It's really only 'half' a die.  Which cuts down on your cost, what's not to love about that!!!
You just fold your card stock in half and line the end of the die up to the fold line, cut and wha la, a beautiful full sized die cut butterfly to back on to your beautiful full sized lacy butterfly die cut.  CLEVER!!!
After layering my lacy butterfly cuts I thought it would be interesting to cut another, totally different shaped butterfly from some Designer Paper, and layer that on top!  I cut one butterfly from the Butterfly Set #2 by our very own product line, Dies R Us Dies, from a very thick card stock that I have in my stash and then Designer Paper, adhering the 2.  This made a nice sturdy chipboard-like accent.  What do you think?  Kind of different, kind of interesting?  Kind of? 

Texture added to my Blue Raspberry card stock using a Darice Lace Doily Embossing Folder.  I also added an actual doily to place my butterfly centerpiece on.  Beneath the doily I die cut a Spellbinders Standard Circle out of Fun Foam.  This gives the card a bit more dimension and makes for a nice sturdy resting spot for my butterfly.  I decorated all around with the Dogwood Blossom Corner die by Poppy Stamps, cutting several and snipping apart, placing them where I needed them. 

Lastly I added lot of adhesive pearls in different sizes, including one as a flourish, to show the flight of my butterfly.  A strip of Designer paper on the inside to finish the card off.  I very rarely add an inside sentiment, preferring to write a heartfelt note.
Here's what I used:
Small Lace Butterfly With Angel Wing
Cheery Lynn
Butterfly Set # 2
Dies R Us
Dogwood Blossom Corner
Poppy Stamps
Thanks so much for fluttering by!


  1. Gorgeous card, I love all the detail you have created, especially the lacy butterfly, it's really pretty!

  2. Gorgeous, love the colors and layout, beautiful lace butterfly and very clever ideas with them too. So love how you used that corner die all around!!

  3. The white against the blue is so elegant looking. And the addition of the pearls makes it even more so.

  4. What a stunning card! I love how you layered up those sweet butterflies. So clever and so pretty. I also love the dogwood corner piece you used all around. I'll have to give that a try as that's one of my favorite dies! Thanks for inspiring!!

  5. OMGGGGG!, Love the colors and details on this beauty. Those dies are fabulous and creativeness is gorgeous.


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