Simplest card I've made in ages. It was really refreshing to to make something that came together so quickly. I blame it on that cute butterfly from LPS: Butterflies & Blossoms And of course that flourish that I lurve too much.
The card is a size I don't normally make but enjoyed a lot: 4 and 2/8 inches squared. Great size to cut from 12x12 cardstock with very little waste. :O)
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Stamps: Butterflies & Blossoms & Flourished Dove from Little Paper Shop
--Very Vanilla Textured, & Basic Black cardstock from Stampin' Up!
--Patterned text Paper from 7Gypsies painted with a gesso wash (tutorial here)
--Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste:Flora Bella patterned paper
Embellishments: Seed beads stuck on with Crystal Lacquer, Self-adhesive gems.
- Cut cardstock 4 2/8 inches by 8 1/2 inches fold in half to make 4 2/8 inch square card.
- Punch a mat from Basic Black cardstock (Jumbo Giga Scallop circle punch). Add faux stitches around the scallop with a white pencil crayon.
- Punch Scallop of gesso-ed patterned paper (Stampin' Up! punch)
- Draw antennae on the gesso scallop (the gesso lets you emboss using Stampin' Write marker) (SU)
- Stamp LPS flourish on a strip (4 2/8" wide) of Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste:Flora Bella patterned paper Cut along scallop
- Stamp Butterfly onto Fleuriste:Flora Bella paper in black craft ink & cut it out.
- Stick seed beads onto the butterfly with Crystal Lacquer for the body & self-adhesive gems for the head. (I like to use the tip of a paper piercer to line the beads up after I stick 'em on the glue. They're a really affordable way to add bling.)
- Stick it all together. Add a strip of SU black grosgrain ribbon with a bow tied onto it.
- Stick gems onto the flourish.
This is the body from the large butterfly stuck on the little butterflies wings. Sounds creepy, but it was fun to mix & match 'em so there were more beads (way sparklier IRL) :O)
The curvy basket that goes with this card was in yesterday's post: