I hope you’ve had a truly wonderful weekend. Yesterday I saw a photograph of a card I made in July 2013. The card featured four strips of different cardstock, at different lengths, and embossed with different embossing folders. At the end of each strip there was a small punched butterfly in the same cardstock. I checked out our new Butterfly Duet Punch to see if I could replicate the card! Unfortunately, the new butterfly is quite a bit smaller than the original butterfly, and it didn’t look as effective as the original. I also checked the butterflies that can be punched out from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP), and finished up making today’s card!
I have been keeping my eyes open for a card I could make where I could use the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack. When I look through the Botanical Butterfly DSP, I look at all the butterfly designs. Yesterday I turned the DSP sheets over and saw this fabulous Lemon Lime Twist design. I toyed with several different layouts, and would have liked to try at least two of the others. I didn’t have enough time, so I’ll save them for another day! One of the options is to use the DSP, the sentiment, the ribbon and the Lemon Lime Twist coloured butterfly only! It would look very clean but possibly too sparse. Another option is to adhere the black and white butterflies flat so they looked like part of the DSP design!
In yesterday’s video I said that the Ribbon Combo Pack had been designed with the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack in mind – all part of the Gingham Gala Suite. Likewise the Botanical Butterfly has been designed to co-ordinate with the Gingham Gala Suite, too. To finish off the butterflies, I added some Epoxy Resin Droplets along their bodies. They can be seen in certain photographs when the light catches them and show as rainbow coloured sparkles!
To decorate the inside of my card I added a layer of Basic Black Cardstock (CS) and then a layer of Lemon Lime Twist CS. I thought about putting Whisper White as the top layer, but decided against it because it’s easy enough to write on Lemon Lime Twist! I punched one of the large black and white butterflies which are the reverse side of the Lemon Lime Twist DSP. I have other ideas running around in my head to other projects I can mkae with this entire suite! If you only treat yourself to one suite from the Spring/Summer catalogue, I’d recommend you get this one! That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.