I hope you have all had a good start to your week. I had a card making class today and it was the last class with 2 ladies that have become good friends (as most of my customers have) for a few months. They are going out of town for the summer months and I will really miss them! They both requested we make some cards with butterflies on them before they left, so this is one we made last week. This card features an “edging technique” that is a lot of fun…at least it is if you don’t mind cutting card stock! The card is made with Whisper White Card Stock, which was cut to 5-1/2″ by 8-1/2″, then scored and folded in half at 4-1/4″. The flower and leaf images were randomly stamped in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Ink on the card front. The greeting is from the Feel Goods Stamp Set (in the Spring Catalog until May 31, 2013) and was stamped in Melon Mambo Ink. I stamped 5 butterflies on the right edge of the card front in Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Daffodil Delight Ink so the right wings were very close to the right edge of the card and then trimmed around the right half of each of them. The butterfly image is one of 6 butterfly stamps in the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set. More of the leaves were stamped inside the card so they show behind the cut-out butterflies. The last thing I did was to add Dazzling Details to the flowers on each butterfly. You can use almost any stamps for this technique, but make sure they are not too difficult to cut out!
If cutting out images on card stock is not for you, you can always cut a 1″ strip from the right side of the card front, stamp the butterflies on a separate piece of Whisper White Card Stock, punch them out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch, and adhere them to the right edge of your card front so that half of them are on the card stock and the other half is not!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! TerryHave a wonderful day! Terry