Thursday, 7 April 2011

Flutterby!

Hi there! I have a simple CAS card to show you today, I used the sketch FLT134 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.

This is a perfect way to use up any tiny leftover bits of cardstock! I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and some scraps of Heidi Grace PP (orange checks) and Kaisercraft PP (green dots) - both papers are double sided. I used 3 butterfly punchies for each of my butterflies, so 9 nine punched from each of the papers - although the one on the bottom isn't seen, so you could punch it from any paper or cardstock scraps. The other 2 butterflies are folded in half, glue one half to the left side of the 1st butterfly, and the last one is glued to the right side of it. I used a glue pen as the butterflies are so tiny and the wet glue allows time to line up those wings properly. I hope that all makes sense to you, I should have taken some photos of the process but didn't think of that until later! Let me know if you'd like to see some pics. Making the butterflies this way allows a bit more stability, they aren't going to come off the card easily, and add more dimension. Before I adhered my finished butterflies to the white cardstock, I stamped the butterfly body from the Stampin' Up 'Butterfly Prints' set in Versafine Black Onyx ink, the sentiment is from the Stampin' Up 'Best Wishes and More' stamp set. Cardstock is Stampin' Up Perfect Plum and Sage Shadow.

It's a lovely sunny day here in Melbourne today, more like Spring than Autumn! I hope you're having a great day too!

7 comments:

Shirley said...

Absolutely lovely, Lynn!! I love butterflies and layers too! Wow!

Jenny Gropp said...

So VERY sweet!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word Lyn!! I just love all of those butterflies!! How sweet and such a nice CAS design too!! Smiles, Vicki

Kathi said...

Oooh. I love those butterflies and the clean lines on this!

Vicky said...

Very cute & very clever :)

Sonya said...

Totally totally cool!! Love this idea :-)

cardcrazy said...

I love this, the butterflies are all so pretty popped up!