I’m completely and totally in love with the card I’m sharing today, but it comes with a simple warning – unless you have oodles of time on your hands and unless you possess the patience of Job, this is not a project you should ever start. It sounds simple, but it’s frustrating and time-consuming. After I started it, I just HAD to see it through to completion. I’m thrilled with the outcome, but I’m determined to never, ever make another card like this. 🙂 Here’s my card:
And here’s the challenge banner for Jen Timko’s fun sketch that inspired my project:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Bit-ty Butterfly. With the introduction of the Bold Butterfly Framelits that create a large, solid butterfly that fits perfectly behind the Butterflies Framelits, we now have the ability to layer this beauty without snipping out a piece. I cropped a solid butterfly in Very Vanilla using the Bold Butterfly Framelits. I then cropped this gorgeous butterfly in Blackberry Bliss with the Butterflies Framelits and glued it down. No need to be careful with the glue, though, because I popped out the bits from three more butterflies (in Delightful Dijon, Soft Sky and Pink Pirouette) and glued them into the openings. Time consuming but smile-generating.
- Beautiful Sentiment. The first thing I noticed about Watercolor Wings (even before I noticed all the amazing layers you can stamp with this set) was the gorgeous sentiment hidden inside: The little moments with you matter a lot to me. I love the script of it and the super-sweet sentiment. That was the selling point for me! All the rest is just cream cheese frosting on the delicious cake – cream cheese, by the way, is the best frosting.
- Delightful Dijon. This entire card started with this paper from Bohemian Designer Series Paper. I’m not yet a huge fan of Delightful Dijon (it always takes me a while to warm up to the yellows), but I’m head-over-heals in love with this paper that’s all Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla. The card needed a colorful butterfly to complete its transformation. If you also like these colors, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Wings Papers: Bohemian Designer Series Paper, Blackberry Bliss, Delightful Dijon, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette Inks: Blackberry Bliss Accessories: Butterflies Framelits, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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