Good Monday morning All! I trust this will be a good week for everyone. We have been having a few days of really nice weather, for which I am grateful. I am not a big fan of hot, humid weather, so have been looking forward to fall. It feels like fall is in the air with the crickets chirping, cicadas humming, and my wrens gone. I heard the last one middle of last week, so they are on their way to wherever they go for the winter. I miss their cheerful song already.
Today’s card has NOTHING to do with fall, however, as I am following the Fusion Card Challenge. You can use the sketch, or the photo for inspiration, or both. I have chosen to use both. I like the curvy element and the pastels, though I turned it on it’s side as you will see.
I began by changing my mind several times, just because I could. The easy part was choosing the pastels: Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron and Soft Sky, along with Whisper White and some of that luscious Delightful Daisy DSP.
The curvy part was no problem either as I had purchased a set of dies from Scrapbooking Made Simple that are called the Flip Side. The bundle includes two vertical and two horizontal sets of about 5 dies each. I only used two dies from one of the horizontal sets. Love it! One made such a pretty curved base, and the other cut out the upper portion of the panel, allowing the pretty DSP to shine.
The first order of business after the work of choosing the colors and dies I would use was to cut the Mint Macaron for my base, which was liquid glued to the Delightful Daisy DSP. If using a directional DSP (this one has flowers growing, so don’t put them upside down!) be sure to cut in the direction you want. I then cut all the pretty butterflies. The large one and the Soft Sky butterfly are from the Butterflies Thinlits, while the two detailed ones are from the Bold Butterflies framelits. After cutting them I wanted a little tiny bit of bling, so I sprayed them with Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz for just a dab of glimmer.
I stamped the sentiment in Soft Sky with a stamp from That’s the Tag on the solid one, but it just didn’t look right. So, I tried just running it part way through the Big Shot with the detailed die, turning it several times to get the outer wings cut out while leaving (most) of the center part solid. That worked pretty well so I left it at that.
As I dry arranged everything I just wasn’t satisfied with the look, so each of the butterflies is backed with Vellum, which, I think, is much better. Each butterfly is bent at the edge of the body to give some lift to the wings. Glue Dots along the bodies adhered them to the base. Before attaching them to the panel though, I liquid glued that panel to the Whisper White card base. The butterflies were then added and each received some embellishment. The two smaller ones each got a matching Glitter Enamel Dot, while the bigger one got Pearl Basic Jewels along the body.
The inside sentiment from Window Shopping, was stamped in Soft Sky on a panel of Whisper White. The center part was blocked off with a Post It Note before inking, then removed. The little flowers are randomly stamped from the That’s the Tag set. I used Stamp ‘n Write markers in Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron to ink the flowers and Mint Macaron for the leaves.
The Mint Macaron mat backs the Delightful Daisy DSP, over which the sentiment panel is adhered. All are glued with liquid glue and adhered to the card base. This pretty pastel card is finished. Again, if you use a directional DSP, be sure it is cut the right way.
The envelope received a die cut butterfly from the DSP on the front, and a flap of the same gorgeous paper.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Card cuts and products used for this card are below.
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Card Cuts: Whisper White: card base 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″, inside sentiment panel 3-1/4″ x 4-5/8″; Mint Macaron: front 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Wisteria Wonder: large butterfly 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″; Soft Sky, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette: small butterflies, one each color, scrap approximately 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″; Delightful Daisy DSP: Front 4-3-16″ x 5-7/16″, inside 3-3/4″ x 5″, scrap for butterfly, flap 5-3/4″ x 2-1/2″
Product List (Products used but not listed below: Simply Defined Flip Side Mosaic Briar dies, Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker retired)