Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another Butterfly - I am Obsessed!

Good morning everyone! I just wanted to pop in real quick and post this fun card for you. It is one that I designed last Tuesday for my May stamp camps and it was a HIT! I don't often do project in a monochromatic color scheme, but I may have to do it more often since I love how this turned out.

I started with the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper as my inspiration and used one of the paisley print pieces for my small butterfly. (This paper is still on sale with all the others - Buy Three packs, Get One FREE!) Anyway, I pulled out the pink tones in the pattern and cut my large butterfly with Pink Pirouette cardstock. Both butterflies were made with the Beautiful Butterflies Die (SU! exclusive) and my ever faithful Big Shot! Yes, I cut them both at once on the same die, easy-peasy.

After edging the butterflies with Rose Red ink I used my Bone Folder to curl the wings a bit then set them aside and completed the card itself. The folded card base is Rose Red cardstock layered with a piece of Whisper White. I stamped the small flower from the Simple Friendship stamp set three times on the left side for a border of sorts using Rose Red ink. I then stamped the butterfly trail from the same stamp set on a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock in Rose Red as well. This is mounted on another piece of Rose Red cardstock and adhered to the card front in the bottom right corner.

I then mounted the butterfly with Mini Glue Dots to the top of the stamped butterfly trail.

Now for the cool part - I used my always favorite Rhinestone Circle Fire Brads to create the antennae for the butterfly! Just open up the prongs and flatten them out with your Bone Folder. then twist them up a bit in a "V" formation, reflattening with the Bone Folder if you need to. This is attached with another Mini Glue Dot to the card front. I love this idea - necessity is the mother of invention, after all!

Lastly, I used my 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches to create the greeting, stamped with the Great Friend stamp set. It's just layered up and mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals. I also stamped the inside with the other greeting from this stamp set and some more flowers to liven it up.

I would love to hear what you think of this card and the new way to do antennae! Leave me a comment and speak at me! If I get 10 or more comments on this post I will draw a winner on Friday and send you one of these cards!

Happy hump day everyone! Get out and enjoy the sunshine - that's where I'm headed!

Oh, yes, be sure to come back on Friday - I'll be announcing a special offer for my Birthday Weekend - you won't want to miss out!




  1. That is definitely a WOW card! Simple, clean ... but striking! It goes into my file to CASE later. Thanks for sharing this one!!!

  2. Robin-I love the antenna idea!! It is just another evidence of what I already knew- you are so clever !! :-) the card it beautiful too
    Love Sue

  3. What a super cute idea Robin! I love your butterfly antennas! Woo hoo!!!

  4. Those antennae are awesome!! What a fabulous idea!!!

  5. How cute! What a great idea for the antenna Robin.

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. This is so pretty! Love how you used the brad!

  7. BRILLIANT idea for the antenae! Beautiful card, as usual. :-)


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