Monday, January 31, 2011

Bella Butterfly

Good morning stampers!
I think I promised to post this card for you all last Friday - it's another Letterpress plate card. So sorry about that! I've had a busy, busy weekend and my Friday really got away from me! Emma was off school for the third day in a row and my bff Lissa and I took our girls to the mall to get all of us out of the house for a while. Needless to say, not much work was accomplished that day!

So, here is the card - of course it's hard to see the Letterpress background in the photo:

I had seen a similar card on Barb Mullikin's blog a while back and loved it so much that I decided to make my own version. She tells me that her card was a case as well, so that just goes to show that a good idea, is a good idea, period!

For my card, I took a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock, cut lenthwise and folded in the center. After unfolding it (just wanted to find the middle) I laid it on the Letterpress plate and ran it through my Big Shot. Next, I sponged Pink Pirouette ink on the edges and rubbed it a bit over the surface of the card front.

I used the Lattice Die next and cut a piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock for that element. The butterfly came next, Very Vanilla with the Beautiful Butterflies die. After the Butterfly was cut out, I stamped it with the Bella Toile background stamp and Pink Pirouette ink. Those edges were sponged as well. I also used the background stamp on the inside edge of the card for a little interest there. My ribbon bow was made with Very Vanilla Taffeta and attached with Mini Glue Dots. Actually, there is no SNAIL at all on this card - it's all adhered with Glue Dots. :)

You can see the Letterpress a little better in this photo, not great, but better!
The final touches on this card are the Pearl Jewel on the Butterfly, which I curled with my Bone Folder, and the little banner stamped with the greeting from the New Level 2 Hostess stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It's called Something to Celebrate and has some fantastic greetings in it!

I just thought this was a sweet, simple card and the ladies at my January card classes loved it too!
Thanks for stopping by today - hope you get time to stamp something fun!

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