Butterflies and Scallops

Watercolor Wings, Butterfly Basics, Stampin' Up!

Thursday was my “craft day” at the office. Each month, crafters can bring something to work on and spend the day together. It’s a lot of fun – and we share ideas as we work. I wanted to play around a little with different ideas I’ve been thinking about.

For this card, I used the Striped Scallop thinlits to create a kind of lattice weave. I cut two from Tip Top Taupe card stock, then put them together. It took a lot of manipulating and moving to get them right. It’s actually very simple, but getting it straight in my head was a challenge!

For the rest of the card, I simply stamped some flowers from Butterfly Basics and colored them. I love the Blush Blossom/Tip Top Taupe combination, don’t you? Before I added the other layers, I mixed some Dazzling Details with a little water and used an aqua painter to splash some across the stamped layer. Then I sprinkled Gold glitter over it and let it dry

After stamping the butterfly from Watercolor Wings (using Blush Blossom, Calypso Coral and Tip Top Taupe on Whisper White), I die cut it with the Butterflies thinlits, and cut a detailed butterfly using the Bold Butterfly framelits and Calypso Coral card stock.

Since I was making this at the office and hadn’t brought any oval or circle diecuts or punches, I used a tag from the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits for the sentiment, then covered the tag part with a gold metal button. Finally, I added banners in gold foil and Old Olive card stock and some Blush Blossom cotton ribbon.

Remember – the Butterfly Basics set is available in wood mount, clear mount rubber, and photopolymer. The Watercolor Wings set is a photopolymer set, which makes it very easy to line up. And all of the sets can be bundled with the coordinating die-cuts – and you’ll save money!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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