I think we can all agree that we need a little SPRING, right?! Even here in Florida, it has been cold, rainy and dreary. OK, I know I shouldn't complain...it's not snowmageddon but dang it's been nasty weather! So, with that in mind I wanted to bring on the spring with today's card:
This Butterfly thinlit die makes one gorgeous butterfly! Rather than make a colored butterfly, I used the thinlit to cut one from vellum cardstock. I love the soft, ethereal look of the vellum. I used the same thinlit to cut out a butterfly from a 4" x 5.25"piece of Pool Party cardstock and filled the negative space with a pretty pattern from the [Sale-a-Bration] Best Year Ever DSP. Filling behind the vellum gives a subtle color to the butterfly and lets me pull in other colors to the overall design.
I used a coordinating pattern from the Best Year Ever stack behind the butterfly to highlight the sentiment. The sentiment is from the Indescribable Gift stamp set and I punched it out with the Modern Label punch which I haven't used in forever! It was a little too large and hid the pretty button behind so I trimmed it down considerable and liked the way the button just peeked out from behind adding just enough Crushed Curry color to the mix. I thought it needed a little something else so I frayed some Crushed Curry ribbon, from the Best Year Ever accessory pack, and looped the threads on each butterfly wing using a couple glue dots. Love it!
I used the butterfly cut out from the front panel as a stencil for the inside laying it on my Whisper White panel and sponging on some Blushing Bride ink. Another sentiment from Indescribable Gift was stamped on/off randomly for a subtle effect.
I just know that the rest of the design team has some amazing inspiration for you! Be sure to pop over to The Paper Players to check them out. Then, head to your craft space and share your Spring projects with us before the challenge closes on Friday, March 6th at Noon (PST). Maybe with all our projects we can bring on Spring that much faster!
The Paper Players Design Team
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.