Hey there, friends! I am excited to be the hostess this week at The Paper Players
with a fun Clean-and Simple challenge...Butterflies!
With my crazy busy life, Clean-and-Simple seems to be the way my crafting is trending these days. I suspect it's that way for a lot of people right?! While I like Clean-and-Simple style, I still try to add small details that make the design intriguing....something that makes you say "how did she do that?"
Super clean design--just some card stock strips and a simple sentiment but the interesting part is the window sheet butterfly! First I adhered some cardstock strips to a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then, I die cut the butterfly from this piece with the Bold Butterfly Framelits. Next, the butterfly wings were clear embossed onto a piece of Window Sheet using the Watercolor Wings stamp set. The Bold Butterfly Framelits were used again to die cut a butterfly from my card base. Once I had my three pieces (card base, window sheet & panel), I started building my layers. The Window Sheet is adhered to the card base with glue dots and the cardstock panel it adhered over the Window Sheet with dimensionals. Basically creating a sandwich of card base, window sheet, and main panel. The last step for the front was the sentiment in Black Archival ink from One Big Meaning.
The inside looked a little plain through the clear window sheet so I lined up and stamped the solid butterfly from Watercolor Wings on the inside. I used a new ink color--Powder Pink--part of the new In Color palette coming from Stampin' Up in June! From left to right: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide
. Aren't they pretty?
Here you have a better view of the clear embossed butterfly wings from the inside. Isn't that a cool look?! Inside sentiment placement can be a little tricky with a clear hole in the middle of the card but the spot on the inside left works perfectly! There's still enough room to write a note around the butterfly on the right. So there you have it...Clean-and-Simple, Detail Style!
I hope you enjoyed today's card. Be sure to pop over and check out the rest of the lovely butterflies from my design team buddies at The Paper Players
. Maybe you'll be inspired to play along with us before our challenge closes on Friday, May 26th at Noon (PST)
. Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team