Hello Lovelies! There's a lot more color on the way but as much I as adore vibrant hues, muted, neutral tones have their own quiet beauty.
Layering dies can seem overwhelming but the Brushstroke Butterflies are a breeze to assemble and I knew that I wanted to see them in vellum and metallics as soon as I laid eyes on them!
The full list is shown in the Supplies Gallery at the end of this post for your convenience.
But first we have some blingy butterflies to make.
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Embossed Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
EMBOSS CARD BASE
Emboss a 4"x 5 1/4" piece of Distress Heavystock using the Woven Embossing Folder.
Pop up with foam tape.
Adhere embossed layer to base.
DIE-CUT BUTTERFLY LAYERS
Die-cut the each butterfly twice out of vellum and 3 times out of Distress Watercolor Cardstock.
Also diecut the smaller butterfly out of gold Kraftstock and white cardstock.
Die-cut the each butterfly once out of gold and then copper Metallic Kraftstock.
ADHERE BUTTERFLY LAYERS
Adhere layers as shown using Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue or your preferred adhesive.
Tip: I like this one as it is not too runny and performs well on delicate vellum in spite of its thickness.
Rinse and repeat with the 2nd set of vellum butterflies using the gold die-cut accents on the wings and the copper butterfly body until you have a set like this completed:
THEY ARE SO PRETTY!
LAYER & EMBELLISH
Select your preferred sentiment from the Metallic Sticker Book and pop up with Foam Tape.
Gently bend each of the butterfly wings inwards towards the body so they give the appearance of motion.
Lay out the butterflies get an understanding of how you would like the wings to overlap and where to place the adhesive (Craft Tacky Glue).
Finish with adhering the sticker sentiments.
That cheesecloth texture of the embossing folder is something special!
The hint of gold on the styickers ties in perfectly with the metallic layers on the butterflies.
Lovelies, this simple card is a joy to assemble, just take your time and care for each piece and you will end up making something ethereal.