Thursday, September 29, 2016

Saying Hello using Blissful Butterflies!

I'm back again today with this Hello card and challenging myself to go out of my comfort zone where I played with ink sprays and than ended up with this card using these beautiful butterflies from Pretty Pink Posh called: Blissful Butterflies.  

Also, entering this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of "Anything Goes"

First off, let me say that I'm loving these butterflies and sentiment "Hello" as it can become any card depending on what is written inside. A Happy Birthday, Just Because, etc. 

Here is my card:
First off, I took a piece of watercolor paper measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and sprayed several colors of ink using Art Anthology with the following colors: Barbie, Granny Smith, Glorious, Siesta Key, and finished off with Gilded Gold.

I'm assuming you can get similar results with distress sprays, but since I had these, I wanted to give it a try. Moving forward, I took the Blissful Butterflies Coordinating Die and placed them on top of the water color panel where I wanted the butterflies.

Next, I used the curved scallop die from the new Scallop Borders set and ran the panel through the die cutting machine. Than it occurred to me that I wanted a little white showing, so I ran the border die again and adhered it to the panel. 

Next, I took the base card and added a strip of chocolate card stock to the right side but left a little white showing. Next, I die cut three (3) butterflies using watercolor card stock as my plan was to do some water coloring.  

To align the butterflies, I placed the panel on top of the card and popped in the butterflies. Once the butterflies where in place, I realized the card looked nice without coloring them. You could stamp the butterflies directly onto the cardstock.

Next, I added some white fun foam to the back of the panel using temporary adhesive. From there, I flipped the card around and placed the Blissful Butterflies Coordinating Die back into place to run through the die cutting machine to cut through the white fun foam.   

Now keep in mind, when I was creating this card, I was thinking of a shaker card and experimenting.
From there, I removed the white fun foam to add some acetate and than aligned the white fun foam back into place to glue down.

Since I was using watercolor card stock, I decided to use a stronger adhesive tape to ensure the panel stays in place, so I pulled out and added 1/4" Scor-tape before closing off this card. 

You could skip the acetate altogether, but for this card, I added it since I was planning on shaking things up a bit.

To give this card some sparkles, I used a combination of both 4mm and 6mm Sparkling clear sequins to add on top of the card along with adding the sentiment "Hello" where the coordinating die was so helpful and took only seconds to cut. 



  1. Pretty card Liz! Your background looks wonderful and you were right about the little bit of white scallop border showing!

  2. love how bright and cheery this is!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  3. Love the star Halloween shaker card!

  4. Love the background for the Halloween cards. :o

  5. Love the background for the Halloween cards. :o