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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Freshly Made Sketch......You Are My Sunshine

Happy Thursday Peeps!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week on The Freshly Made Sketches Blog.

I wanted to use the Butterfly Thinlits to make this pretty Monarch type butterfly. I was sooooo late getting on board with these butterfly dies, I do not know why????? I didn't get them when they were first released and by the time I did want them they were out of stock  and on back order for a long time.
 I have had so much fun with this die in particular out of the set. I decided to inlay them with color to mimic a Monarch Butterfly. I love seeing them in the late Summer here, and I think everyone can relate to their beauty in some way.

Anyway I die cut the butterfly first with Basic Black card stock and then glued it onto some scrap white card stock. I then die cut it again with White, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry card stock. I then begun to glue in the individual pieces. That took a bit of time and was a little tedious but I do love the look.

The base of my card is Crumb Cake and then a layer of white and then another piece of Crumb Cake that I stamped with the Hardwood BG stamp. I used Crumb Cake ink for that.
I then used a doily for the circle element in the sketch. Next layer is the piece that the butterfly is mounted onto. I used white and Crushed Curry card stock for that. I hand drew in the butterfly trail trail lightly with a pencil and used my mat and piercing tool to poke the holes.
I added this piece to the base with some dimensionals. 

The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder onto black card stock. The sentiment comes from the Ray of Sunshine stamp set. 

I added some rhinestones down the middle of the butterfly graduating the sizes downward as I went.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Happy Stampin!!!!



Wendy said...

Gorgeous card!! Love how you created that butterfly, Vicki! It looks like the real thing if not better! :)

Jenny Engelke said...

Wow! Tedious gluing but totally worth it! Your butterfly is so striking!

Linda Callahan said...

That is one glorious butterfly! Gorgeous card!

Janine said...

So going to try this with the butterfly die but will see if using the transfer adhesive sheets make the gluing an easier option. thanks for sharing!

Jenny Mutter said...

I am going to make this - I only hope I have the patience. Beautiful card. Thank You.

Jen Timko said...

The result is totally worth it. I'm trying this is gorgeous!! Glad you shared with us this week at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Such a beautiful card! Love that butterfly! All that work was definitely worth it! Looks amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

Such a beautiful creation! :)