Usually when you're using Bigz in the Big Shot, you are planning to use the piece you cut out. Right? Well, I did just the opposite for this card.
I used the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die and cut the largest whole butterfly from a piece of quilting template plastic. The negative space that remained after I cut out my butterfly was then used as a stencil to create the large yellow butterfly.
After the butterfly was stenciled onto Whisper White cardstock, I ran it through the Big Shot once more inside an embossing folder to give it beautiful texture.
The orange butterfly, stamped with an image from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch was then added to the center of the yellow butterfly.
Would you like to give this card a try?
Papillon Potpourri stamp set
Calypso Coral cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Black StazOn ink
Daffodil Delight ink
Stencil made from the Beautiful Wings Bigz die
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Embossing Folder of choice
Fold a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" sheet of Calypso Coral cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Using blue painters tape, attach the butterfly stencil in place on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Use a Stampin' Sponge to sponge within the stencil, leaving the center mostly white. Carefully remove the tape from the paper.
Run the white piece through the Big Shot inside your choice of Embossing Folder.
Sponge all the edges with Calypso Coral ink. Adhere this piece to the card front.
On a scrap of Calypso Coral cardstock, stamp the butterfly in Black StazOn ink. Punch it out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Add it to the center of the stenciled butterfly with a Stampin' Dimensional on the back of the punched butterfly.
Add a Basic Pearl to the butterfly.