The butterflies were a-flutter at my March Stamp-In Workshop. And, this is what the girls made.
With the exception of the black rhinestones and the thin ribbon around the thicker white trim, which are both retired, everything will be carried over into the new Annual Catalog that goes live June 4. Although I must mention that the adorable gingham check paper on which this card is based will retire at the end of the Occasions Catalog, June 3.
A little bit of a <crooked> close-up of the focal point:
With the addition of the chunky ribbon treatment, the black rhinestones, the fluttering butterfly wings and the oval popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, the card boasts a nice dimensional profile.
Also, this card has a slightly smaller size than the traditional A2 size, measuring 3 1/2" x 5". I used the Note Cards and Envelopes, pictured on page 193 of the Annual Catalog. A really nifty size that mails perfectly!
How about I teach you how to make a card like this? Read on!
Whisper White cardstock
Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (page 35, Occasions Catalog) - RETIRING
Note Cards & Envelopes (page 193, Annual Catalog)
Butterfly Gala set (page 35, Occasions Catalog)
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Whisper White Flax Ribbon (page 35, Occasions Catalog)
Butterfly Duet Punch (page 35, Occasions Catalog)
Organdy Ribbon (from Sale-A-Bration)
To the note card, add a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of black cardstock, leaving equal edges at the top and sides.
To this, adhere a 3" x 4" piece of the purple Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.
From Whisper White cardstock, die cut the largest oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the butterflies in black ink. Stamp the solid portions of the butterflies in Highland Heather ink. Add the bodies in black ink.
Use the Butterfly Duet Punch to punch out the two butterflies. Adhere them to the white oval, bending the wings slightly upward.
Add a few black rhinestones.
Tie a piece of the purple ribbon tightly in a knot around a 2" piece of the Flax Ribbon, snipping the ends as needed. Adhere this to the lower left of the oval.
Add the oval to the center of the gingham piece with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.
On a 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in black ink. Add it with a few Dimensionals to the bottom of the card.