I know. I'm quite obsessed with the Brilliant Wings dies (page 169, Annual Catalog). You are probably tired of having me use them in card after card. They are just simply perfect and one is prettier than the next.
This particular butterfly, as well as a couple of reincarnations, equals the star of this card. Why do I say "reincarnations" you ask? Check it out. I used three separate dies to create my sandwich of butterflies.
I love the way this sandwich gives the card so much interest and dimension. Other than the stack of butterflies, not too much else was needed to complete this card.
The beautiful marbled paper came from a long ago Paper Pumpkin kit, and I picked up the various colors in this paper to use in the three butterflies.
Centering the card and the butterflies is a strip of Fresh Freesia cardstock which I embossed with the Script Embossing Folder. Initially, I didn't have the strip embossed, and it completely lacked interest and brought the card's effect down. The embossing fixed that.
The pretty sentiment, from Itty Bitty Greetings, was stamped in Blackberry Bliss, another of the colors from the marbled paper.
Although it is retired, I will never, repeat NEVER, stop using the Ornate Frames dies. I used one of these to cut out the sentiment. I popped it up midway between the bottom of the card and the butterfly with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The final touch included a couple of pink rhinestones to bling up the butterfly's body.
Please share with us how you feel about the Brilliant Wings dies and if you use them frequently. While we're on this subject, do you own and use the Ornate Frames dies? Don't you think they're the BEST?