- Butterfly Duet Punch 148523—Currently non-orderable, but will become available again approximately April 1.
- Gingham Gala DSP 148554—Backordered; available around March 25.
- Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins 148561—Backordered, available around March 25.
Perennial Birthday Recessed Butterflies Card
Don't miss your chance to get your hands on the lovely Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper before it's gone at the end of this month! It's simply spectacular when paired up with the Butterfly Gala Bundle of stamps and Butterfly Duet Punch. Here's a quick and simple pair of cards featuring those pretty spring butterfly shapes!
Background Basics—This card begins by adhering a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the Botanical Butterflies DSP onto a Gorgeous Grape vertically-folded card base.
Focal Point—I stamped the Perennial Birthday sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a 2-1/2" x 4" piece of Whisper White. I was careful to leave room on the white piece for the punch and ribbon. Next, I adhered the layer onto a 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock, then I punched the two butterfly shapes with the Duet Punch.
TIP: For perfect alignment, you can stamp any of the duet butterfly images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in any color onto the white piece, then it's easier to line up the punch and get it just in the right spot!
TIP: When punching through two layers, I like to line up the punch, press down just enough to hold the paper in place, then lay the punch on the table to punch. This gives you much more leverage and power to get through both layers, and it helps protect your hand from accidentally being pinched.
I tied some Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon around the layers, then popped them up with Dimensionals onto the card front.
Finishing Touches—I decorated the butterflies by adding Rhinestone Jewels inside the butterfly shapes to represent the butterfly bodies. So darling!
Two Cool—For the second version, I started with the Lemon Lime Green pattern of Botanical Butterflies DSP mounted on a Basic Black card base. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and mounted the focal point onto a Basic Black layer.
Finishing Touches—I tied some Lemon Lime Twist Ruffled Ribbon around the layers and added black rhinestone jewels from the Faceted Dots embellishments. This one looks a little dressier, don't you think? I love that Lemon Lime Twist In Color with black! I'm surely going to miss that color when it retires by the end of May. If you want anything in that color, don't wait! In Colors and coordinating products will likely be among the first to sell-out once the retired list is released in mid to late April.
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