I worked this card a little backwards by starting with a 5.5 x 4.25 white card and cutting the turq and white layers to fit it. I did it this way in order to figure out what size to make my top, diagonal cut turq mat. After I cut it, I used a border punch along the inside edges and all layers were edged with a black marker before assembling. I had some backgrounds I made previously (the pinkish one was done with dye reinkers mixed w/ water and spritzed onto c/s; the turquoise was spritzed w/ bleach) and I stamped two sizes of the butterfly on them and black embossed them. I cut two full butterflies out and used two sizes of butterfly punches on the rest. The sentiment was cut with an oval Nestie and I made a 1/2 inch Faux Brad and attached it to a 3/4 inch punched black circle and attached it in the upper right corner.
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Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 GMT Views: 1160
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 23720
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 @ 8:27 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous! I am totally into butterflies these days and this just made me smile. LOVE it. Everytime I go outside my house, I am greeted by some beautiful butterflies! Thanks for sharing.
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