Thursday, March 12, 2015

Butterfly Basics Birthday

Alright, I don't know why I waited so long to order this stamp set, Butterfly Basics with matching thinlits. It is absolutely gorgeous! The butterfly's are so beautifully intricate and as long as you have the right "sandwich" to cut them, they come out perfect each time.

I perused the internet looking for inspiration, and believe me, there is a plethora of it! In my opinion, even if you don't order the framelits, this set is just so versatile. 

For my card base I used Perfect Plum. I guess people are correct saying when you get old you LOVE purple! It wasn't a go to color until a year or two ago.  I actually have to stay away from it or all my cards would be in the purple family!

I stamped all the images in Soft Suede, except the sentiment in Black Momento, the small butterfly's in Perfect Plum, and the leaves in Mossy Meadow on Naturals White card stock. 

To add some depth, I pulled out my retired SU Spritzer and Perfect Plum Stampin Write Marker and spritzed the background. Love that technique. As long as you don't hold the spritzer to close to the paper, which will cause blobs, it produces a nice spray.

As I mentioned above,  the right sandwich is necessary to get clean cuts with the framelits. I found that SU demo, Patty Bennett's suggestions worked best for me. There are other YouTube videos by other demos that are slightly different and you might find work better in your Big Shot. It's trial and error since each Big Shot is calibrated a little differently.

This is the sandwich I used
Bottom Plate ( I used my magnetic plate) 
One dryer sheet, opened(As others suggested, the Dollar Store ones work great)
Card stock
Wax paper
Top Plate
My cuts came out perfect each time. 

That's about it for today. I'm off to my Craft Studio here in a bit. I hope you have a blessed Thursday and can do something CRAFTY!


1 comment:

  1. This is such a pretty card! Thanks for leaving some love over on my blog!


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