Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day and I made this card for my husband's secretary. She likes to garden to I thought the butterflies and flowers would be perfect.
I started by stamping the image with Rich Cocoa ink on to Simply Smooth White cardstock from Discount Cardstock. The image is from the CR-02245 Botanical Butterflies stamp set from JustRite Papercraft. I colored the butterfly using Prismacolor Colored Pencils.
I continued to color the background on the image with more Prismacolor Colored Pencils.
To create the background I used a few colors of Distress Inks. First I covered the entire image with Old Paper and then added some Milled Lavender. Next I add just little touches of Faded Jeans and then I added Dusty Concord around the label at the top of the image. I very lightly misted the stamp with water and then stamped the image on to Simply Smooth White cardstock. I used the Grand Calibur and LF-168 Grand Large Labels to cut/emboss the label shape and then I edged it with Rich Cocoa ink.
To create the little flower cluster I used a Circle Pearl Sprays, Small Blue Porcelain Roses and Porcelain Calla Lily from Pro 31 Designs. **Be sure to check out the Exciting News about Pro 31 Designs at the bottom of this post!! Next I applied Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and Diamond Clear Glitter from The Rubber Cafe' to all of the flowers.
I also added some Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and Diamond Clear Glitter from The Rubber Cafe' to the wings of the butterfly for a little added sparkle.
Here is a close up of the butterfly image. I used the Grand Calibur, S4-114 Standard Circles Large and S5-064 Moroccan Accents to cut/emboss the die cut shapes. Then I used 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to layer and add dimension to the die cuts.
Here is a close up of the flower cluster. I also added a seam binding bow. I used Distress Inks to hand dye the seam binding bow.
Here is a close up of the Pink Rose and Sequins Trim from Pro 31 Designs. This trim is so gorgeous and sparkly I love it!! Rose and Sequins Trim is also available in blue.
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I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft CL-03725 Fleuriste Newsprint Background Stamp, CR-02245 Botanical Butterflies, CR-03570 With Sympathy (sentiment)
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Frosted Amethyst, Blue #67
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Inks Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Old Paper; Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, LF-168 Grand Large Labels, S4-114 Standard Circles Large, S5-064 Moroccan Accents
Accessories: Pro 31 Designs Pink Rose and Sequins Trim, Circle Pearl Sprays, Small Blue Porcelain Roses, Porcelain Calla Lily; The Rubber Cafe' Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Diamond Clear Glitter; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Winter White Seam Binding (hand dyed), Hot Glue Gun