Sunday, February 21, 2016

Butterfly thanks card featuring Altenew and Hero Arts

Hey guys!

It feels good to be back blogging for Butterfly Reflections Ink as a guest!  Today I have a thank you card featuring Altenew's Wild Hibiscus stamp set and the thanks die from Hero Arts' thanks stamp and cut set.

Here's how I created my card:

  1. I die cut a scalloped rectangle from a piece of water color cardstock using WPlus9's sunshine layers die.
  2. I masked off the scalloped edges, using the stitches as a guide, and repeatedly stamped the 3 butterfly images from Altenew's Wild Hibiscus stamp set with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the stamped images with Wow white embossing powder, and heat set.  
  3. I removed my masking tape, and watercolored the stamped panel using Tim Holtz distress inks.  I used Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, and for my purple, I used a combination of Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet.  
  4. For my sentiment, I diecut the thanks from Hero Arts' thanks stamp and cut set 3 times out of black cardstock.  I glued the diecuts together giving it some dimension, then glued it onto my butterfly panel.
  5. I popped the whole panel on some fun foam, and glued it onto a top folding A2 sized black card base.  (I don't use black card bases very often, but I think it makes the thanks die cut really pop!  I will use a white gel pen to write on the inside.)  
  6. To finish off my card, I added some enamel dots from My Mind's Eye's On Trend 2 enamel shapes, and covered the thanks die cut with glossy accents.  
  7. I have been loving creating simple matching envelopes for my cards lately, so I stamped the larger butterfly from the Altenew set with some Hero Arts Ombre Lilac to Grape ink.

I used a lot of favorites on this card!  I have loved enamel dots on my scrapbook pages for years and years now, and they are perfect for cards as well!  The Hero Arts thanks stamp and cut set is a favorite of mine, as I make many thank you cards, and the sentiments are perfect!  I also love that it comes with the thanks die!  The WPlus9 scalloped rectangle die is another favorite of mine, and of course I love my ombre inks and distress inks!

That's it for me!  I hope you like my card, and have a happy Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card! Love the watercolored effect!
    :) Marie