Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Butterfly Smooches

This Sunday afternoon, I finally finished a card that had been in the works for more than a week.  I had some scraps leftover from my Shades of Spring paper that I was itching to use in a card, and a vague idea of how I wanted the layout to look -- just didn't have the time to work on it until my hubby and the boys went hiking and left me behind (I'm recovering from a cold, so wasn't quite up for hiking in the mountains!)  Then, it actually came together pretty quickly.  Here it is:

For the card, I used Regal Rose card stock, then layered on a piece of Pretty Pink card stock, and attached the designer paper strips to that.  Here's a close up of the designer paper strips (so pretty, just couldn't bear to toss them in the recycle bin!):

The little designer paper circles at the side were punched out using the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  I used rhinestones from the Eggscellent Eggs kit to add some bling there, and also on the butterfly. 

The butterfly is cut from wool felt using the Big Shot Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies die.  I used two pieces from that -- the smaller one I stamped with the outline flower from A Beautiful Thing stamp set in Regal Rose Classic Ink.  (Yes, you can stamp on felt!  And, it actually would have been a pretty clear stamped image if I hadn't done what I did next . . . or had waited and stamped after that step!)  Then, I spritzed the butterfly first with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz (TM), and then with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  The Smooch Spritz is very fun stuff . . . will be available for purchase with the new Summer Mini Catalog, starting May 1st!

Here's a close up of the butterfly:

and another angle:

Hard to capture the subtle shimmer on the felt from the Smooch Spritz, but hopefully you get the idea! 

The butterfly is on a So Saffron circle, cut out using the Circle Scissors Plus, and I also Smooch Spritz-ed that piece.  Here's a close up so you can see a little bit of the sparkle on that:

Love the happy, spring feel of this card . . . hope you do, too!

- Michelle


PocketsOfInspiration said...

I really like what you did with that Shades of Spring paper in the background. Great idea! Thanks for stopping by today.

Robin Merriman said...

Michelle, this is so pretty!
I just love your creations and wanted you to know that I've left a little blog sunshine for you over on my blog today! Be sure to come over and pick it up!