I've seen so many pretty cards made with the Beauty Abounds stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies. I decided it was time to get out those thinlits. Orange is not my thing, but I wanted to make a card that made me think of the Monarch Butterfly. I'm not so sure that it does, but here is my card.
Looking at this card again, I'm thinking that maybe I should have switched the colors and had the black on top. Maybe it's just that I don't like orange. I'm sharing this card even though it's not my favorite.
Start with a card base of Calypso Coral that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. The Basic Black layer is cut to a measurement of 3 3/4 x 5.
The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8. Use the boca dots for this layer. The larger dots were stamped in Daffodil Delight and the smaller in Calypso Coral. Stamp these randomly over the white layer.
There are two thinlits with the butterflies that are very large. The thicker one was cut in black and the one with more detail was cut in Calypso Coral. Adhere the two and then add to the card. You might want to consider using the Multipurpose Adhesive Strips to help add these to each other and the card. It's so much easier when you turn the cut outs into stickers.
Tie a double bow using the Black Baker's Twine and add with a glue dot. I use a bow maker for this.
The saying is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set. Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Fussy cut around this and add to the card with dimensionals.
I found it easy to use the Stamparatus to line up the sayings for the inside. I added a few smaller butterfly cut outs in Basic Black or Calypso Coral. The thinlits dies are filled with lots of butterflies!
This card packs a punch without all the work. I do think you'll be happier if you run the large butterflies through the Big Shot several times. If they aren't cut well, try turning the whole thing over and run through the Big Shot with the ridges up.
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