Here is another birthday card using the Beautiful Day set that the Stamp Review Crew just featured. Don't like fussy cutting? No worries - use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and cut the butterfly that way!
Don't like to fussy color, or feel you don't do it well? No worries - grab a sponge dauber and apply a little color with it! No need to be precise, just rub on a little color.
FYI, I think Shimmery White cardstock yields the best results when sponging on color because it makes blending a lot easier. Handy hint: After dabbing the dauber on the ink pad, tap it on some scratch paper before starting to blend on the artwork. Then starting rubbing in small circles, very lightly, gradually applying more pressure as you go. That helps eliminate the dark ink blotches! So, here are the steps I use:
- Tap several times on ink pad to pick up color
- Tap on scratch paper to get rid of excess ink
- Start gently rubbing on image in small circles, starting where you want the most color, and working outward
Card base: Very Vanilla 5-1/2" X 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
Background: Petal Pink 4" x 5-1/4" embossed with Subtle 3D embossing folder
Image: Shimmer White 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Greeting: Scrap of Very Vanilla
- Rub Embossing Buddy over Shimmery White cardstock, then use VersaMark ink to stamp the butterfly. Cover with gold embossing powder, tap off excess, then heat with Heat Tool until melted.
- Using the steps outlined above, apply Petal Pink ink to the butterfly. Cut out with largest scalloped rectangle in Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
- Emboss Petal Pink cardstock with the Subtle 3D folder, then adhere the butterfly panel to it.
- Wrap Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon around, adhering ends of ribbon to back, then adhere entire panel to card base.
- Stamp greeting in Soft Suede ink on a Very Vanilla scrap. Cut out and adhere to card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
- Add Petal Pink Basic Adhesive-backed Sequins.