October 22, 2014

Bird and butterflies

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments. I truly do appreciate each of you more than you know.

The inspiration for this design came from one of my Stampin' Up! friends and I've added my own twist to Aida's design...

It's been awhile since I've created a square card, but the extra space works so well and I'm really happy with the look. The Very Vanilla card base is folded to 5" square, the Crumb Cake layer is 4 3/4" square and the top Very Vanilla is 4 1/2" square. I stamped the top layer with the Dictionary background stamp in Crumb Cake, then on a snippet of Very Vanilla I stamped one of the six Petite Petals designs 3 times in Crisp Cantaloupe. The sentiment from the Trust God set is also Crisp Cantaloupe on Very Vanilla.

I then punched the flowers out with the matching punch, and the sentiment with the Decorative Label punch, also punching an extra label from both colored card. The Bird Builder and Beautiful Wings Embosslit are from more Crisp Cantaloupe and I punched the additional branches from more Crumb Cake. I cut the lower labels in half and trimmed the point from them, so they would sit neatly beneath one another.

To complete the design, I've added basic pearls for the bird's eye, the butterfly bodies and flower centers.

#17 Emboss your butterfly at Butterfly Challenge
#17 AG at Art By Miran
#3 AG w/ a twist Shimmer and sparkle at Anything Goes With a Twist

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I'll be back tomorrow with a surprise project, so I hope you'll join me then.

Em x


  1. Loving these subtle colours and the dictionary background is superb Em. Looking forward to your surprise... what have you got up your sleeve I wonder?! Vicky x

  2. I love the colouring on this card. I have that butterfly set and it never fails to amaze just how versatile it can be. Thankyou for fluttering by #17 with this fab card. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

  3. Very pretty color scheme. You are right, square cards are lovely for designing.

  4. I'm Mrs. A's "Guest Design' commenter for Challenge #17, popping in to let you know how beautiful your card is. You've created such a peaceful, pretty scene; the dictionary paper is such a special touch, and your butterflies...lovely! WOW!

  5. simply lovely card... love the idea using 'dictionary' background... thank you for sharing it with us at Art by Mi Ran challenge #17... good luck ;)



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Em xxx