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BUTTERFLY NOT SO BASICS!
I'm lucky enough to live in the heart of the English countryside where, in the summer, the meadows are populated by extraordinary, bright butterflies and dragonflies. It's wonderful to see the flashes of colour as you walk through and that was the inspiration for my card today. Come and see:
You need very few supplies to make this simple card - just the Butterfly Basics bundle and a few inks. I used the large die to cut a pretty lacy butterfly and then used the same die to create a solid butterfly to colour and use to back the lacy one, drawing around the die and then cutting it out. TIP: Cutting inside the line will ensure that the coloured image doesn't show outside the lacy one.
Once I had my solid image cut out, I used the 'direct to cardstock' technique to colour it - this is just smearing inkpads across the card stock and takes seconds! It doesn't look very pretty until... you place the lacy die cut over the top and suddenly the butterfly comes to life!
Which brings me onto the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. I just love this and it makes me want to cry - is it just me?!! I suppose it's the Cinderella story isn't it - her hope in the face of unkindness and spite, weariness and drudgery and then suddenly her life is transformed! (And it's no good you all telling me that her prince was probably rubbish because I am a romantic to the soul and of course he wasn't!)
I hope you enjoyed this fun technique. I know there'll be plenty more inspiration from the rest of the team, so click the button below and whizz over to the fab Allison Okamitsu in Canada!
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