Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Live the Life You've Imagined!

I needed a quick card to go along with a little gift for my bride-to-be daughter.  I thought I would use some of the Stampin' Up tools and stamps that I have had lurking around my crafting area, but somehow never actually used.  Shame on me!  

I remembered this Really Good Greetings sentiment stamp set, and have always love the idea it conveyed...just the idea I wanted.  The message to my daughter is to go into her marriage and "live the life she has always imagined," and I chose the butterfly embellishment to represent my daughter, who has always brought beauty to our lives and a smile in our hearts, just as butterflies do when we see them in our gardens.

This little butterfly is actually fashioned from a flower stamp that is punch out with its coordinating Blossom punch and then fashioned into a butterfly by trimming away two of its petals.  I have seen samples of this done before on Pinterest, Splitcoast Stampers, and on Stampin' Connections.  I revisited samples before making my card to be sure my memory served me correctly.

My butterfly black antennae are trimmed from the curve of the flower punch as well.  My little butterfly also needed a bit of sparkle and bling to bring it to life, so I added some rhinestones...so very elegant when finished!  I am pretty please with the result.

Recipe:  Stampin Up products:  Cardstocks - Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Whisper White.  Ink - Primrose Petals.  Stamps: Really Good Greetings, Mixed Bunch (butterfly) (both retired).  Punch:  Blossom (retired).  Embossing Folder - Snowburst (retired).  Ribbon - 3/8" Primrose Petals Stitched Satin.  Rhinestones.  (cased/ modified from ideas on Pinterest, Splitcoast Stampers, etc.)

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