Butterfly Eclipse Card

Butterfly Sunset Card by Annie Williams - Full

Happy Monday!  Today marks the release of a new collection from Crafter’s Companion called “Butterfly Lullaby“, so to celebrate, I wanted to share a project I made with some of its elements.

As soon as I saw the “Daisy Trail” embossing folder, I immediately started thinking about sunshine…and then when I saw how the “Circle 3D Butterfly” die was meant to work with the folder, I couldn’t get the idea of a solar eclipse out of my head.  So, although the collection is made up of beautiful pinks, purples, and greens perfect for springtime, I somehow managed to go full-on summer bright with my card.

Butterfly Sunset Card by Annie Williams - Side

After embossing a piece of white cardstock with the “Daisy Trail” folder, I flipped it over to the debossed side and began applying Distress Ink with a sponge applicator.  Starting with Squeezed Lemonade in the center, my other colors radiated outward (Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, and Festive Berries).  The debossed areas did take some ink, but the sponging left a strong shadow around the edges also, so that the design showed through in a kinda dreamy way.

Butterfly Sunset Card by Annie Williams - Main

I added the “Circle 3D Butterfly” die-cut (cut from Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock) to the center with liquid glue, making sure to bend the butterfly wings upward so that they were not glued down flat.  Since this die cuts out a few tiny flowers from the circle, I ran it through my machine one more time with White Pearl Cardstock and added some inlaid white flowers as well.  A black pearl mat and a knot of some black and white ribbon were all that I added to complete my cardfront before adhering the whole thing down to a white cardbase.  Since this could be used for a variety of occasions, I’m planning to keep this card in my stash until I need it and then stamp a sentiment on the inside.

I hope I’ve inspired you to look at your papercrafting collections in unique ways.  Rather than letting the schemes lead me, I get a lot of my cues from nature instead and use them to make my projects my own (which usually means lots of color…especially bright ones).  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

2 Comment

  1. Beautifully done with that gorgeous background, Annie! Love it!

    1. Annie Wills says: Reply

      Thank you!!

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