Friday, March 2, 2012

Fresh Vintage Takes Flight

In keeping with my New Years goal to use sadly neglected crafting treasures, I pulled out my Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die.  This is a gorgeous die, so no idea why I haven't used it much!!!  But, here you are -- it makes a gorgeous, easy card paired with my favorite free Sale-a-bration stamp set -- Fresh Vintage, and the matching free Sale-a-bration designer paper -- Everyday Enchantment.  I cut the butterflies out of Very Vanilla and Poppy Parade, and stamped them with images from the Fresh Vintage set in Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake ink, then layered them together, adding Basic Rhinestones (colored with a Sharpie) for the butterfly body.  I used the Dazzling Details glue on the edges of the butterfly wings to add some beautiful sparkle.  While Dazzling Diamonds glitter is by far my favorite glitter, the Dazzling Details glue is far less messy and FASTER and cheap! -- only $2.50 for a nice little bottle that goes a LONG way.

The Poppy Parade card base is stamped with another flower image from the Fresh Vintage set -- just adds a nice backdrop for the other elements on the card.

Next, I embossed an oval frame in the lower right corner, using the Textured Frames folders (another Sale-a-bration freebie), and punched out my sentiment (from the Petite Pairs stamps set) with the Wide oval punch -- fits perfectly!

Added my strip of designer paper, and a Crumb Cake dotted scallop ribbon border punch strip, my assembled butterfly, and Ta Da! we're done!  This is yet another card we will be making at my upcoming Card Buffet on March 18th.  Come stamp with us! and be inspired to use YOUR neglected crafty treasures!

1 comment:

  1. Whoah, Beth, this is soooo beautiful! I adore how well the butterflies go with this paper and stamps! I love how you've decorated the inside as well - that is something I DEFINITELY have to do more of. Thank you so much for inspiring me!