Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Envelope of Butterflies

Well, today was a hard one. This card went together soo slow.  I got up with the thought that I wanted to do the sketch challenge.  I just could not get things going. I just sat and stared at it.  I went to see if I could get some motivation from my colors and just stood there in front of my card stock rack and nothing....  So I grabbed my new color coach and just started spreading out the colors to see if something caught my eye, of course it was the Cherry Cobbler.  I might as well put loads of it on my order now so I never ever run out.  According to the Color Coach the colors under the Creative Combination were Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso.  So I grabbed a sheet of each and ran with it.  I laid them out and I must of rearranged them 15 times before I got them in an order I was happy to proceed with.  I had done a blog design a while back for someone where I had buttons being poured out of an envelope.  That is what I saw here after I sat and stared at my set, dies, and colors. So off I went to see if the vision in my head would look as good in paper and ink.

The first thing I made was my envelope.  I scored it and folded it so that it would fit through my scallop oval punch.  I folded the scored edges in and cut them from the flap area.  I then slid the whole thing through the punch until I had the flap just where I wanted it.  Next I sponged the Cherry Cobbler ink around all of the edges and ran it through the Big Shot with the Impression Folder.  I glued it together and moved on to figure out what size I wanted my circles to be.  I cut them out with my Scissor Plus, stamped and sponged.  In the beginning I had the ribbons going straight out but in the long run I wanted them flared just a bit.  I toyed with many variation with punches for the sentiment and found I liked this combination the best.  I just got the Tag Dies and I know I will get my money's worth out of them. All in all this card took me about 3 hours from start mail, which is extremely long for me. Well, off to sign it and put it in an envelope to mail yet today.  Thanks for stopping!

Card Details:
Stamps: En Francias Background, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Vintage Wallpaper Impression Folder, Beautiful Wings Die, Lots of Tags Die, Piercing tool and Mat pack, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon



  1. You did a great job! I hate those cards that take 2-3 hours to make! At least your end result was awesome!

  2. Beautiful, Debbi! I love the butterflies coming out of the envelope.


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