I have been meaning to post this card for past couple of days. But there have been a few obstacles. First my doctors appts for health issues, then been a bit busy with my daughter’s exams and associated stress and then when I got free to make the post, Flickr shut down due to maintenance. Sigh! After a few tries to get my photos uploaded to Flickr, I gave up and decided to do a direct upload on my blog post instead. I generally don’t like direct uploads on the blog post because the quality of the photos are not good. The photos become blurry a bit not as sharp and crisp when I used the Flickr code. Anyway, when the Flickr gets up and running, I will update my photos. Until then, please bear with me.
Edited: The Flickr worked after I posted this post. So I have since replaced the photos with Flickr codes. So the photos are now sharp and crisp. 🙂
Hello and welcome to my blog. I am Gayatri and I will be sharing with a card I made using products from Simon Says Stamp new release Celebrate You.
I used Simon’s new Filigree Butterfly die on this card. This is such a delicate die with beautiful stitching details. Absolutely love this die. So I die cut this die on a white cardstock panel and die cut the panel using the Wonky Stitched rectangle die to tie in stitching detail on the butterfly. The sentiment is from Chillin Frenchies stamp set. I simply stamped the sentiment in black below the die cut butterfly.
To add colour and to make the butterfly pop, I sponged a white panel with distress inks in Worn Liptstick, Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough. I adhered this panel to the card front and foam mounted the butterfly panel on top of it. The colours shows through the die cut butterfly details as well as the borders. By showing the colours through the borders will help tying the colours showing through the die cut butterfly bringing in balance of colours. Otherwise there will be too much white on the card. You could also make this into a shaker card but I did not do that only because the filigree cut details are not large enough for the shaker element to show and also the shaker elements will take away the beauty of the filigree details.
I added three pearls to the centre of the butterfly to further bring in the colours. Now there are three coloured areas/elements. Odd numbers of coloured areas/elements are pleasing to the eye. That is it. Card is complete.
Hope you like my card today highlighting Simon Says Stamp Filigree Butterfly die. Have a lovely day and weekend!