This card was made for the CAS58 Chocolate Chip Mint colour challenge on Splitcoast Stampers where we had to use any shades of green and brown plus white or cream. I went to a craft shop on Tuesday and found this gorgeous green patterned CS, it's really thick so is ideal for card bases and has a white back so perfect for writing your message inside too!
The card is a standard A6 size. Before stamping the sentiment on the white CS, I stamped the flourish background stamp in SU! Certainly Celery ink, having stamped off once first. I die cut the butterfly from Chocolate Chip CS and embossed it with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder. I then swiped my VersaMark pad over the raised embossing and heat embossed using clear powder to get a nice glossy look to the raised parts.
I scored lines down both sides of the butterfly body so I could fold the wings up a tad. I also put half a foam dot under each wing - with the backing paper still intact, which ensures the wings will stay popped up even after being in the envelope. To finish off, I added green crystals to the butterfly body.
Stamps: Hero Arts Design Block: Flourish background stamp, Hero Arts Lots of Wonderful
CS: Kanban green Deco Milano Card, SU! Whisper White & Chocolate Chip CS
Ink: VersaMark & SU! Chocolate Chip
Tools: Cuttlebug butterfly die, Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder, heat gun
Embellishments & accessories: Clear embossing powder, green crystals, 3d foam pads