This weeks LIM challenge theme is butterflies - yay, I love butterflies! I've bought new butterfly goodies from SU! recently which means the older butterfly stuff in my stash gets neglected which is a shame. So I chose to use my Cuttlebug butterfly die as I haven't used it in ages. But I also used my new Marianne flower frame circle die, I love mixing old and new items!
My card measures 12 cms square. I used Marina Mist CS for the base and die cut the embossed flower frame using Rich Razzleberry CS. I then cut a circle window out of the card front and glued the circle frame over the window. I cut a square panel of Whisper White CS to go inside the card and stamped the Bella Toile background stamp with Marina Mist ink, stamping off twice first. I stamped the Bella Toile stamp on Marina Mist CS with Razzleberry ink, die cut the butterfly and sponged the edges with Razzleberry ink. I scored lines either side of the body to pop the wings up and attached the butterfly to the inside of the card with a line of mini glue dots fixed just along the body. I've put half dimensionals with the backing paper still on under each wing so they'll stay popped up. I stamped the sentiment and the finishing touch was to add the pearls.
I then stamped the Bella Toile stamp in Marina Mist ink on the envelope flap.
Stamps: SU! Bella Toile background stamp, sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Wishes clear set
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Marina Mist & Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Cuttlebug butterfly die, flower frame die from LR0152 Marianne Creatables circles dies set
Embellishments & accessories: self adhesive pearls, SU! Dimensionals