Poor Michelle from the Card Grotto is ill at the moment so I sent her this bright, cheery card. Michelle, a true CAS queen, designs beautiful, clean and fresh cards with lots of white space. I know she loves butterflies so I kept all of these things in mind when I made this card for her.
I've used Bermuda Bay CS for the A6 card base - Bermuda Bay has rapidly become a favourite colour for me! I punched a fancy corner in the white panel and stamped the sentiment. I die cut the trellis from Crumb Cake CS. The trellis is lovely and delicate and cuts out beautifully but as it's so fine it's a beggar when it comes to applying glue and sticking it down! I stamped flowery butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri set, punched them out and layered them over butterflies punched from CS. I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die to cut out the Daffodil Delight butterflies. I then punched flowers, gave them a bit of shaping and layered them together. To complete the card front I sprinkled some gems onto the flowers and butterflies.
Here's a closer view of the layered stamped and punched butterflies.
For inside the card I cut a white panel and punched the decorative corner. I then layer stamped the butterflies and sentiment and added a die cut butterfly and gem. I stamped, punched and layered a Melon Mambo butterfly for the envelope flap. It's miserable feeling poorly but when you're battling the heat as well it seems worse I think. I hope this card brightened Michelle's day a little bit and that she feels better very soon!
Stamps: SU! 'Papillon Potpourri' & 'Sassy Salutations' sets
CS: SU! Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight
Tools: Memory Box Trellis Border die, SU! Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, SU! Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly & Boho Blossoms punches, Woodware flower punch, Fiskars Scallop corner punch
Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania Aqua gems