The first card was CASEd from this design by Julie Davison, I really liked Julie's method of making a pop up card - different and fun! I made a Marina Mist A6 sized card base, glued dotty paper to the bottom and drew a line above the paper with a Night of Navy marker. I stamped the beautiful flourish from the SU! Timeless Textures set a few times in Marina Mist ink after stamping off once, stamped the sentiment and die cut the stitched square. I die cut a larger Night of Navy stitched square, offset the two squares, added a white photo corner to the Night of Navy square and added a stamped and punched butterfly to the white square.
After watching Julie's tutorial video I made the pop up insert for inside the card.
Here's a closer look at the half circle pop up.
I love how the acetate makes it look like the butterfly is floating!
I stamped that beautiful flourish again on the envelope flap to finish.
The SU! Gorgeous Grunge set is such a great set to stamp with and I thought the Timeless Textures set would work alongside it perfectly so I bought that set recently and was keen to get inky with it. You'd think stamping a grungy background would be so easy but I found I needed to experiment a fair few times to get a good mix of colours. I also wanted the right amount of coverage so that the background wasn't too busy and the overall look was balanced and pleasing to the eye. There were quite a few rejected backgrounds before I was happy!
I stamped the distressed edge image all the way around the Very Vanilla square in Crumb Cake ink and I stamped a honeycomb background image in Crumb Cake ink also. I stamped Soft Suede splatters, coffee cup rings in Early Espresso ink and one large splotch - also in Early Espresso ink. I inked the edges of the Very Vanilla square with Early Espresso ink, glued the panel to a mat layer of Early Espresso CS and glued that to the front of a 5 1/4" square cream card base. I stamped the coffee mug in Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake CS and fussy cut it. I stamped the coffee portion onto a scrap of Early Espresso CS and cut that out and paper pieced it onto the mug. I stamped the oval, punched a small hole in it to make a tag and tied it to the mug handle with linen thread. I thought 'Warm Wishes' was a good sentiment to go with a mug of coffee card!
A few stamped background images decorated the inside of the card and the envelope flap.
The third card design was another CASE of a card I saw while browsing on Pinterest. I wanted an opportunity to use my new SU! Bold Butterfly Framelits dies and I loved this card made by Bibi Cameron so I decided to make my own version. I made a Basic Black A6 sized card base, cut a mat layer of Whisper White Thick CS and cut out the large butterfly shape. I glued the green dotty paper to the card front and popped up the mat layer. I die cut the smaller butterfly from Whisper White Thick CS and I discovered that the inner pieces stayed put inside the shape. I then cut a smaller butterfly from Basic Black CS, removed the inner pieces and layered the black shape over the top of the white butterfly shape. I glued the butterfly body flat to the dotty paper but placed half a Dimensional under each wing with the backing paper left on so that the wings stay popped up. I die cut a Basic Black Fishtail Flag banner, stamped the sentiment, fussy cut it and attached both to the bottom right of the card. I completed the card front by adding some silver sequins.
Here's a close up of the butterfly element showing a lovely embossed edge around the butterfly shape. Bibi used watercolour paper for her mat layer - using any thick card will give you that embossed edge and I loved that look so that's why I used Whisper White Thick CS for my mat layer.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I used Woodware small and large punches to cut out the butterfly shapes.
Supplies for butterfly half circle pop up card:
Stamps: SU! 'Timeless Textures' & 'Papillon Potpourri' sets, Hero Arts 'Yummy Treats' set, Personal Impressions 'Extra Large Everyday Messages' set
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Whisper White, acetate
Patterned paper: SU! Marina Mist Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink: SU! Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Night of Navy marker
Tools: Memory Box 'Stitched Square Layers' dies, SU! 'Elegant Butterfly', 'Bitty Butterfly', 'Photo Corners' & 2 1/2" circle punches, Simply Scored score board
Supplies for grungy coffee mug card:
Stamps: SU! 'Timeless Textures' & 'Gorgeous Grunge' sets, Kanban 'Coffee Shop' set, Kaisercraft 'Honeycomb' background stamp, Personal Impressions 'Medium Everyday Messages' set
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Early Espresso
Tools: SU! oval punch, small handheld circle punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Supplies for butterfly happy birthday card:
Stamps: SU! 'Itty Bitty Banners' set, Hero Arts 'Yummy Treats' set
CS: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Core'dinations Light Green Small Dot paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: SU! 'Bold Butterfly' Framelits dies, MFT 'Fishtail Flags Stax' die, Woodware butterfly punches
Embellishments & accessories: silver sequins, Dimensionals