I am part of a committee working on a Ladies Retreat in April. The theme is Seeking God Together with a focus on Spiritual Direction. We are using the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to represent spiritual development from Arrival to Chrysalis (stillness) to Butterfly (God sightings). So tonight I am playing with the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. This card was cased from a UK Demonstrator named Linda Parker at papercraftwithcrafty.co.uk.
The butterfly image (be careful just to ink the large one), it’s body and the antennae are stamped on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black. It is backed with a piece of Basic Black Cardstock cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. The Lovely Lipstick Card Base is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
I stamped a butterfly and body on a scrap of Lovely Lipstick Cardstock and punched it out with the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch. I scored on either side of the body for a fold line to lift the wings. It is adhered with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.
I wet embossed the “You’ve Been on My Mind” using VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder melted with the Heat Tool on a scrap of Basic Black Cardstock. I trimmed it down and used the Triple Punch to banner one end.
The inside message from the same set is stamped in Lovely Lipstick Ink with Tuxedo black butterflies on Whisper White and Basic Black that are the same sizes as the card front layers. I thought about leaving off the black layers, but they really make the card pop.
I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels for extra bling and yet keeping the black and white neutral background with the butterfly as the star.
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