Friday, April 11, 2014

Butterfly Card with Runway Inspired Challege!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share a Card I made for the Runway Inspired Challenge!!
I LOVED colors and the FUN Comic Styled Dress!! I looked through my stash of paper and came across this one from Studio Calico Lemon Lush and I thought it was a PERFECT fit color wise!! I got my New Dies from Lil' Inker Designs and I have been LOVING them!! They are already some of my FAVORITES!! I wanted to use the New Butterfly Die and I thought it would be FUN to use the Tim Holtz Divided Cutting Plate so that the Butterfly wings are cut away from the paper, but the body stays attached!! After cutting my butterfly shape into my card front panel, I wanted to add my patterned paper so I lined up the die and cut the Butterfly shape out of the paper again leaving the body attached so that I would have an exact fit for a seamless cover!! I looked and looked and looked at the card at this point and couldn't decide how I wanted to finish it!!?? I thought about stamping the word Love with my Label maker and then adding it to the body with some thread, but that was too simple!! So I finally decided to use the New Stitched Alphabet Dies from Lil' Inker Designs and Die Cut the word LOVE from the center of the Butterfly!! I then die cut them again from some white cardstock and I added them in the opening for a one layer look!! I then backed the Butterfly with the Patterned Paper Butterfly and that way when you look t it from the side the back of the butterfly matched the design on the card front!! I added a Brad for the Head and some Burlap Twine for the antanes!! I'm not as HAPPY with this card as I thought I'd be, but it is okay!! I HATE when you have an idea and you think it is going to turn out SO NEAT and then you get done after all the work and your just OKAY with it!! Such a BUMMER!! Oh Well, it is still a neat card, and I tried some New Techniques that I will totally be using again!! Here is my finished card!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!



Lisa said...

Your gorgeous background makes your black butterfly so elegant. Lovely card Larissa!

Pamela said...

Oh WOW the background is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us on Runway Inspired Challenge!

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