A Butterfly and a Beautiful Background
by Kim Singdahlsen
I consider myself a Clean & Layered cardmaker - to me that's Clean & Simple with a few extra details and layers!! When you want to keep your cards "clean" yet maintain a lot of interest, beautiful background plates like the Pinpoint Half Ring Plate are one thing that accomplish that. I also love to use any of the dies from Poppystamps because of the detail in the images and the fun fonts in the sentiments.
Check out all of the detail in the Intricate Cut Butterflies! There are four in the set - I layered two, then I added a bit of black twine for antennae. The Hello Poe Script die is basic, yet the size of the first letter and the swoosh in that letter gives it interest. I love this particular font because I can see it on elegant cards and I can see it on cute cards. (I used the Happy Birthday version of it here with a group of fun "whittles"!)
For our U.S. friends, did you know that the post office has stamps specifically designed for cardmakers? The stamps are slightly more expensive and they are for square cards or lumpy, bumpy cards. They are lovely stamps - the images are butterflies. That's what inspired me on my card. I used a postage squares from the Memory Box Open Studio line, then I did some light sponging on the inside.
There's nothing at all complicated on this card but the beautiful background and detailed dies make it special!