Butterflies Galore
by Janet Katz

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I'm a sucker for butterflies on cards and this card is the evidence. I started work using a premade watercolor background. It was just an abstract painting using a few colors of bright pink ink on watercolor paper.

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Next, I used the new Stained Glass Butterfly Collage die, which is a single large die, to cut out the butterfly "windows" from a piece of 110lb white cardstock. You can see the watercolor beneath. 

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I was really taken with the three tiny butterflies towards the bottom of the die. I had a premade ink-blended background of three yellow Distress Oxides. I cut only the lower half of the die so I could pop out the tiny yellow butterflies. Next I wanted a bright pink butterfly outline. I was working on the card away from home and didn't have bright pink cardstock with me. No problem. I sponged Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto a square of thick white cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Large Stained Glass Butterfly.

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I cut out the coordinating background of this die from the white pearl paper inside the Poppystamps Vintage Pastel 6x6 Mirror paper pad. Finally, I cut the body of the butterfly from brown cardstock. I adhered these three together down the center only so the outline could lift off the pearl background.

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I saw a card online with flowers added to butterfly wings, so I decided to do the same. I cut the smallest flowers from the same yellow ink-blended background using the Potpourri Flower Set and the Petite Blooms Flower Set. The green leaves are from the Floral Cake Pop Up Easel die set. I stacked two flowers for each bloom and glued a brown enamel dot in the center of each.
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I adhered these to the butterfly and then used foam adhesive to glue the flowers to the butterfly. I adhered the white panel to a bright pink card base. Finally, I added a premade sentiment strip along with the 3 tiny yellow butterflies to the card.
Have you used a butterfly on a card lately? 
Janet Floral Signature copy





Hi Janet, This is such a pretty card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

This card is so stunning!!
Thanks for sharing.

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