Spectacular Butterflies
by Tricia Barber

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I have an obsession of blue butterflies! Around my home, I typically only see the Tiger Swallowtail which is yellow, but we have a nature center that has a butterfly house and they have some of the most gorgeous blue butterflies. I gravitate to the blue color combinations, likely because they are some of my favorite colors.   I created this set of cards, one a birthday and one a thank you using the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die.   I die cut the butterfly several times from blue and aqua cardstock and created 4 butterflies, using two of them today and saving two for later!  


I used the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage to die cut the main card panel.  I layered some blue vellum behind the card panel and mounted onto an A2 card base.   The sentiments were hot foiled gold using the Poppystamps Foil & Cut Modest Greetings 1 die set.  This set comes with the hot foil sentiment stamp and die to trim the sentiments.  This set will hot foil all 8 greetings at once.    I finished off the card using gold jewels from the Fairy Jewels.   


The butterflies were layered together with liquid adhesive and then popped up with foam tape to the center of the card.  Swallowtail butterflies have the distinctive tails on the end.  So this is definitely a swallowtail butterfly!  There are many ways that you could use this die - instead of using colored cardstock, try with white and color with your favorite coloring medium.  I love the details in all the layers and the beautiful tail on the end.  I think the butterfly on the happy birthday card is my favorite with the dark to light color layers!  What would be your go to color combinations for this die?   

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Hi Tricia, These butterflies are gorgeous, and I absolutely love the pinpoint background.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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