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Golden Elegance: Nordic Spectacular Butterfly
by Jyoti Adhikar

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Welcome to a crafting adventure filled with elegance and charm!  Jyoti here and in today's showcase, we'll explore the beauty of the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set and its transformative effect on three exquisite cards. Join us as we dive into the creative process behind each design, unveiling the magic of foiling, embossing, and die-cutting. Get ready to be inspired by the radiant allure of gold and the timeless grace of butterflies!

Card 1: "Gilded Opulence"

Die-cutting the Butterfly

Let's begin by die-cutting three shades of yellow cardstock using the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set. Alternate the colors for each layer of the butterfly when you assemble to create the bright eye catching butterfly.

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Foil Background

Utilize the Deco Diamond hot foil plate to add a touch of opulence to a white cardstock panel. Foil the intricate pattern with gold hot foil, creating a luxurious backdrop for the butterfly.

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Assembling the Card

Adhere the foiled background onto an A2 card front using liquid glue then position the butterfly elegantly in the top center. I used one layer of foam tape for the bottom wings but doubled it for the upper two wings.

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Sentiments and Detail

Complete the design by adding the sentiment luscious "Hugs" beneath the butterfly, die-cut from two shades of yellow cardstock. Then enhance the card's allure by adding yellow pearls of varying sizes, scattering them delicately across the design for a final touch of refinement.

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Card 2: "Radiant Kindness"

Foil Background

Create a dazzling background using the Leaf and Tendril hot foil plate on white cardstock. Foil the intricate design with gold foil, infusing the card with radiant warmth and elegance.

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Butterfly Elegance

Center the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly atop the foiled background, allowing its beauty to shine amidst the golden accents.

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Sentiment and Shine

Foil the sentiment "You Are So Kind" onto black cardstock using the Modest Greetings 2 set. Cut the sentiment into a strip and place it gracefully atop the butterfly, completing the card with a message of warmth and gratitude.

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Final Flourish

Add a scattering of yellow pearls to the design, enhancing its radiance and adding a touch of whimsy to the overall composition.

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Card 3: "Whimsical Charm"

Embossed Background

Create a whimsical backdrop using the Perfect Poinsettias 3D Embossing Folder on white cardstock. Emboss the delicate pattern to add texture and charm to the card's design.

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Butterfly Focal Point

Position the final Nordic Spectacular Butterfly in the center of the embossed background, allowing its vibrant hues to pop against the intricate texture. 

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Sentimental Note

Foil the sentiment "Just a Note" from the Modest Greetings 2 set onto a strip of cardstock. Place it gracefully over the butterfly, adding a heartfelt message to the card's recipient.

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Finishing Touch

Complete the card's whimsical charm by adorning it with yellow pearls, adding a playful yet elegant flourish to the design.

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There you have it – three stunning cards crafted with the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set! Now it's your turn to choose your favorite. Do you prefer the gilded opulence of Card 1, the radiant kindness of Card 2, or the whimsical charm of Card 3? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to follow us for more crafting inspiration!

Hugs,

Jyoti

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Golden Elegance: Nordic Spectacular Butterfly
by Jyoti Adhikar

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Welcome to a crafting adventure filled with elegance and charm!  Jyoti here and in today's showcase, we'll explore the beauty of the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set and its transformative effect on three exquisite cards. Join us as we dive into the creative process behind each design, unveiling the magic of foiling, embossing, and die-cutting. Get ready to be inspired by the radiant allure of gold and the timeless grace of butterflies!

Card 1: "Gilded Opulence"

Die-cutting the Butterfly

Let's begin by die-cutting three shades of yellow cardstock using the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set. Alternate the colors for each layer of the butterfly when you assemble to create the bright eye catching butterfly.

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Foil Background

Utilize the Deco Diamond hot foil plate to add a touch of opulence to a white cardstock panel. Foil the intricate pattern with gold hot foil, creating a luxurious backdrop for the butterfly.

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Assembling the Card

Adhere the foiled background onto an A2 card front using liquid glue then position the butterfly elegantly in the top center. I used one layer of foam tape for the bottom wings but doubled it for the upper two wings.

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Sentiments and Detail

Complete the design by adding the sentiment luscious "Hugs" beneath the butterfly, die-cut from two shades of yellow cardstock. Then enhance the card's allure by adding yellow pearls of varying sizes, scattering them delicately across the design for a final touch of refinement.

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Card 2: "Radiant Kindness"

Foil Background

Create a dazzling background using the Leaf and Tendril hot foil plate on white cardstock. Foil the intricate design with gold foil, infusing the card with radiant warmth and elegance.

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Butterfly Elegance

Center the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly atop the foiled background, allowing its beauty to shine amidst the golden accents.

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Sentiment and Shine

Foil the sentiment "You Are So Kind" onto black cardstock using the Modest Greetings 2 set. Cut the sentiment into a strip and place it gracefully atop the butterfly, completing the card with a message of warmth and gratitude.

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Final Flourish

Add a scattering of yellow pearls to the design, enhancing its radiance and adding a touch of whimsy to the overall composition.

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Card 3: "Whimsical Charm"

Embossed Background

Create a whimsical backdrop using the Perfect Poinsettias 3D Embossing Folder on white cardstock. Emboss the delicate pattern to add texture and charm to the card's design.

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Butterfly Focal Point

Position the final Nordic Spectacular Butterfly in the center of the embossed background, allowing its vibrant hues to pop against the intricate texture. 

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Sentimental Note

Foil the sentiment "Just a Note" from the Modest Greetings 2 set onto a strip of cardstock. Place it gracefully over the butterfly, adding a heartfelt message to the card's recipient.

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Finishing Touch

Complete the card's whimsical charm by adorning it with yellow pearls, adding a playful yet elegant flourish to the design.

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There you have it – three stunning cards crafted with the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die set! Now it's your turn to choose your favorite. Do you prefer the gilded opulence of Card 1, the radiant kindness of Card 2, or the whimsical charm of Card 3? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to follow us for more crafting inspiration!

Hugs,

Jyoti

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Sending Love
by Rachel Duong

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Hi everyone! It's Rachel here with a fancy Valentine. I am so excited about the Poppystamps "Nordic Flourish Background" die. It has so many intricate details and can be used for many occasions throughout the year. Do you have your Valentines ready to send?! Here's hoping you might want to try this one out.

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To create this card I die cut the "Nordic Flourish Background" in white cardstock and adhered it to an A2 white card base. Next I used red glitter paper from the Memory Box shimmering cardstock "Glitzy Glitter Pad" and cut the second largest heart from the "Scallop Pinpoint Hearts" die. I die cut it two more times in white. Next I die cut the Poppystamps "Nordic Flourishes" using the Memory Box "Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad" red foil paper and the Memory Box Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad in pearlized gold.  Then using the Memory Box "Lush Green Collection" paper pad in two shades, I die cut leaves from the "Nordic Fancy Blossoms" die. I stamped and cut the sentiment in black ink from the Poppystamps clear stamp and die set called "Sentimental Banners".

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Now for the arranging and gluing part of the card! I chose a few random pieces to glue on the existing white background. I adhered the heart frame to the background and arranged the leaves. Next I taped the leaves in place, glued the solid white heart, second white frame, and red heart on top.


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Finally, the gold accent flower grounds the sentiment!

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The pearlescent gold and the shiny red embellishments complement the gorgeous heart! I just love this card. It has so much character and movement when it interacts with a light source!

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May your Valentine's Day be full of love and happiness. Take care and see you in a little while with another card. Please take a look at the amazing Poppystamp collection full of endless creativity, it is spectacular!


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Just a Note
by Tricia Barber

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Hello!  Tricia here with you today to share a card using the Nordic Crown Flower die.   I love clean and simple cards but I think you can step them up by adding something unexpected.  The unexpected on this card is the detail Nordic Flourish Background die cut out of white cardstock layered behind  the light blue vellum panel.  You can see more details in this next picture! 

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I die cut the Nordic Crown Flower from various blues and greens from my scrap pal.   I created three of these using all the die cuts!  I mixed my greens on the stem to add some variety.  The sentiment is from the Modest Greetings 1 Foil and Cut Die Set.   I added my flower with liquid adhesive but left the upper part of the stem not glued so that I could adjust the stem over the flower portion.   I added my sentiment with some foam tape. 

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Do you like to make clean and simple cards?  I hope that you will try something unexpected on your next card! 

 

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A Fine and Delicate Christmas
by Rachel Duong

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Just a few more sleeps and Christmas is here!  Hi, it's Rachel and I am here to share one more card with you before the special day arrives. I used the Poppystamps "Nordic Border Set" and the "Layered Holly Branch" dies for this soft and pretty creation. 

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I love the intricate detail of the background. It is just gorgeous with white on a white cardbase. I painted the holly in a mixed palette of green distress inks to give them depth and character. 

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Another look at the entire card before we go on. 

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The Poppystamps "Lavish Merry Christmas" sentiment is a beautiful font and pairs perfectly with the delicate lace. It also comes with a shadow but I chose not to use it on this card. I wanted each piece to be light and airy! A soft red cardstock was just the right fit from the Memory Box "Berry Red Collection".

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For the finishing touch, I adhered Open Studio "Fairy Jewels" in a precious mauve hue!

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I hope you love this card as much as I do.  The Poppystamps "Nordic Border Set" is so stunning,  it pretty much sets the stage for something magical to happen!

Wishing you peace and joy during  and throughout the season....

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Happy "Holly" Days!
by Rachel Duong

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Hi everyone, it's Rachel here to share a festive card with a picture word to say Happy "Holly" Days! How fun is that?!  I used the Poppystamps "Layered Holly Leaf Trio" die on an Open Studio "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder background. Keep scrolling to see how I made this card.

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I began by die cutting the holly on watercolor paper. While painting them, I left the leaves and berries in the paper because this made it easy to keep them in place. For the leaves I used green distress inks-- mowed lawn, rustic wilderness, lucky clover, and twisted citron. I painted the berries with candied apple.  The beauty of watercoloring is that it does not have to be exact!

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I die cut the letters from the "Marzipan Alphabet" from the Memory Box "Lush Green" paper pad. Next I embossed a cream A2 size cardfront using the "Vintage Tray" 3D embossing folder. It also comes with a coordinating cutting die. 

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As I played around with the arrangement of the die cuts, I layered some of the berries. Extra layers allow them on the card at the same level of the leaves. 

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I glued the pieces to the embossed cardfront and then to a light grey cardbase. Finally I tied a multi-colored bakers twine on the card for interest and character!

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Please check out the awesome Poppystamps Christmas release, it is absolutely beautiful!

Until next time, I hope your days are full of fun, creativity and "holly"! 

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