A Friend Like You

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hey Guys! I hope that wherever you are you are experiencing the same kind of beautiful weather we have been having here.  It's been a little taste of spring, and although it's not here to stay {yet} it is making me so happy!  Thanks for all of your well wishes; I am feeling much better!

Today's card design created a two for one!  I started by die cutting the Concord and 9th butterfly from masking paper.  I adhered the mask to the center of a piece of white cardstock.  I burnished it with a bone folder to ensure no ink would seep underneath the mask.  I then stamped squares in a 3x3 grid.  I used the solid square stamp from WP9 Greetings and Salutations. I decided to choose inks in a rainbow-like order.  I used mostly PTI ink colors: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Winter Wisteria, Scarlet Jewel, and Versafine Onyx. 

Once my grid was stamped I removed the mask and die cut the panel with the Concord and 9th Friend Like You die.  I made sure to hold onto all of those tiny letters.  I attached it to a black card base and popped up a black butterfly on the masked area. 
In order to place all of the letters in the right place on my second card I die cut another, thinner, piece of cardstock using the same die to use as a guide.  I attached the guide to the black cardstock using temporary adhesive.  Then I was able to add liquid adhesive in the letter openings and easily insert the letters.  Once I was done I removed the guide and all of the letters were perfectly placed and secure.

I love this sentiment!  Thanks for coming by today.  See you again soon!

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  1. Oh what great cards Kara!! I love how you masked that butterfly and then stamped over it with a grid. Totally cool technique!!

  2. OH how cool!! Fabulous cards Kara!!

  3. WOW, both are these are simply STUNNING, Kara!!!! Beautifully done!!!! Love the delicate butterfly and the lovely colours!!!!
    Have a great week!!!

  4. I love them both! So cool how the butterfly stencil added all that detail to BOTH cards!


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