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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monarch Butterfly

I have a customer who expressed the desire to use the Butterfly thinlet to make a Monarch butterfly, so I designed such a card for my March class. At first I feared the orange and black would look too much like Halloween, but decided to go for it anyway. I've even used this card as a masculine birthday card because I think the greeting is perfect for celebrating the fact of a person's being, which is really what we do when celebrating birthdays.

The way I accomplished this butterfly with the orange behind it was to cut the butterfly from the 4" x 5¼" piece of Basic Black card stock, embossed that piece and then attached a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock behind the butterfly-shaped opening. Finally, I reattached the butterfly with glue dots behind its body. I added the tiny pearl because I didn't think the head showed up that much. I finished off the card with the ribbon and saying.

Products Used:
Trust God stamp set (7), W 132094, $19.95; C 126702 $14.95
Very Vanilla 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 101650, $8.50
Basic Black 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 121045, $6.95
Pumpkin Pie 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 105117, $6.95
Jet Black StāzOn Ink, 101406, $7.95
Pumpkin Pie ¼" Cotton Ribbon (10 yards), 134565, $5.95
Butterfly Thinlits Dies (3), 137360, $24.95
Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 137365, $7.95
Extra-Large Oval punch, 119859, $16.95
Pearl Basic Jewels (150), 119247, $4.95

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