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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Stream of butterflies...


To make this card, I first created a slimline cardbase. Then, I cut two narrow pieces of white cardstock to the same height. I cut one edge of each piece with a curved edge die. Once that was done I used an embossing folder to give them some dimension. With an A2 EF you have to emboss half of each piece, turn them around, match the pattern up inside the EF and then emboss the other end. It's necessary to have a repeating pattern on your EF to do this.

I adhered a floral scrap of DSP onto the center of my card front, then adhered the white embossed panels with foam tape.

The butterflies were die-cut, adhered with glue, and a pearl was added to the center of each. My "Happy Birthday" sentiment was computer generated using the Impact Label font. Love this font! It's great for creating strip sentiments. I found it free on Dafont.com.

I added one more butterfly to the inside of my card, along with a stamped sentiment.

I really like making slimline cards, and this card helped use up some scraps of white and floral cardstock. 

This week we are heading out to Portland, Oregon, to visit a couple of our kids who live there. It will be the first time we've been on a plane in over two years. 

I am hoping the heat wave in the Northwest will have eased and we will have more temperate weather while we are there. I've been watching their temps and they've been ranging between 100-113 degrees Fahrenheit (38-45 Celsius) the last few days.  Today was 113, and I hope they do not top that!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



designbydonna said...

You know I am a butterfly lover. This card is gorgeous. I love the wavy edges. I just looks like those butterflies are flying in the flower garden.

Glittered Paws said...

This is beautiful - and "lots" of work. I love the pearls on the pretty butterflies.
Have a fun trip - but...I think it is still going to be warm - talk about climate change.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Cheryl, the card is lovely! Butterflies are always a happy item to add to cards.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh such a pretty card Cheryl! I love the floaty effect from your butterflies!
I'm sure you can't wait to see your family, have a fantastic time and I hope it cools for you ... their heatwave has been on the UK news, I definitely couldn't stick those temps!