The Beautiful Butterflies Die makes this Reason to Smile friend card extra, extra special. In fact, I’m planning to make another and put it in this black 5″ x 5″ frame from Amazon.
The Christmas card on page 202 of Stampin’ Up! catalog inspired the layout for my card.
This card is so pretty in person, I want to send it to someone, so I’m offering the following blog candy!
This blog candy package includes the Reason to Smile Butterfly card, two spools of 10 yards each of 1/8′ ribbon and a package of 12 vintage tags. To enter the drawing, leave a comment and tell me what you like about this friend card (so I can make sure it goes to a good home LOL). The blog candy drawing will happen at noon on Tuesday, July 24th, so comment today!
I cut the Rich Razzleberry and First Edition butterflies with Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine. Because it’s a Bigz die it will cut through multiple layers, chipboard, fabrics, and lots more too!
I stamped the smaller butterfly with the small flower outline in Pacific Point ink. I love the look of stamped pattern paper and the neutral First Edition Designer Series Paper is perfect for this technique.
After I cut the large Rich Razzleberry butterfly I ran it back through the Big Shot in the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. All that texture is fabulous!
For additional texture a row of pearls were added down the middle. The vellum ‘Friend’ tag is from the Sweet Essentials stamp set punched with the Word Window Punch and snipped shorter to fit. The tag was poped up on a tad bit of a dimensional.
The smallest Vintage Faceted Designer Button was used at the head with a double bow of linen thread and adhered to the top of the tag with a glue dot. Curling the edges of the wings with my bone folder created a 3D butterfly ready for flight.
The raised, stamped Wild Wasabi frame in the background measures 4″ x 4″ with a 3″ x 3″ square cut from the middle popped up with dimensionals.
The Reason to Smile stamp set is only available until July 31st. Have you checked your wish list lately? So now is the time to send in that order and purchase this beautiful set for only $5 with a $50 product purchase.
Stamps: Reason to Smile w-#131274 c-#131275, Sweet Essentials w-#126455 c-#126457
Ink: Wild Wasabi #126959, Pacific Point #126951, Rich Razzleberry #126950
Paper: First Edition #121878, Wild Wasabi #108641, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Vellum #101856
Extras: Beautiful Butterflies Die #114507, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Basic Pearl Jewels #119247, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons #127555, Linen Thread #104199, Word Window Punch #119857, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430