ID: MC Jan/12 - Flower Pots - The Butterfly card
6.5"w x 9"h

Created: January 8, 2012

I got a bunch of new toys and wanted to play with them... And I got the latest rubber from Quietfire Design, so that had to go on the card and the rest - well you know the story...

The quote in the circle & the flourish butterfly are the stamps from Quietfire Design


I scored and folded my card and then cut it out with the Spellbinders Flower Pot die, keeping it shy of the cutting edge of the lip of the pot. Sponged with various Distress browns, keeping the die in place, then misted with water and dried.

Created silhouette images of the flowers (Hero Arts clear stamp set "Blossom Art), cut with my electronic cutter, then stamped the large flowers with Perfect Medium and embossed with white embossing powder. Painted with watercolors, when dry added yellow Stickles dots in the centers. The small flowers were inked with Distress Festive Berry, misted with water and stamped onto the cut outs, dried and the yellow Stickle centers.

Sponged various greens and a touch of Persimmon on white cardstock, die cut with Cheery Lynn "A Pair of Ferns die set. Again sponged various greens and some brown on white cardstock and die cut with Tim's "Tattered Leaves".

Sponged some browns onto white cardstock and die cut the small flourish using Tim's "Elegant Flourish" die.

Adhered all the elements. Added a piece of brown/white bakers twine and tied with a double bow. Stamped the flourish butterfly with Versafine Black Onyx and colored with a white colored pencil, then added Stickles "Picket Fence".

Stamped the quote (it's approx 4.25" dia) onto frosted Shrink Plastic with the black. Die cut using Spellbinders "Blossom Three" die, then die cutting the center with a circle die. Shrunk in oven and adhered to card with Glossy Accents.

The origami butterfly is made from my Paper Roots collection. See tutorial HERE ( . It's basically a circle attached with a square and accordion folded and pinched in the middle. I tied mine with thin wire and black dots of embossing powder melted for the antennae.

I adhered the back to the front for sturdiness. Die cut another flower pot card and adhered the front to the back of my assembly. So now the front is actually 3 layers thick.


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