Thursday, April 2, 2015

Butterfly Garden Card

Hello and Happy Easter Week!!

Today I'm sharing a card that looks alot more complicated than it is! I even kind of suprised myself when it was done (LOL!) because it hardly took any time to make! I created it for this week's Heartfelt Creations Blog Post which you can see here.

I started with this really pretty Spellbinders card background die (Nestabilities Card Creator Dies - 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace) and die cut 3 panels from white cardstock.  I die cut a 4th panel from designer paper.  I scored one of the white die cut panels about 3/4" from the top, added glue to the area above the score line, and adhered it to a second white panel to form my card base.

I then glued the designer paper panel over the card base, and finally adhered the third white panel on top of the designer paper with foam dimensional squares. I lightly sponged on some purple ink to the top white die cut panel.

Once the card base was ready, I cut a sentiment strip from the designer paper and curled it with the edge of my scissors - like you would for curling ribbon on a package.  I threaded it in its curled shape between the top two layers of the card base and glued it down at the points where it made contact with my card base.

Next I die cut and shaped my Heartfelt Creations flowers, leaves and butterflies, attached them as shown - pretty random.  And that was it!

It's amazing what happens when you use HC products!  I'm always so pleased with the results, I hope it inspires your own creativity!! And speaking of inspiration - you must check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog this week!! So many gorgeous projects!!  The Design Team has hit their stride with amazing creations!!

The Heartfelt Creations products I used today:

HCD1-759 Butterfly Medley Die
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1-736 Classic Leaf Die
HCDP1-251 Butterfly Medley Paper Collection
HCPC-3650 Butterfly Medley Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCpC-3545 Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping kit
Spring Bling Prills
Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
McGill Flower Shaping tool kit

All of them can be found at

Thanks so much for checking in this week!!  Have a blessed Easter my friends!


Tracey Fehr said...

Wowzers Anne! This is fantastic! Love your card base and the luscious purple on this card makes my heart sing! Great card my dear!

Penny Odell said...

Gorgeous Anne!! I love the swirly sentiment. It looks like a beautiful garden.

Maureen R said...

I missed you on Wednesday girly girl! This card is award worthy! I love everything about it. The curly thing with the sentiment strip is amazing! Your tutorial is wonderful, I'm going to try & do this myself. Hugs

Julia Aston said...

Wow Anne! I can't even tell how many layers you have here - just beautiful with the woven sentiment strip and the purple blooms! Happy Easter dear friend!

Kathy said...

This is just gorgeous Anne! Love the flowers and your beautiful design! Blessings! Kathy