Hello, Crafty Friends! Design Team Member Mitsyana Wright here to share with you this gorgeous “Be Grateful” Butterfly Card incorporating our fantastic inks and NEW Clear Stamps with awesome papers and embellishments from our friends from Paper House!
Clearsnap Supplies Used:
- ColorBox Archival Dye– Wicked Black
- ColorBox Mini Ink – Frost White
- ColorBox Crafter’s– Snow
- Smooch Accent Ink– Gold Lame, Molasses, Pumpkin
- ColorBox Clear Stamps- Butterfly
Other Supplies Used:
- Paper House Sun Drenched
- Paper House Butterflies 3D Stickers
- 110 lb White Cardstock
- Gold Mirror Cardstock
As soon as I saw these 3D butterflies from Paper House, I knew they would go perfectly with the new Butterfly Clear Stamps by Clearsnap!
I used this sunset page from the Sun Drenched paper pad as my background. It looked so dreamy and was absolutely perfect for my butterflies to fly though!
And because these winged beauties are on the larger size of the embellishment spectrum, I decided I wanted a larger sized card. Instead of the “standardized” A2 (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, a cardmakers GO-TO size) I opted for the larger #10 (4-” x 9-1/4″). This will give my flying friends much more room to spread their wings on.
Card base and mats measurement sizes…
Card base: 4″x9-1/2″ (folded)
Gold cardstock mat: 3-1/2″ x 9-1/8″
Sunset background paper: 3-5/8″ x 8-7/8″
I stamped the cloud image from the Butterfly Clear Stamp set onto the background using ColorBox Mini Frost White ink. I used a stamping tool to help with exact placement to stamp multiple times. Then stamped again using ColorBox Crafter’s Ink in Snow right over it. The Crafter’s ink, once dried, leaves a glossy and semi-raised effect… almost like it was faintly heat embossed.
I stamped my sentiment across the bottom using ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Wicked Black.
Then, layered and adhered the card base together using my Xyron Mega Runner.
I stamped my butterflies with more Wicked Black ink onto 110 lb cardstock and colored them using Derwent Inktense Color Pencils then used a water brush to blend the colors out.
I cut out each butterfly (minus the antennae) by hand and stamped duplicate images on the card front on where I wanted them positioned. This way they weren’t antennae-free (But this part is totally optional).
Then, finally, I added in the big 3D sticker butterflies and swirls and my card was complete.
Those embellishments definitely added a welcomed WOW factor!!
I love how amazing this card looks! I know any lucky friend would be totally floored to receive this beauty!
I hope you enjoyed my project today!
HAPPY CRAFTING EVERYONE!