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The last few weeks have been especially cold in Central Florida. While it's nice to have a chill near the holidays, this is just ridiculous!! Sleet, snow flurries, iced roads and layers of clothes belong to areas far North. Right? Well, this weekend it has finally gotten back to normal. Hooray! My husband and I traveled to South Florida for my youngest granddaughter's 3rd Birthday Party and it was wonderful to sit outside wearing our summer T's, shorts and flip-flops.
During the cold spell, when it was just too cold to go outside, I dug some more stuff out of my Stampin' Up! box of goodies and found the Beautiful Wings Embosslit from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I began thinking that maybe if I had some positive thoughts about warmth instead of sitting around shivering and complaining, I may have better luck with that return to warm weather. So I challenged myself to make a simple card that evoked warmth and freedom from all those layers of clothes.
The most awesome thing about Embosslits is that when you run them through the Big Shot, two things are happening at once: embossing and cutting. The Beautiful Wings Embosslit has 5 different sized butterflies in a 2" x 2" space; every one of them embossed in a different way. When I finished this card I was reminded of a walk through a butterfly habitat at the Zoo. Lots of butterflies in so many styles and colors all together in one place.
The Butterfly Accent stamp was stamped three times across the center of the card front. Before attaching the butterflies to the card front, I decided to bring the embossing into relief by running a sponge of contrasting color across the embossing on each of the butterflies. The large butterflies were scored in the center to allow the wings to fold up slightly. These butterflies were attached to the card front with a Mini Glue Dot. The rest of the butterflies were scattered around the large butterflies and attached to the card front using SNAIL. There were plenty of butterflies left over, so I put a few on the inside of the card, too. I left a space in the upper center of the card for a sentiment. I used the Well Scripted birthday sentiment because the swirls reminded me of the dips and soars of butterflies in flight.
The Butterfly Accent was also stamped on the front of the envelope with the Well Scripted sentiment stamped on top of the butterfly. I purchased the Well Scripted stamp set in the Clear Mount version and it was super easy to ensure correct placement of the sentiment both on the front of the card in between all those butterflies and on the center of the butterfly on the front of the envelope.
For all of you in the North (and West and MidWest and NorthEast) who are still dealing with all the layers to stay warm, think about giving this card a [Big] Shot with the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslit and let the thoughts of butterflies flitting about a Spring flower garden bring you some warmth.
Stamps: Butterfly Accent, Well Scripted; Inks: Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Really Rust, Taken With Teal; Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Taken With Teal, Whisper White; Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots; Tools: Paper Cutter/Scorer, Bone Folder, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Sponge; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope