Friday, February 24, 2012

Delightful Die Cuts

Hello my friends! Happy Friday to you :)

Today's card is for Less is More Challenge: Punches and Die Cuts. I suspect there will be bunches of fantastic cards entered in this one!

My card is super simply with a little technique . . . just the way I like it :)

I started by die cutting a circle (Spellbinders, Standard circles small) out of a 4 x 5 1/4 white layer.

Next I stamped the flourish background (Hero Arts, Artistic Windows) on glossy paper (Ranger). Once dry I rubbed on Broken China distress ink ink pad to paper. I buffed off the extra ink with a dry cloth.  I stamped over the background with the large butterfly (Hero Arts, Butterflies) using jet black archival ink (Ranger) I was so nervous I was going to smudge it lol I stamped another butterfly on regular white card stock and colored it with broken china to use as a second set of wings. After I fussy cut them out  I adhered the two together with a little foam tape. I know you can't see the second butterfly in the photo but you can when you look in the window from the side.

I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, You & Me) then added some bakers twine and two gems.  I had no intention of this turning into a monochromatic card when I started but that's how it ended up :)

Thanks for visiting!


  1. This is simply fabulous, I just love it!
    Sorry I'm a little late getting to see your card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. This is a beautiful card love the layout with the circle die cut! and such a pretty butterfly,Wilma.x