Sometimes we just need a quick and elegant card for an occasion. Today I needed a birthday card that was impressive, but didn’t take a ton of time. The Best of Butterfly set is perfect for this occasion. Who doesn’t like butterflies? I decided to go with one of my favorite retiring colors – River Rock. River Rock looks stunning with Basic Black, so my choices today were quite simple.
It’s my son in-law Jeff’s birthday today, and I thought this card would be perfect. The colors are neutral, and the butterfly is cool. And since he’s a cool guy, it’s a perfect fit.
- I wanted to add a little splash of color, so I inked up my clear D stamp block in River Rock and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White card stock.
- I popped the butterfly image on top in Basic Black and gave it a quick zap with my heat gun to set the black ink.
- The greeting is from the set You’re Amazing, and although I probably could have put it on an accent using Apothecary Accents Framelits, I thought it was better by itself today.
- I popped up the Butterfly once I matted it on Basic Black. I thought it needed just a little pop of elegance, so I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels for a nice effect.
- When adding Pearls, I like to place them in three in an asymmetrical triangle. So I used two below connecting to the point within the Butterfly and three above.
- I refrained from wanting to place more pearls in the design portion of the greeting as it was too much. As a rule – when you want to stamp or place one more somewhere – stop!
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Stamp Sets – Best of Butterflies (133345c) You’re Amazing (126722c, 126720w) Ink – River Rock (126977), Basic Black (126980) Paper – Whisper White (100730), River Rock (126977). Basic Black (126980) Cool Tools – D Clear Stamp Block (118485) Finishing Touch – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)