Good morning all! I love playing with butterfly dies as there is just so much fun stuff you can do with them. Whether it is cutting them out of sheer vellums or kraft card, layering them up or using decorative papers, there are always a bunch of different looks you can achieve. Here I was having a bit of fun with the butterfly trail. Why not use tiny flowers to create the trail? I love the way this looks! Definitely a clean and simple style card, but so easy, quick and pretty so it ticks all my boxes (sorry no ribbon as that would have just been wrong on this one!). I simply started with a piece of coconut white card that I stamped my sentiment in the corner. A little tip that I have found helpful is to start with a slightly larger piece than I need. The reason for this is that I then have a bit of an allowance if I stamp my sentiment askew (as I often do!), I can trim my card to make my sentiment straight. I used the butterfly From Les Papillons and cut an aperture in my card. I used 3D foam pieces on the back of my card to raise it for dimensions. I cut a piece of black and white patterned paper so it showed through my aperture and mounted my white background piece over it. Next I cut an assortment of sizes of the flowers from the Cherry Blossom die set in blush card. This is an incredibly versatile set and I have used it for so many other things besides the obvious. I used my stylus and a foam mat to give the flowers a bit of shape and definition. I glued them into place in the form of the butterfly trail down the card from the aperture to the sentiment. I added a tiny 3mm pearl to the centre of each of them. I double matted the card and finished the edges with black PVA glue dots. So simple! Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.
I have a bit of bad news though as we didn't reach our target of 400 comments on Tuesday's card. A wonderful effort (around 275 comments!) and I truly enjoyed reading all your lovely comments. There is good news however. Since both Monday and Tuesday there were over 200 comments, we have two extra days that qualify for more winners on Sunday's comment game! Right now, there will be 9 winners' names drawn. Anytime there are over 200 comments, I draw another set of three winners on Sunday so if you want to increase your chances of winning, don't forget to leave a comment! All for now, Sue x