Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Retro butterflies

Hi stampers!  I LOVED the Retro Sketches sketch this week!

Eeep!  It's so cute and you could go so many different directions with it!  I chose to keep it really simple with the hectic week I'd had last week and I have to say that it worked out well:-)  I'll probably use it time and again!
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Pop-up posies kit
Paper:  Whisper white, rich razzleberry, island indigo, summer starfruit, Sycamore street DSP (SAB)
Ink:  Rich razzleberry
Accessories:  Butterfly punch, bitty butterfly punch,  vine street embossing folder (SAB), basic rhinestones

I just got the bigger butterfly punch with my SAB order to go with the smaller one I had gotten from the Occasions catalog and they go together so well!  I also used the stamp from the pop-up posies kit...I LOVE that our products work so seamlessly together!  While the stamp might come with the flower kit it looks terrific on this card all by itself!  Don't be afraid to mix up stamp sets and kits and elements that you may not think of putting together immediately!

I pulled the colors from the DSP which I love.  And a couple of little tips.....

1) The rhinestones are actually the strips of jewels.  I took my paper snips and carefully sniped them apart in groups of three which was way easier than trying to line up the rhinestones individually.

2) I used glue dots to adhere the butterflies so that their wings stand up.  I gently fold them in half a little then put a glue dot on the back and stick it down.  You can then "fluff" up the wings to make them look like they are flying away:-)


  1. This might be my favorite Mindy card ever! I know I say that a lot though. lol LOVE it, even with THAT color on there!

  2. Darling! love the colors and the patterns of the butterflies. I like the subtlety of the EF strip behind the butterflies too. fantastic card!

  3. OH my goodness! Those butterflies are gorgeous! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Retro Sketches!

  4. I love your layered butterflies - particularly with the different pattern on each!! Thanks for joining us at retrosketches!

  5. Mindy, I absolutely LOVE this card. Thanks for helping me find it.

    Smithr66 on splitcoaststampers

  6. Mindy, I absolutely LOVE this card! Thanks for helping me find it.

    smithr66 on splitcoaststampers


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