I have one of my favourite scrapbook layouts on proud display in my craft room – see this post for a look (not that my Craft Room looks as empty as this anymore!) – and it features a butterfly (or two) created by using a variety of DSP patterns and my Fiskars Butterfly Template and Cutting Tool. I haven’t made one of these butterflies for a while thanks to my addiction to my Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Butterfly Die – but I decided to pull it out again when I received my SAB free Everyday Enchantment DSP – its divine! I’ve added a bit of Newsprint DSP for interest too…
The base of my card is Soft Suede – but it looks a little chocolatey here doesn’t it? I’ve used a string of pearls to decorate the body of my butterfly, and cut my DSP banner using my petal cone die. I’ve embossed my Happy Birthday sentiment with White Embossing Powder. I’d have preferred Vanilla EP but the White blends ok…
I just love the dimension created when you build up all of those lovely layers with stampin dimensionals!
And the inside of the card needed to be special too. I’ve run a piece of Cream Confetti card through the Tulip Embossing folder and generously inked the edges with Soft Suede. I tore the side of my Newsprint DSP, inked it up and hid a piece of the Everyday Enchantment underneath – love this look!
And finished it off with three adhesive pearls in the top right corner.
Yep this card is detailed – it took a while – it was soooo fun to make – and it’s for a special woman who I met through this wonderful craft and proudly call my friend.
She is featured in the layout below which I created for her birthday this week – next to another special woman – Mrs Shelli Gardner who is of course the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!…
I wanted to show you a closeup of the emboss resist butterflies (SU die) that I have embellished the LO with…
They came by accident actually – I originally intended them to be just embossed Very Vanilla, after embossing the flower design from Friends Never Fade in Iridescent Ice EP, gluing the Very Vanilla Cardstock to chipboard and running them through the Big Shot with the beautiful butterflies die.
Then I inked the edges in Pool Party Classic Ink and OH MY! Of course the embossed section resisted the ink and started to look really cool – so I kept going and added some lucky limeade too. I am so pleased at how they turned out!
And rather than a large title on my LO I decided to go with a sentiment which is from the Hostess Stamp Set Perfect Words – I love that this sentiment describes either or both women in the LO :).
And here is the end product – I framed the LO in a White Ribba frame from ikea – The best shadow boxes on the market in my opinion! See how I overlap some elements onto the Mat inside frame? – The cut out is just smaller than 12 x 12 inch so I just adhered the layout to the back of the mat, and re-attached some of the elements on top. Now this was quite nerve racking because once sticky strip is adhered, there is no going back! I think next time I will buy the frame first and complete the layout in place!
Michelle, Happy Birthday! Hope you like it! And to everyone else, thanks for making it down to the end of this very long post!!!! If you’ve got any questions about the techniques I’ve featured in these projects don’t hesitate to leave a comment or drop me an email…
2 thoughts on “Everyday Enchantment DSP Butterflies”
Thanks Sarah, it was one of those projects that you step back and are just completely satisfied with! I had to wrap it so I would stop looking at it LOL! I was hoping to drop by this week and return your collie bag etc – will give you a buzz 🙂
Jan, this layout is absolutely STUNNING! I love everything about it! Love the card too, but that layout is a show stopper! I bet Mini was chuffed to bits and pieces 😉