What’s black and white and red all over? Today’s card! I decided to go with a classic color combo for this friendship card made with the Beauty Abounds bundle from the new Occasions catalog and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog. So the red butterflies would have some contrast, I cut the base from Real Red cardstock and the top layer from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Here’s what I made:

Friendship card made by Candy Ford using Beauty Abounds stamp set, Butterfly Beauty dies, Botanical Butterfly paper, and Red Rhinestones by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Friendship card made by Candy Ford using Beauty Abounds stamp set, Butterfly Beauty dies, Botanical Butterfly paper, and Red Rhinestones by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Friendship card made by Candy Ford using Beauty Abounds stamp set, Butterfly Beauty dies, Botanical Butterfly paper, and Red Rhinestones by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Basic Black card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • trimmed front sentiment after it was stamped (see below) *
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Beauty Abounds stamp set:

  • front sentiment in black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS, then trimmed it down using the Stampin’ Trimmer (see above) *
  • inside sentiment in black ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside of the card base
  • 2 butterflies in black ink around the inside sentiment 

Die cut using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits:

  • bottom butterfly layer cut from a scrap of Real Red CS
  • top butterfly layer cut from a scrap of Cherry Cobbler CS
  • NOTE: I used the Precision Base Plate with the Big Shot to cut these. I absolutely recommend you use the Precision Base Plate because these dies are very intricate.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • top butterfly layer glued onto the bottom butterfly layer
  • NOTE: I only applied glue to a small portion of the die cut, lined it up with the bottom layer, then applied glue to the next section, etc. If you try to glue the whole thing together at once, it’s more likely to get bits glued in the wrong place.
  • butterfly “sandwich” glued onto the DSP layer
  • Red Rhinestones applied to the heads of the 5 butterflies
  • sentiment tucked under part of the butterflies and glued in place
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the end of the card base

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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