Hi Everyone! It’s Jenny here! Today I’m going to show you two ways in which you can use the In Flight and Scroll Butterfly dies to make two great hand made thank you cards. They coordinate wonderfully together.
For my first card, I die cut the In Flight die from Premium White cardstock – I made sure to die-cut it from the centre of a 4 x 5.25″ panel – you’ll see why with my second card!
I then taped down the Scroll Butterfly die over the top of the diecut so that it lined up, and then ran it through my die-cutting machine with a tan mat and an embossing plate. This ensures the die only dry embosses the cardstock, rather than cutting it.
The result is this gorgeous effect you can see below. I chose to leave it plain white, but you could also lightly brush it with ink over the top or at the edges for more definition. I did coat it in clear Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle though!
The background was created with the new Kaleidoscope background stamp, inked up with Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed onto cold press watercolor cardstock with white embossing powder. I then used Catherine Pooler Ink reinkers to randomly watercolor the background (drop the ink refills into a palette or onto your craft mat and then pick up with a water brush, or spritz with water).
I used Stone Blue, Sugared Lavender, Be Mine, and All That Jazz, which blend beautifully together. The re-inkers are more intense than the inks, and are great for watercoloring. When dry, I trimmed out the panel and adhered it to a white card base with craft foam.
I popped the die cut butterfly onto the centre with foam tape, adding a double layer behind the large wings, and only a single layer elsewhere, to give more dimension. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the “Thanks” from the A Note of Thanks stamp set onto CPD Vellum with silver embossing powder. I trimmed it out and adhered it with clear foam tape. As a final touch, I added clear iris sequins.
For my second card, I used the panel I had die cut the first In Flight butterfly from (that’s why I recommend you cut it from the centre of a panel!) I then added the reinkers to a craft mat (the same colors) and spritzed a piece of cold press cardstock with water, which I then smushed into the re-inkers, then dried it. I adhered it behind the white die-cut butterfly panel.
You could leave it as is, but I wanted to add a bit more detail. I die cut the Scroll Butterfly from CPD Vellum and then adhered it with liquid glue to the card panel, just applying adhesive behind the body of the butterfly, its head and the antennae.
This allows the vellum scrolls to lift up and give a bit of movement to the card. To hide the adhesive, I added some sequins down the centre of the body, and seed beads on the antennae.
I stamped the “Thank Yo”u sentiment from the Note of Thanks set in Midnight Ink and popped the panel up on to a white card base with craft foam. Two for the price of 1!
There are so many other ways you can use these dies, I hope this has given you some ideas!
Have a wonderful day, any questions be sure to let me know!