Butterfly Flourish Card


Sunday afternoon my son John had homework to work on, so we both headed upstairs to my studio. He worked on a project for History and I pulled out things to make a couple of cards to send out this week. I absolutely love having him work beside me at my craft table. 

I will be the first to tell you - I am not a card marker. Its hard for me to work with something small and I struggle with how to design a card font.

While looking through the Silhouette online store, I came across a cut file for the butterfly flourish card front. I cut it out using American Crafts card stock. Once the butterfly was cut out, I spray glued it to the front of a white card base, made of American Crafts paper. 

The card base is 5x7 which is larger than what I normally use, but I think the intricate details needed a larger background. 

To jazz it up just a touch, I placed various colors of enamel dots inside the floral cuts. I love the little pops of color!  Here's a close up: 





 All in all, I really liked how this card came out. Is it a heavy technique based card? Nope. But I am not a heavy technique based scrapbooker, so I am not surprised that my card making is simple also.

This card will most likely be sent to my MawMaw. I have been missing her a bunch lately, and I think this card will make her smile.

Happy Monday, friends. I am hoping to have some time to work in my studio this afternoon. I have a couple of ideas brewing and I am anxious to get them down on paper.

8 comments:

  1. Melissa, that is a gorgeous card! I'm sure it will brighten your MawMaw's day. It's very "spring" and cheerful :)

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  2. This is fantastical. I love this so much.

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  3. pretty butterfly, nice and 'springy' card

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  4. The enamel dots are such a nice touch.

    I love getting ideas from your photos. The buttons scattered in front of the card is something I would have never thought of doing. Now I want to copy you.

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  5. I think I have that die cut in my library! It looks gorgeous here.

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  6. Very pretty! It also gave me an idea for using some of my millions of brads (instead of enamel dots). Thanks!

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  7. I love simple cards! I like the color of paper you chose and the enamel dots really make it pop.

    Stefani | Dreams of Nyssa

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