Wishing You | by Tracey McNeely

Welcome to another Birch Press Design inspiration post. I hope that you have had the opportunity to play with some of the stamps from the newest release. Today I have a quick tutorial for you using the new Sparkler Butterfly Layered craft dies. These beautiful butterflies have four different layers that can be used together to create some awesome dimension or on their own with their distinct individual characteristics. Today I used the Sparkler Butterfly Layer A and the Sparkler Butterfly Layer C to create a pretty card that could be used for a bridal shower, a wedding, a birthday or even as an encouragement card.

I began by sponging some Distress Oxide inks on to three panels of Bristol Smooth cardstock with a foam blending tool. I divided each panel in two and I sponged colours that complimented each other on the top and bottom.

Next I sprinkled some clean water over the panels and then picked up some of the colour with a paper towel. Then I cut the tops with Layer A and the bottoms with Layer C.

Next I prepared my sentiment using the Wishing You the Best clear stamp set. The phrase ‘you all the happiness’ was stamped directly on the card base and the word wishing was stamped and die cut with the Wishing You the Best craft dies.

The butterflies were layered together and adhered in the middle allowed the wings to be free to bend slightly up for added dimension.

These dies along with this technique made for a really beautiful quick and easy card with lots of interest and also easy for mailing as the butterflies can lay flat.

I hope you were inspired today to go and make something beautiful. Have a lovely day and see you back here on Wednesday for another creative post by the design team.



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