I hope you’re having a great day!  I’m enjoying the sunshine because I know fall is just around the corner.   When I create I’m inspired by the things I see.  I’ve been enjoying watching the butterflies float through the yard visiting all the bright colored flowers in my garden.  If you love butterflies too there’s lots to choose from in the store!  You can find butterfly stamps, die cuts, and even embossed paper in the shop here.

I love the Butterfly Garden Plate Layer C.  The beautiful stitching is so pretty I just can’t bring myself to cover it up with the other layered dies available in this set.

I inked up a panel of card stock with Distress Ink in Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries.  I foam blending tool makes is easy to blend the colors.   I cut this inked panel slightly smaller than my card base, and attached it to the card base.

Next I cut the  Butterfly Garden Plate Layer C cut from white card stock and adhered it over the inked panel.  I use an acrylic block placed over the die cut panel to keep the panel flat while the glue dries.

I cut the Sparkler Butterfly solid Layer D and intricate Layer A in shades of yellow card stock and adhered them together.  I added a purple die cut Hello Sugar Script over the butterfly die cuts.

I chose yellow for the butterfly because yellow and purple are complimentary colors.  That means they are opposite each other on the color wheel.  I repeated the purple background color on the word die.
 I love all the bold color peeking through the die cut holes!

I hope you give this technique a try – it brings your die cut panels to life!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5″