This striking, bold card with a butterfly was a challenge from my friend Jayne to use some of this patterned paper from the Pretty Petals DSP stack. She had a lot of it and wanted some ideas for a class. I loved the paper the minute she showed it to me and wondered how I had overlooked it so many times! Haven’t we all done that with DSP? You always have patterns that you “love at first sight”. If you take the time to go through your paper stash one more time, you can find many patterns that are definitely worth a second look. And often, they can be just as striking in a card design as the “first loves”.
For this card, I really wanted it to be all about Pacific Point and black. But there is a touch of Mint Macaron in the paper and a narrow border of Mint Macaron makes that color stand out and creates an interesting color play for the card design. The black ribbon is a no brainer as are the butterfly cutouts. The royal ballon was punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch, but I thought it really needed a mat, so I fussy cut the black balloon around it. Since black isn’t an option in baker’s twine, I made do by unravelling the black from a strand of the 2-tone baker’s twine. I had tried it with the black and Mint Macaron twine, but that was way too busy for this simple, bold card. The sentiment in the balloon comes from Happy Home. But you could use whatever you can get to fit! A rhinestone was added to the butterfly just because I thought he needed a little dressing up!
Papers: Pretty Petals DSP Stack, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Mint Macaron
Stamps: Happy Home
Embellishments: Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Blod Butterfly Framelits, Butterfly Thinlets