Friday, April 10, 2015

Butterfly Thanks


Hi there, I have another card to share with my guest design spot over at Frantic Stamper. I'll be sharing a project about once per week!

I'm quite often in need of thank you cards and love to make them in multiples to give for teacher gifts. With the end of the school year approaching, I decided to make several quick thank you notes.  To add color and highlight the gorgeous detail on the butterfly die cut, I used a variety of distress inks on a piece of scrap white paper. I put the scrap paper behind the die cut. The die cut is adhered on the body of the butterfly only with the a touch of glue.  To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment and added a black frame. The touch of black gives the colors a little extra pop!


Here's an extra close up of the color. Would love to hear whether you create card sets too?




21 comments:

Gerrina said...

Think it is a beautiful festive card! And no, I stamp no stes, just when someone asks for it (invitations most...) Have a colourful and fun weekend!

sandie said...

Stunning mix of colours. I don't do sets of the same cards but do give packs of different cards xx

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous butterfly, Lynn... and, yes, I do create sets!
=] Michele

designbydonna said...

Beautiful butterfly. Love the colors. I do make sets to use as gifts--especially hostess gifts.

Barb said...

Lynn, that butterfly is stunning! What a gorgeous card! ♥

Cindy C. said...

So beautiful!!!!!

Lisa said...

This is just lovely Lynn, what a pretty butterfly! I make sets too! Every year, in addition to her birthday gift, I make several cards for our DIL to have on hand for her 1st grade students and parents!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Lynn, the springtime colours. I sometimes make sets, but I usually put together packages of mixed cards.

Bobby said...

I love all the colors in the butterfly, Lynn. The card is so simple but stunning. I don't make sets.

~amy~ said...

Lynn, this is so beautiful....I love the colors!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous butterfly!

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous card, Lynn!
I don't normally create more than one card of each design I make.... but I found that with my MISTI, I'm starting to do so -- it's just so much easier!

KayM said...

Oooooh that is so pretty Lynn!! The blended colors under the butterfly are just gorgeous!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I haven't seen that butterfly - it's perfect for the colours you used - very pretty and feminine!

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card Lynn! I love the combination of inks behind that beautiful die cut.

Lisa Kind said...

So, so pretty! I love the soft colors behind the butterfly!

Kelly Griglione said...

You know, Lynn, I do create sets of cards that are quick to make (especially if they took a long time to think up), but many times they are for ME to use. I just have to make notes on a tiny post-it on who I give them to so I don't give more than one to a family! If I have time it seems such a shame to not get a few more done when all the supplies are out already.

Love how you've introduced the color behind the butterfly on your card. And yes, the thin black outline really adds a lot to frame your card!

Lesley said...

Beautiful!

Anita in France said...

Wow, wow, wow, Lynn ... this is just gorgeous ... those fabulous sponged colours really highlight the delicate wings of that beautiful butterfly! Making card sets is on my list of things to do ... one day!! Anita :)

Jennifer K said...

Love the delicate butterfly back with all that marvelous color! And the black frame really makes it pop.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such beautiful, soft pops of color behind that intricate butterfly! Yum!