Today I have a card using the new Butterfly Parade stamp set and the Butterfly in the Sky dies. Butterfly Parade was concepted by Wanda Guess, and it is a fun and beautiful set of fluttering butterflies. I love everything butterflies, so I was anxious to ink it up!
To create my layered butterfly, I embossed the two polka dot butterflies onto cream vellum, die cut and mounted them onto a solid die cut out of cardstock. Here's a detail shot.
Speaking of butterflies... this summer I had the chance to see part of a butterfly's transformation when we were in MN! My SIL Mary started by putting 3 caterpillars from her garden into a jar with some dill for them to eat. Within a few days, they were in the chrysalis stage. Unfortunately, they didn't transform until after we came home (and I wish that I had taken some photos of their progress). Mary did share photos of the butterflies before they flew away. Here's a photo of 2 of them (the small one still hadn't unfolded its wings yet). Nature is pretty amazing, isn't it?!
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I hope you have enjoyed August release week... Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies from the TE store:
Stamps: Butterfly Parade (TE)
Paper: The Pier (Crate Paper), Choice Buttercream, Choice Kraft (TE); Cream vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Butterfly in the Sky (TE), Standard Circle Nestabilities – Small (Spellbinders), White embossing powder, Buttons, Hemp cord, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.