Hello everyone, today I’m sharing a super simple encouragement card using images and sentiments from “Beautiful Day stamp set” by Simon Says Stamp.
This card measure 4-1/2″ x 6″ inches but you can make it slightly smaller or slightly larger to fit USA or UK standard C6 envelopes.
Beautiful Day stamp set includes 22 individual stamps . 8 butterflies, 9 sentiments to mix and match to create papercraft projects for different occasions.
I love the stained glass style butterflies and I had different ideas to use them for my blog post today. However, once I sat to craft I got stuck in one idea and the idea evolved to be super simple and easy.
So first, I wanted to use my craft knife to partially cut the butterfly wings as shown in the picture below.
Hmmm, I’m not an expert with the craft knife and I couldn’t stamp various butterflies close to each other to do this so the things got tricky. I rescued the panel above from the papercraft heaven (bin) just to show you what I mean.
So I decided to keep it simple.
I stamped all the butterflies on Bristol Smooth Paper using the Tim Holz platform and Versafine Onix Ink, then I applied colours using water-based markers: Zigs and Arteza.
I fussy cut the butterflies and I glued them on a panel using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
It took me a while to decide how to add the sentiments, the challenge was keeping the design clean and simple so I made small banners to add them underneath the butterfly wings. Nailed it!
I heat embossed the tiny sentiments from the stamp set on black smooth cardstock using Clear Ink and Nuvo White Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I like this embossing powder as I always get crisp and sharp sentiments regardless of the size of the stamped fonts.
You can do it.. stay strong! it is a beautiful message to send to friends and family when they are facing a challenge.
I also used a Nuvo Shimmer Pen and Nuvo drops here and there to embellish.
I added a panel of purple glitter paper and I glued the panel on a white card base. Done!
That’s all for today … Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions. I always read your comments and I’m happy to answer any query.
Many hugs and happy crafting
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