Graceful Wings

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Graceful Wings

Other Products: White cardstock-heavy weight, Peerless Watercolors, sheer ribbon, embossing ink (VersaMark used here), watercolor paper.

Instructions: Card size: 4 3/4” x 5 3/4". Fold a piece of heavy weight white cardstock, 10 x 6”, to measure 5 x 6”. Place the top of the outer Butterfly die just over the fold so that it will not cut away fold (about 1/4" over fold). Score cut out butterfly again on the right side right at the intersection of top and bottom wing, fold down toward card inside to form the easel. Cut another full outer butterfly from white and glue just the bottom half to the folded down bottom half of card base butterfly.

Use a piece of white watercolor paper (smooth as possible) about 5 x 6” and wet entire piece. Use a large flat brush to “wash” paper with Fuchsia watercolor. Let dry completely then dust the paper with non-static pouch, ink Large Butterfly stamp with VersaMark or other clear embossing ink stamp washed paper, emboss with white powder then die cut. Stamp another piece of white with the butterfly stamp, emboss then die cut for the inside of card. Sponge the outer edges of inside butterfly with Magenta Hue. Glue the inside down to inside of card and glue the watercolor washed butterfly to front of card.

Die cut the decorative butterfly out of Luxe Gold and out of white, glue them together slightly offset. Cut out another gold head and antenna from the butterfly die (the one used to die cut the stamped image), glue the gold head to the stamped watercolor butterfly. Glue the decorative gold and white butterfly to the body of stamped butterfly and gold head, leaving wings free.

Stamp Magnolia Blossoms using Magenta Hue, sponge backs, die cut and shape in the mold. Stamp leaves using Fern Green, sponge front and back with Leaf Green, adding in a bit of Magenta Hue at the tips, die cut and shape in the mold. Glue 2 of each size blossom together to form each flower, insert gold and hot pink stamen. Form a small arrangement for the inside of card to be placed just so that butterfly will stay open to desired position.

Stamp sentiment using Magenta Hue and die cut using a small tag. Glue a fuchsia bow to the top then glue the tag to the inside of card.

Finish card by glittering the body of the butterfly on the front and glittering the flowers inside.

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