Friday, March 19, 2010

Springtime is for butterflies

How about some spring cards? I opened up my butterfly and rick rack dies today and made a couple of quick cards. I cut a bunch of butterflies from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie paper (love it to pieces!), glued down just their centers to my card base, then blinged them up with some rhinestones colored with my B04 Copic marker. The new rick rack die is amazing! Check out that cool border - it only takes about a second to make. And the color is Hawaiian Shores. Such a fabulous blue. The green paper at the bottom of the card is one of the sheets from the Urban Prairie pack.

A few of the butterflies have their patterns very carefully placed. If you want to cut from a specific spot in your patterned paper, just put a tiny bit of scotch tape across the edge of the die to hold it in place while you run it through your die cutter.

These cards were inspired by Lisa's great card here, which was in turn inspired by Heather Nichols.

Details: paper - Rustic White, Hawaiian Shores, Urban Prairie (Basic Grey); accessories - butterfly and rick rack dies, rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Copic marker


Kathy said...

No fair, how'd you get your new stuff already? I ordered release night and mine doesn't make it here till next week.

Cute cards! This is one of my favorite BasicGrey collections.

Melissa Bickford said...

Love this card! So colorful and springy, Chris!

Pam W. said...

I see why you chose this a favorite. So bright and cheerful.

Kristie said...

Super super cute!!! Love what you did with the butterflies :)