The days are getting longer,
The sun is getting stronger,
It won't be much longer,
'Til spring is here at last!
I can't help myself! I really need it to be spring! So when this week's Thursday Dream Scheme from Dreamweaver Stencils was Designer's Choice, I knew I had to show something springy. This is a card I recently created for a Lunch Card Exchange Club I go to each month. It gives me hope that nice weather is right around the corner.
LM257, Heliconia Butterfly, on the inside of one of their Long Oval White Window cards. Tape the stencil in the upper right corner making sure it is centered in the window. Use small stencil brushes to add color to the butterfly. I used several different Brilliance Inks to create a little shading on the wings. Let that dry well, or use a heat tool to set the ink. Place a piece of vellum (cut the size of the front of the card) over the stenciled butterfly. Place your clean, dry stencil back over the image (on top of the vellum), then shift it just a little up and to either side. Tape the stencil in place and spread Regular Embossing Paste (Matte White) over the stencil. Remove the stencil and carefully sprinkle the paste with crystal glitter. Let dry. Adhere the vellum piece to the inside front of the card so the pasted butterfly shows through the window with the colored butterfly behind it. Add a pretty ribbon, and maybe some pearl strips around the window (several of the ones I did for club had pearl strips around the opening and it was very pretty, but I ran out). When your lucky recipient opens the card, they'll see a beautiful, glittery butterfly on the outside, and a lovely, springy butterfly on the inside. Give it a try, it's easy!
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