Set Your Heart A-Flutter With This Love, Live, Laugh Keepsake DIY

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Hello Crafters, it's Aida from Life and Paper Crafting! If I were to ask who loves Butterflies, the number would be ginormous, there are so many of us who are avid users of this die-cut shape and design. There are endless ways to use this design in a variety of styles as you will see in the posts here. For myself, the gorgeous shapes in the Flutter Thinlits and the coordinating Stampers Anonymous stamp set were hands down a gorgeous combination not to be missed. I've created this wedding keepsake of paper on canvas that would look wonderful as a display for the special day.

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Titles are tricky things, one which I have to think about all the time in my projects. It helps tremendously to have a set of Alphanumeric Thinlits die set with 121 alphabets to make words you like. The alphabets were die-cut using Bronze foil paper and the satin ribbon matched to it.

In the little gaps between the butterflies and moths, I filled them in with tiny flowers using Eileen Hull's adorable Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Thinlits.

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The Flutter shapes were heat embossed using my all time favorite powder Liquid Platinum by Ranger. I LOVE that it's neutral, in between Silver and Gold, yet with enough *ooomph !* to give that elegant sheen.

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You have to agree the Butterflies and Moths look so beautiful embossed. A tip I'd like to share is - use heavy weight watercolor paper as the shapes will look and feel more luxurious. Fill in the centers of the shapes with color brush-pens, then a light wash of clean water for a softer effect.

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The color palette is a pale yellow with hints of lilac, the lightest blue and peach.

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I hope this keepsake make has inspired you to use the Flutter Thinlits and matching stamps. Just imagine all the design possibilities you can create - from elegant to textured layers to edgy grunge. Happy crafting !

Singature:Aida Haron

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