You'll Love This DIY Butterfly Birthday Card

Flutter Card

Hi everyone, Jan here today with some card inspiration using the new Tim Holtz Flutter Framelits and coordinating Flutter stamps from Tim's Stamper's Anonymous collection.  I never get tired of using butterflies in my crafting, how about you?

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I love it when there are coordinating dies with stamps, it sure beats cutting out those images by hand!  I've been cutting out a piece of magnetic paper that fits into the Sizzix envelopes to hold all those tiny little pieces such as these butterfly bodies. They are easy to find this way!

I'm a little obsessed with stamping my images, then embossing with white embossing powder, lately and these butterflies turned out wonderful.  Add in your favourite way of colouring the images; watercolour, ink, Copics, water-based markers, or crayons.  I use my water-based markers; just apply the chosen colours on a non-stick craft mat, then pick up the colour with a water brush and colour your image.  These images were stamped on Tim Holtz Watercolour paper (smooth side).

For the butterfly on the larger square, i loaded up the colour on the image, even on the embossed white parts, and lightly spritzed it with my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer.  The colours spread past the stamped image creating a negative image. This one was not cut out with the matching Framelit.

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The squares that the butterflies are adhered to are die-cut from Sizzix's new Tim Holtz Stitched Squares Framelits set, then matted with cardstock. I flicked droplets of watercolour on these white squares. My "Happy Birthday" is die-cut from Tim's new Thin Alphanumeric Thinlit set (121 dies in this set and they are 3/8" high).  Love the size of these letters, perfect for cards.  It's easier to adhere these small letters, by applying a double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of your paper before die-cutting(leaving the protective backing on). I added in some fibre strings and a Tim Holtz mirrored heart (coloured with alcohol ink) to complete my card.  Thanks so much to stopping by!

Jan

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