I have been wanting to experiment with this dimensional technique and I though these butterflies were perfect! So I created a swarm/rabble/lek of butterflies. (I looked those words up. Aren't those strange and harsh terms for this beautiful group of butterflies?)
It's so easy to create this very dimensional grouping. I've also seen it done with snowflakes which is absolutely lovely. Simply stamp with white ink and another color ink (I went for tone on tone.) Let it dry. Then white emboss the top layer. You get so much dimension for these simple steps!
This card is for a very special young lady. She's in fourth grade and for most of her life she has had to deal with the fact that her little sister has been through three full episodes of chemo. I have a card for her sister too, but I never want to forget what big sister is experiencing. The whole family could use your prayers as this time around is particularly intense.
I actually started out in a different direction for this group of butterflies...a single strip on a birthday card. But in the midst of putting that card together, I realized that the look of the butterflies was EXACTLY what I wanted for this little girl - cute, but not cutesy...and I wanted a bigger group of them for her. But I do like the first card so wanted to share it also.
- Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Polka Dot Silhouettes, Love from Rhubarb (You are Special), Happy Birthdays
- Paper: Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst, Stampin' Up Melon Mambo
- Ink: Colorbox Frost White, Versamark, Papertrey Hibiscus Burst
- Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Stampin' Up punches: oval, scalloped oval, scalloped border, Papertrey Hibiscus ribbon, Baker's Twine from The Twinery, white embossing powder