Hello, Happy Wednesday everyone !
Today I have a card I created for the As You See It Challenge blog.
This week at As You See It we have a super cute heart filled sketch to work with.
Unlike last time I didn’t really know what I wanted to do for this sketch, it’s a wonderful sketch but I wanted to do something other than hearts, so after spending a bit of time playing around with a few ideas I finally came up with something I was happy with…..
I plan to give this card to a friend of mine who has been going though a bit of a rough patch lately,
I wanted something that would be uplifting and also bring a smile to her face when she opened it,
so I decided to go with butterflies, lots and lots of butterflies in her favorite colour !

I have rotated the sketch and flipped the sentiment to the other side just to make it work better for me.
Now onto the details... I started off by using my We R Memory Keepers Trim & Score Board to trim down some of my favorite Trophee Board White Linen 240 GSM cardstock, making an A2 top folding card.

Next using a Hostess Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Best Thoughts I took the “You’re In My Thoughts” stamp and stamped this with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Black Embossing Powder to my card front.
I needed a total of 16 butterflies for my card layout, to make the butterflies I used the Stampin’ Up! Bitty Butterfly Punch, punching out 16 butterflies in Basic Black cardstock and 16 butterflies in Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Those of you who know me personally know I hate wrinkled cardstock, it just very upsetting!
So to avoid this on my butterflies I make a tiny score line down the centre of the top layer butterfly, this way when I fold the wings up I’m not left with ugly creased or wrinkled cardstock, just a pretty, clean fold. =)
To assemble each butterfly I add a tiny line of Tombow Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the centre of the Basic Black base butterfly, I then slightly squeeze the wings of the Bermuda Bay butterfly and place only the centre of the butterfly down on my glue line, this way I have a base to adhere to my card but I’m also able to fold the wings up on the top butterfly allowing me to give each butterfly dimension once it’s on my card.

To finish off the card I then adhered all the butterflies down to my card front using Mini Glue Dots,
I decided to add Clear Wink Of Stella to the top Bermuda Bay butterflies just to give the card some sparkle and also to give the card a bit more interest so it wasn't completely plain, I also added a few black Stampin' Up! Candy Dots around the sentiment just as a finishing touch.

I hope you liked what I did with this weeks As You See It sketch,
Have a lovely week, and as always thanks for stopping by,
Simon Says Stamp
EK Success - Powder Tool Applicator
We R Memory Keepers - Trim & Score Board
Ranger - Embossing Powder Super Fine Black
Trophee Board - White Linen 240 GSM Paper

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  1. I love those little butterflies. Great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at As You See It.

  2. Thank you Jan for your lovely comment. =)

  3. I love the colours you chose. Doesn't Wink of Stella up the glamour factor with a quick brush? Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenges this week!

  4. Thank you Heather for your sweet comment, I must say I do like the Wink Of Stella pens for cards like this - it just gives them that extra little bit of glamour with very little effort. =)

  5. Love the butterflies interpretation of the sketch! The double-dimension on them is so fantastic! Thanks for playing along with the As You See It Challenge this week. I hope you'll join us next week! A new challenge posts tomorrow!!!

  6. Thank you so much for your comment Sarah, looking forward to another wonderful challenge from the As You See It design team. =)