Just b... can stand for so many things!
I think it is the story of my life right now:
Just begin (already!),(oh wait they may be your thought;))!!
So,anyway, I have been absolutely so busy that I haven't had anytime to play with my stamps and paper for weeks!
It is just un"B"elievable!
So on to my just butterfly card! I took out my paper and couldn't think what I wanted to play with first,so I went searching for a challenge. I decided on SUO's butterfly challenge! I don't know I guess I am not feeling very colorful today because I chose a neutral pattern. My card base is basic black cs. I layered a piece of sahara sand on top. This I stamped with basic black ink and some circles from the "circle circus" stamp set, in a random pattern. I also realized after I chose this challenge and had a thought in my head that I had lent my sister both my butterfly punch and my stamp set "flight of the butterfly"!! LOL.It is always the way things go,just because;).So, on to plan "b" I moved onto the "punch potpourri"stamp set. I stamped the butterfly and flower images on sahara sand cs in basic black ink. To the flowers I added some darker lines with my sahara marker, and then punched out. My butterfly had to be hand cut out(the nerve!!) I used a strip of sahara sand cs sponged with black for my saying "just b...". This is from the set "notably ornate". I used my marker to color in just the part I wanted,then center stamped it on my strip of sahara,and added three little dots with my marker.
I adhered my flowers to the left of the strip.
I knew my butterfly needed something to make him standout. I chose to make a rolled body for him. I used a piece of dsp from the neutrals paper stack, in sahara sand. I trimmed a 12"strip, making 1 end larger and then coming to a point at the end. I used my paper piercer and tightly rolled the paper around it, starting at the larger end. I used a dab (at both the beginning and the end) of mono glue to hold the roll tight. This adhesive is awesome!! I used a piece of twine folded over and threaded it through the rolled body. I tied a small knot at the end to keep it secured. Then the other end acts as an antenna. I thought this turned out really cool-what do you think??
I added him to the right side of my strip and attached it to my card front. Well my friends, I am sorry to have kept you on hold for a little bit, but I hope my card was worth the wait!
Until Next Thought,