Valentine's Butterfly
Lucky to Call you Friend - Addicted to CAS #131

Love - die cuts only

Hi Everyone

I saw this great challenge across at AAA Cards

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Wow... now that made me stop and think.  How do I create a card using only die-cuts - no stamping!  I had such fun with this challenge and decided to make the most of some DSP and a couple of Dies.

You might recognize one of the elements from my post yesterday :-)

Here's a closeup of the elements from the two die-cuts I used - a sentiment and a butterfly.

Love Butterfly - AAA closeup (1 of 1)

I took a piece of the fabulous DSP from Altenew - I love the big, bold, graphical images on it.  I die-cut the sentiment out of the DSP and then 3x out of 80# Neenah Solar White.  I adhered the layers together and used the in-laid die-cut technique to place it back into the opening.

For the butterfly, I die-cut the butterfly  out of a matching piece of DSP and then mounted it just above the sentiment.  I made sure that I cut the butterfly from just the right place on the second piece of DSP so that it would blend with the background in the same way as the sentiment did :-) I placed a small piece of foam tape underneath each wing to ensure that it stayed lifted from the card base.    All I need to do was add a gold enamel dot and some shimmer and shine to the butterfly

Here's my card:

Die-cut AAA Butterfly (1 of 1)

Isn't that paper gorgeous?  I love it and think it works really well with the in-laid die-cut technique.

I'll be back tomorrow with another post for you.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.