February 11, 2014

Butterfly Inspiration Photo!

I have a funny little story to go with today's post. I was on Facebook one night and three of my customers were having a conversation about me. You know how you can link a name to a Facebook post..well, all of a sudden my little red notification was alerting me that my name was mentioned. Lo and behold, Vicki, Cindy and Cyndee were discussing a photo and how "Debbie" could probably make a pop-up card using the photo:

I became part of the conversation for a few minutes then off I went to my stamp room because as you know....I just love a challenge. I surely WAS going to take their challenge to heart. This is the front of my card:

And this is the inside which is a pop-up card:

For the front I used the "Hardwood" stamp for the background inked in "Basic Gray Ink" over "Basic Gray Cardstock". I stamped the sentiment from the "Just Sayin'" stamp set using "Basic Gray Ink" and cut it out using the "Word Bubbles Framelits Dies". I cut a few more word bubbles in "Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight Cardstock" and layered all three bubbles:

This is the sentiment for the inside of the card using the "Make A Wish" stamp set and the "Ovals Collection Framelits Dies":

A close-up of my butterflies and how they are popped-up:

Pretty neat huh? All of my butterflies were stamped using the "Papillon Potpourri" stamp set and cut out with the "Elegant Butterfly Punch" and the "Bitty Butterfly Punch" using "Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight Cardstock" and inked with "Basic Gray Ink". I hope you have enjoyed my butterfly inspired card for today!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz
  • Inks: Basic Gray
  • Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Make A Wish, Just Sayin' Hardwood
  • Tools: Bird Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Tea Lace Doily
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  1. Gorgeous card and love your butterflies. Love the pretty bright colors you used
    I have never made a pop-up card before but would like to so I was wondering how you made the pop-up part you mounted your butterflies to.
    thank you

    1. Hi Colleen, I will try to post a pattern in the next few days so you can make one of these. It's on my to-do list so keep visiting!

    2. thank U. Will be looking forward to it.

  2. Absolutely stunning! So glad you took that challenge.

  3. Amazing, love what you have done!!!!!!

  4. Wow! Challenge accepted, challenged conquered -- truly gorgeous card! And so very inspiring. This is one of those cards that just makes you smile, and keep smiling.

  5. All I can say is, this is amazing, the pop up is stunning. Beautiful butterflies.

  6. STUNNING!!!!! It looks like a little piece of those forests in the Mexican state of Michoacán where this amazing Monarch Butterflies migrate.
    So glad you took up this challenge Debbie, only you could have imagine this and taken it to fruition!!! thank you for the measurements on the pattern.

  7. Holy cow, Debbie! Would you place your metallic robot paw on this comment box to prove you aren't a machine?! This is extraordinary in every way!!!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Wow, you are so creative! Congrats on a stunning card.

  9. Wow! Challenge accepted, challenged conquered -- truly gorgeous card! And so very inspiring. This is one of those cards that just makes you smile, and keep smiling.

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