Hi everyone, you’ve often heard me talk about how fantastic the catalogue is for providing inspiration. I think the samples are AMAZING! Sometimes the sample I love is a 3D project and I rarely do them. So instead of thinking I can’t (or won’t) make that project, I think about how I might be able to convert it to a card. Sometimes that is a very easy process – like today’s cards. Other times, it is a little more complicated.
I was inspired by a project on page 9 of the first Sale-A-Bration catalogue. It features a clear acetate box filled with Coastal Cabana cards and secured by a belly band of the super cute butterflies which had been cut out from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. It looks good.
Here’s the Inspiration Piece…
I had to give it a try. The fiddliest part is cutting out the butterflies but even that doesn’t take too long. I didn’t worry about saving the antenna either. I stamped them on later using the Butterfly Gala stamp set. You could also draw them on with a black marker if you wanted. I used Wink of Stella to add a bit more sparkle to the butterflies. It really gave them a lift!
Here’s the Card…
After making the above card, I had to make another one but this time chose Pool Party as my base. So pretty.
Here’s the Card…
Seriously, isn’t this the cutest! I think you could pick out any of the colours in the patterned paper and use that as your base. Pick up a spool of the Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon and you can colour it to match any of the backgrounds you like. So effective!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day!
Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount and wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to all.