Welcome back and happy Monday. I hope you are having a great day.
Today I’m sharing an idea with you that popped into my head the other day. When I saw the large butterfly image the Beauty Abounds Thinlit cut out, I thought of lace. In my head, I saw the butterflies filling the void of the scallop heart from the Meant To Be Thinlits.
So I cut out the largest heart in the set and removed the solid inside that it creates and filled it in with the butterflies. Yep, that is what I imagined. I think it is beautiful. I glued the butterflies to the scalloped heart and then trimmed off the excess. Once I had trimmed off the un-needed butterflies I added dimensionals to the back of the heart and set it on the whisper white layer piece. Lastly, I added everything to a card base and completed the inside of the card.
Notice the stamped sentiment THANKS. What I love about the subtle folder’s texture is that you can stamp on it. The texture is smooth enough that it allows stamping on it instead of having to stamp first then emboss.
Below is the full card. I just noticed that I have a little something on the big butterfly. Sorry about that. At least it is not ink so I can blow away whatever it is.
So for the next card, I did the same things except I used a solid color heart behind this one. I wanted to see what color behind the butterflies would look like.
When I trimmed off the excess butterflies, I actually had a whole one left so I added it to the top of the heart. You may think that I used Vanilla cardstock for these butterflies, but I didn’t, I used Shimmer white cardstock. When the shimmer white cardstock is close to Whisper White cardstock you can see the difference in color. Both are white, but different hue’s.
Look at all the detail and texture these Thinlits and folders make. I LOVE IT!
There is one more thing I want you to notice about this card. The focal point, the heart, it pops off of the page. I know that you can use dimensionals to lift an image, but this heart is bent slightly in the middle and lifted higher. If you look again you will see a large shadow in the picture. The shadow is pretty big because of the larger lift of the heart.
The way you can lift hearts like this is, you cut two hearts out, score them down the middle ( portrait style). Next, fold them in half and butt up to the scored edges together forming a whole heart. Glue down the bottom halves of the hearts to the card, leaving the top flap of the hearts loose. Then attach the focal point heart to those two pop up hearts using Tombow liquid glue. Let set and you are done.
I hope you have found a bit of inspiration here today. Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to let me know what you think of my ideas.
Enjoy your day and remember to LIVE LOVED.
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