A few weeks ago I offered to make a bunch of thank you cards as a wedding gift for a family member. The idea being that they can then use the thank you cards to send out to people who give them wedding presents. I’ve been mulling over some ideas for a while, and finally got around to making a prototype of one. It is actually based somewhat on a card I made previously. I think I’ll probably end up making some tweaks, but hopefully they will like this design!
I started by using both of the dies from Tonic Studios’ Butterfly Juliet Rococo Die & Stamp Set to cut the pop-up butterfly from some purple card. This was my first time using the die, which I received as a prize a couple of months ago, and I really like how it came out. I’ve not used a pop-up die before and it’s definitely a fun effect. I then took a heart die of a similar size and used it to cut around the butterfly. I positioned it such that the heart and butterfly would all remain in one piece. I then used the same heart die, which is from the Sizzix Framelits Die Set, to cut a heart aperture in the front of my plain white card base.
For my sentiment I took the scripty thanks stamp from Pink and Main’s Thanks to You. I picked out an ink that seemed similar to the purple of the card and used that to stamp the sentiment onto my card base, using my MISTI to ensure I got a good impression. I then decided to add one of the complementary words to round out the sentiment.
Finally I adhered the pop-up butterfly into place. I applied some liquid glue to the back of the heart, making sure none got on the parts of the butterfly, then pressed it into place through the heart window on the front of the card.
I’m happy with this design. It works nicely and suits the theme. But I’m not keen on the colour difference – the ink I used for the sentiment has too much blue. I do have an ink in mind that I will try to get hold of for doing the actual cards (if I get the go ahead for this design), but I’ve also ordered the coordinating “thanks” die which would give me the option of die cutting the same purple card to create the sentiment. That would certainly be the best way to ensure that they match.
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