My parents recently celebrated their 59th Wedding Anniversary. I had seen many vintage looking cards using the Elements of Style stamp set along with the Beautiful Butterflies die for the Big Shot and although I do like the vintage look, I don't like it to have lots of tears, etc.
I finally put together a card that I was happy with. I ended up not using any distressing other than sponging the edges of the layers. I had thought about colouring in the flowers behind the sentiment, but in the end I preferred to have the colour only on the butterfly.
I almost forgot that I had the Vanilla Hodgepodge. I lightly sponged it with Early Espresso. I also used some of the new Basic Pearls for the "body" of the butterfly. I hadn't realized when I ordered them that there were "strings" of pearls so I didn't have to adhere them individually.
Hope you like the card.
Stamp Set - Elements of Style; Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - Early Espresso; Crumb Cake; Very Vanilla; Watercolour Paper
Ink - Jet Black StazOn; Crumb Cake; Early Espresso
Other - Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon; Vanilla Hodgepodge; Beautiful Butterflies Die for the Big Shot; Basic Pearls; Dimensionals; Designer Label Punch
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