Floral & Flutter Multiple Ways

This is a mini series.  Do you remember the mini series we used to watch when we didn’t have 500 channels available to us?  I remember in college watching North and South with Patrick Swayze as Orry Maine.  Oh my (swoon).  And Kirstie Alley played a crazy woman whom we all loved.  Those were the days; however I digress.  My mini series is a bit different as I am going to take the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter die set and show you multiple ways to use that set.  Floral & Flutter Multiple Ways.

Floral & Flutter Multiple Ways

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thinking of you card recipe

What you need:  A die set that is not solid, Tim Holtz Oxide Ink in three of your favorite colors, water in a spritzer bottle, Nuvo crystal drops or similar and a sentiment.  This is a pretty simple card, but I think the simplicity makes it lovely.  White card stock should be cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches.  Another piece of card stock cut at (now this is my great match) 5 1/4 (plus 2 notches up) by 4 (plus 2 notches up).  I sponged the larger piece of card stock with Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick on the top 1/3 of the card.  The second third with Oxide Broken China and the last 1/3 with Wilted Violet Oxide ink.  Then I blended where the inks met to get a smooth finish.  Using the butterfly in the die set, I placed it at an angle on the smaller piece of white card stock and ran it through my die cut machine.  I put the cut out butterfly back in the small piece of white card stock where the butterfly was cut out.  Using my sponge dauber and the same Oxide ink I sponged the color on different parts of butterfly and overlapped the outer card stock just a little leaving a lot of white space.  I held up the piece of card stock with the die cut butterfly and gently spritzed it with water.  Then I heat set it.  I placed the card stock in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

And that’s all of the hard work.  The large piece of card stock goes on the card base.  The smaller piece of card stock is centered on the larger piece of card stock.  Then the butterfly gets placed back in the die cut, but gluing only the center and I lifted up the wings and antennae.  Nuvo Crystal drops provided the final touches.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for another way to use the Floral and Flutter die set.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.


Luke 7:  27

This is the one about whom it is written:  “‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,  who will prepare your way before you.’


Floral & Flutter Multiple Ways — 5 Comments

  1. Hi April, The card is lovely.

    I remember North & South. Don’t make them like that these days.

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

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  3. I’ve enjoyed coming in the front door and walking back through all the posts to the original post in your mini-series, April! You’re an excellent teacher and I love your CASlicious blended designs! I know a lot of crafters who don’t have the instinctive knack of “seeing” how they can use something they already own to create a CASE of a card design they love, so you are doing a great public service with this encouraging mini-series!! Hugs, Darnell

    • You are so sweet. I am flattered to receive such a sweet comment from someone who inspires me. I love your cards and your wonderful sense of humor. :-). Thank you for making my Monday.

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