AUGUST KIT IS HERE!

No Beauty Without Some Strangeness

by Emily Midgett March 23, 2018 6 Comments

Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you today to share a card featuring the Color Layering Swallowtail stamp set, along with a few complementary sets. Let's get started with the details! 

For my project, I wanted to use the Color Layering Caterpillar stamp set to show the progression of the caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly... the process of becoming a butterfly is fascinating to me, like a buggy Ugly Duckling haha! I started by trimming four squares of white card stock, then four slightly larger squares of black card stock. I stamped the caterpillar, chrysalis, and branch from Color Layering Caterpillar on two of the squares using the Fresh Foliage ink quartet, Wet Cement, Charcoal, and Intense Black inks. I also stamped the butterfly from Color Layering Swallowtail on a third square using Summer Sky, Indigo, and Intense Black inks. I matted them on the slightly larger black squares. 

I added the greeting from Weird and Wonderful using Intense Black Ink. One of the great things about using clear stamps is that you can manipulate them a little bit. Here, I wanted to make this sentiment fit on this square of card stock, but the "Poe" was hanging ever so slightly off the edge, so I trimmed that one word off and added it at the very bottom. Easy peasy! I also matted the sentiment square onto a slightly larger black square. 

I created a 5.5" square card base, then adhered all of my stamped pieces down using liquid adhesive so that I could move them around a bit if I needed to. (I'm not OCD in any respect EXCEPT when it comes to straight lines on my cards. Ha!) 

Well, that's all for me today! I hope you enjoyed this project! It was definitely a bit different for me to NOT pair butterflies with flowers, but I hope you liked it anyway. Have a marvelous day! 

Save



Emily Midgett
Emily Midgett

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

6 Responses

Patty  Haff
Patty Haff

March 30, 2018

what a lovely card with a message depicting a miracle of nature!

Barbara Wolters
Barbara Wolters

March 29, 2018

So much to love about this nature theme card; Edgar Allan Poe quote is a plus.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

March 23, 2018

Gorgeous card, thank you so much.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 23, 2018

I do like it, it’s clean and crisp, and a great design!

Karthikha Balasubramanian
Karthikha Balasubramanian

March 23, 2018

Lovely card :)

Cristina
Cristina

March 23, 2018

this card and the sentiment are so sweet!!!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it