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No Beauty Without Some Strangeness

by Emily Midgett March 23, 2018 7 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! 

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7 Responses

jocelyn
jocelyn

May 22, 2020

I like the caterpillar stamp, but FYI a swallowtail butterfly chrysalis does not hang on a branch that way. The chrysalis is attached at an angle and is supported by silk girdles. You have portrayed it as hanging from the top of the chrysalis, which just doesn’t happen.

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
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