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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Butterfly Greetings

Hi, everyone! And no, you're not seeing things. This is actually my second post tonight. Amazing, right?!

This post features two cards. There's a new Twofer Challenge underway, and this time around the theme is butterflies.

Truth be told, I don't have a lot of butterflies in my stash. But, when that stash includes some Graceful Beauties from Paper Smooches...

Both Cards: Paper Smooches Graceful Beauties image(s) and sentiments; SU cardstock
Left Card:
 MME dp; MFT cover-up die; Ranger crinkle ribbon
Right Card: SU white embossing powder; Distress Oxides: SU background stamp; Pretty Pink Posh sequins

For the card on the left, I filled in two layers of the cut-out hearts and heat embossed the sentiment over that section. The bow is Ranger crinkle ribbon that's been dyed with Distress Victorian Velvet ink. And, the focal point paper is some yummy MME gifted from a stampin' friend.

The card on the right was inspired by the current CAS-ual Friday Sketch Challenge. Since I didn't have three different sizes of PS butterflies, I inked up two PS hearts for the tiniest sketch elements. After heat embossing the butterflies and hearts, I created a Distress inky card base and front panel. Then, I stamped both of these with the same background stamp... using a complementary color for the front panel and a tone-on-tone color for the card base.

Parting Thoughts

If you missed last hour's post, a new challenge posted at Words 2 Craft By. Hope to see you in our W2CB Gallery.

Have a great week! Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Beautiful butterfly image Sybrina. Love the silhouette over top of the grid circle. It really stands out on the lovely heart background. Your second card is gorgeous with the white embossed butterflies paired with the gorgeous blue. Two beautiful designs! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

  2. Two beautiful cards, Sybrina. I love the calm and elegant first card. But my heart stole the second card with its amazing colors. I love everything blue !!!
    BożenA xx

  3. What beautiful cards Sybrina! Love the background on the blue one especially!

  4. That PS butterfly is all you need when you can use it in so many ways, Sybrina! I love it as a silhouette on your pretty sympathy card and all the details you gave your circle and your heart background. Excellent job heat embossing the sentiment on top of the embossing! Your thank you card is stunning, this time with the butterflies in white against the gorgeous shading of blues! The stitching and the background stamping and the awesome standout sentiment treatment are thoughtful details! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Fabulous butterfly twofer! The heart background is so perfect with the sentiment on the sympathy card! And the all the details make this a very pretty card! Also adore the two background you created for the thank you card!
    Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

  6. Two beautiful cards Sybrina! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays.