Birthday card for my Bestie

This past weekend, my bestie, Leah, celebrated her birthday. I decided to make her a card using one of her favorite images: the butterfly. I broke out some oldies but goodies with the paper and dies but I really enjoyed making the card. I even stepped it up by decorating the envelope. I often stamp my envelopes, but I don’t ever think to use the DSP to cover the flap. It sure does make a special card that much more special.

I used the large butterfly die to cut a silver critter and a vellum critter and layered the vellum on top. It’s a lovely combo and adds texture and height without clutter. I fussy cut that bottom butterfly out of the retired DSP. See? I told you she was special….

I used the new die set, Stitched So Sweetly in the Jan – June 2020 mini catalog to cut the vellum layer on the front of the card. The DSP is layered with Silver Foil paper, though it’s hard to see that in the photos. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on Basic Black cardstock. The large butterfly and the small guy were both adhered with dimensionals. The stamps on the envelope are from the retired Butterfly Basics set. I finished with some of the large rhinestones for sparkle. I like to use the large rhinestones on hand-delivered cards since they are a substantial size.

I am trying to make a point to stamp something on the back of the card – it’s unused real estate that begs for something. When you get a card from someone, don’t you usually turn it over to look at the back, too? Let’s use that space, baby! I stamped a sentiment from the Here’s a Card set – it’s a little cheeky – perfect-o!

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