Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Butterfly Hello

I have been fascinated lately with cards that feature alphabet letter dies that are cut out of the same designer paper and attached so the pattern continues on the letters and on the background. Does that make sense? Jennifer McGuire showed this technique in a recent blog post with a video tutorial here. I cannot afford the set of alphabet dies she used, but searched through my dies and found a block letter "hello" die from Kaisercraft that worked great. 

 I started with two identical pieces of pink floral designer paper from The Paper Studio. I die cut "hello" out of one of them and also out of black fun foam. I used my favorite glue from Nuvo (Deluxe Adhesive with the fine tip) to attach the pink floral hello to the black fun foam and then onto the card front so the flower pattern continues on both. I attached that piece to a black cardbase. Then I added some pink punched butterflies decorated with Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops. Here is a close up look showing the dimension and a look at the inside where I attached another piece of the gorgeous floral dp with gold foil:

I am entering this card in the Layers challenge at Dies R Us and the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. (The "hello" die is from Kaisercraft.)

Thanks for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!


Darlene said...

I too had to rummage through my dies and give this technique a try when I saw her video! You did an AWESOME JOB! Love your card creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Layers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Migdalia said...

I love the fun dies! The butterflies are so pretty!!Beautiful card.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting with Creative M

Di said...

Beautiful Karen! I've seen it called the camouflage technique - which is the term I now use. So pretty as well! x

kiwimeskreations said...

A really beautiful card Karen - I will have to dig out my letter dies and 'have a go' - thanks for the inspiration

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a gorgeous card you made and I love the inside of it too.

Maria said...

Wonderful technique with the sentiment and pretty butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the 'Layers' Challenge!

laurie said...

How pretty! I love the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!