|Any-occasion card featuring the Butterfly Basics stamp set and using the Bokeh Background technique.|
On this project I created my Bokeh background and then stamped the fern and larger butterfly images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Basic Gray ink. I also stamped the honeycomb image in silver metallic ink. For the bottom layer I used Brushed Silver card stock that I embossed using the Delicate Designs TIEF.
The sentiment is heat embossed in silver and die-cut using the Banners Framelits. The Butterfly is die-cut from Whisper White card stock, using the Butterflies Thinlits and then sponged with Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss inks. I then lightly dabbed my silver metallic ink pad all over the butterfly to give it a sheen. I used some silver satin ribbon and a single large rhinestone (retired) to embellish. The entire card is built on a Lost Lagoon card base.
I may actually give this card to one of the secretaries from my school who is retiring on Friday after 30 years. Somehow the idea of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly seems suitable for someone about to experience freedom from the working world!