I recently had someone request that I put together a class for her and some friends based around a few cards she had seen online. Unfortunately, one of the cards used the old Strength and Hope stamp set that retired last year and I had never purchased. So, I set to trying to come up with a fun, similar card using the new Papillion Potpourri stamp set and matching Elegant Butterfly punch.
This was my first time using this stamp set and punch and I was pleasantly surprised at how versatile I found the images to be. For some reason, I didn’t expect the differences in style you get from the different butterflies in the set. Anywho… aren’t these butterflies so pretty?
One tip that I learned when stamping and punching the center butterflies – the punch is just slightly smaller than your stamped image. Often the punch is a teensy bit bigger than your image but not in this case. It didn’t impact my final punched out image, but caught me offguard when I was trying to line up my stamped image on my paper with the punch outline. So, I thought I would share.
I spent so long working on this card one night – tweaking this and that – that in the end I wasn’t sure I liked it. But now that I’ve had some space, I like it more. 🙂 Would this be a card you would want to do in a class or workshop?
Well, I’m off to make more samples and get my July and August classes up on the calendar!
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Papillion Potpourri Thinking of You Card Recipe
Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Curly Cute
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Daffodil Delight marker, Wisteria Wonder marker, Calypso Coral marker
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly punch, Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, sponge daubers, stampin’ dimensionals, basic rhinestones