Beautiful Backgrounds with Perfectly Artistic Paper & Wink of Stella

I’m back and continuing on sharing some of my favorite projects using the retiring Perfectly Artistic designer paper that you can get free during Sale-a-Bration.  I’ve said many times, you don’t get a good feel for this paper pack in the catalog, but ooh boy is it pretty in person!

Sunburst sayings with perfectly artistic butterfly card and wink of stella

Today, I wanted to share a card I made for my Occasions Catalog kick off party.  It was a make & take and we were playing with lots of new things.  So many fun new things that make your projects really come together easily and have that wow factor, including:

  • Perfectly Artistic designer paper (retiring 2/15)
  • Gold Wink of Stella
  • Big Shot Die Brush

Now, you can see where the Perfectly Artistic paper stands out on the card.  It is the pretty grounding layer for the base of the card.

But then, I wanted to step it up a notch, so I cut out a Butterfly using the Butterflies die and swiped some Gold Wink of Stella behind it.  The Gold brush has great color and of course the gorgeous shimmer!

Gold wink of stella close up with butterfly die

Keep your colors simple to let your accents shine!

I loved the delicate butterfly, the shimmery Wink of Stella, and the elegant Perfectly Artistic paper…I wanted to let them really stand out, so I kept the colors of the card neutral and simple.  Everything was a shade of Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon/Gold, White, and Black.

So, when I went to add the last touches with the Sunburst Sayings stamp set, I kept in those colors.  Archival Black for the rich ink for the sentiment, and then Delightful Dijon for the fun heart or “V” accents that I stamped diagonally across the card base.

sunburst sayings butterfly card close up

Just a tip…. if you want the Wink of Stella to get the most shine, scribble back and forth a few times to lay down enough color.  Then when you go to glue down the butterfly, only glue the center so the wings can stand up and add extra dimension.

And remember how I mentioned the Big Shot die brush?  It makes getting all those pieces out a snap!  I put together a video on how the die brush works with some tips earlier this week.  So, check it out and I’ll show you how fabulous it is with this butterfly die!


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So, I hope you enjoyed this card!  I have one more for you that I’ll be back with to share on Monday!  Until them, thanks for stopping by!

Sunburst sayings with perfectly artistic butterfly card

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