Masking with the Elegant Butterfly!!!

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You all know I love bright colors and this card just makes me so happy!!! I love it!!! It is sure to spend a smile to anyone that receives it!! Also, did you notice the butterflies look so distinct and not like a muddy mess from stamping over each one? I used a mask to avoid that look. This way each butterfly looks like it’s own and that it is either up front or behind the other one! This is a super simple technique with masking! To see other masking techniques, check out these samples here, here, and here! Let’s get started!

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ and I stamped the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set in Real Red at the top! Then I took the Elegant Butterfly Punch and punched out the top of a Post-It Note (the part with the sticky). Place this over your red butterfly to cover him up. Now you will stamp another butterfly in Pumpkin Pie, overlapping the bottom portion a bit. Pull off your mask and cover up the orange butterfly and stamp in Daffodil Delight. You will keep repeating this step until you have all of your desired colors (or run out of paper). I continued with Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, and Elegant Eggplant. I turned my butterflies towards the left and right because I didn’t want them straight since that wouldn’t happen anyway. 🙂 It also allowed the butterflies to take up less space. I just love those bright colors and how they look so clean and perfect! I layered this piece onto Pacific Point cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) and then onto a Daffodil Delight card base! For the greeting, I stamped it from the Love & Affection Stamp Set in Real Red. I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch as well as a Real Red one. I cut the red one in half and placed the top portion on the top of the greeting piece and the other portion on the bottom. You can check out a video tutorial on that here. I added some loops of the Silver Metallic Thread to the back and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added it to the card!

This card is perfect for a random card to a family or friend just to let them know you are thinking of them or that they mean the world to you! Do you send out random cards like that? Let me know in the comments below! I sometimes do and need to do it a lot more often! Everyone loves Happy Mail!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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