I showed you a card earlier this month using the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits and told you how much I am enjoying working with this set. I laugh at this statement because when I first saw this stamp set it definitely was not on my wish list. I didn't even order the thinlits on my first order from the Occasions Catalog. All those little "holes" scared me. I didn't want to have to sit and poke at all of them. Well, I started seeing samples using both items — still wasn't thrilled with the stamp set but I did order the thinlits, a few more sample cards and then Amanda, a team member, showed me a project she has designed and I knew that I "HAD TO HAVE THE STAMP SET". Here is my take on Amanda's project.
I started with a 12" x 12" frame I bought at the "M" store. The images are stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla 12" x 12" cardstock. I used So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso inks and markers for the stamped images. I used Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock for the two larger butterflies.
Tip for cutting out the butterflies — use Dryer Sheets. That's right, I said Dryer Sheets.
Here's your Big Shot "sandwich" — Magnetic Platform, Acrylic Plate, 1 or 2 layers of Dryer Sheets (needs to be brand new one — can purchase a box for a $1 at the Dollar Store — I like Unscented ones), cardstock, wax paper, thinlit, Acrylic Plate. Now run through the Big Shot about 3 times — just go forward, backward and forward. Separate your layers — peel the butterflies off the dryer sheet — most of the little pieces stick to the dryer sheet. Those that are still in the butterfly can be "flicked" out very easily. LOVE THIS.
Everyone was very happy with their completed piece of framed art. Roseann commented this was the best thing she ever made.
Next month's framed art piece is using the Sheltering Trees stamp set — I can't wait.