Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Calendar Cards: Butterflies

I didn't post this yesterday in my challenge theme because I had plenty of cards that were stamped, and these only have the sentiment stamped on them. Not only that, but I figured I should put all the calendar cards into their own posts so they're easier to find later.

These cards all came from one calendar called "Butterflies". Again, I got it for $0.30 on clearance at Michaels, and I used my black graduation cards (so these are big and beautiful). I didn't use all the images, since they're not all conducive to cutting up like this.

Here are a few that don't have a sentiment, simply because there wasn't a good place to put one. I thought they looked nice enough without the sentiment.

I got four of these monarch cards, since the cover had the same image on it. I think it was my favorite of the images, so that was fine with me! You can also see how I got two images out of one sheet, whenever possible. And in case you didn't notice, I tried to cut off the middle section of the butterfly whenever possible. These are extremely close-up pictures of butterflies, and the fuzzy bug-looking middles made me want to scream and drop the card. (I know, I'm phobic about bugs!) :)

I cut the images to 4-3/4" x 6-3/4" and then cut the mats to 5x7". The cards themselves are 5-1/2" x 8", so these are sized generously.

The sentiment came from a new-to-me Inkadinkado clear stamp set that I got on clearance at Michaels. It's called Garden Flower, and I'm glad I got it, even if it was just for the sentiments!

And just in case you're like me and wonder how I got such a vibrant black for the sentiments, my friend gave me the best tip: emboss in black embossing powder. It works every time and looks great!


angie said...

You make so many beautiful cards! Do you use all of them or give bundles of cards as gifts?

Sophia said...


I do both. :) These are likely to be bundled up for a gift, though.

Kristen Bieber said...

The black background with the bright color cards is so beautiful!