Today, I was checking out blogs, and I found a color challenge I really liked on Hand Stamped Sentiments. The color combo is Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight. I've been wanting to make these butterflies for while, and this color combo is perfect! The flower from Mixed Bunch is punched out, and two petals are trimmed away. I also punched out 2 flowers from cardstock to add to the edges of the wings. I used Calypso Coral bakers twine for the antennae.
The card base is Daffodil Delight with Baja Breeze DSP from Twitterpated. The ribbon is retired SAB. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners and cut out with a framelit.
I'm so pleased with the piece that the butterflies are adhered to. I wanted to use that shape from the Apothecary Accents framelits, but I needed it to be longer. I cut a 2nd one and adhered them together; the rectangle is 4 inches long. I saw the mat measurements on Patty Bennett's blog; I just made mine longer. (For the original shape, cut a 1 5/8 X 3 1/8 rectangle and add 2 1" circles. For my piece, the rectangle is 1 5/8 X 4 1/8.) I used the new paper piercing template to add an accent around the edge, and I also added 2 Calypso Coral brads.