I was in a monotone mood when I created this card yesterday. This is a good thing, because it’s very peaceful and relaxing. I was thinking about what I would do with the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. What would I put on the two corners with a sentiment in the middle?

I actually thought of the background first, and stamped the Post Script Background Stamp in Sahara Sand Ink on Whisper White cardstock. I knew I wanted the sentiment to involve “sending” (as in mailing across the miles), so I looked through my stamp sets for something with that message. 

My stamp sets are separated into several categories, now that I’ve been with Stampin’ Up for 2 1/2 years. I found the perfect stamp set in my “soon to retire” stack. It’s the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, which has been one of my favorites. Here’s my finished card:

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Butterflies Sending Wishes Your Way

“Sending Wishes Your Way” is just what I wanted to say on the Post Script background. I stamped the words in Crumb Cake ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and used the square, Stitched Shapes Die for cutting. I made it a rectangle by turning the die around and doing a second cut. Does that make sense? 

And, you guessed it! Butterflies would adorn the corners. They are wonderful, little, well-wishers, flying across the miles. I stamped the large, lacey butterfly, and the three small butterflies in Crumb Cake ink. Remember, I’m thinking monotone. The large butterfly has a die in the Butterflies Die Set, which I used for cutting. I used a punch for the three, small butterflies, making it very easy. If you look closely, you can see words are written on the butterflies. So cute!

I wanted some foliage around the large butterfly, and found a stem in the Petals & More Die Set, which I used for cutting five in Whisper White. 

I had my parts, and it was time to assemble. I began with the Crumb Cake card base, followed by the Post Script Background. Next, I used Tear Tape to place a piece of Burlap Ribbon across the middle, and popped up the sentiment on top of it by using Dimensionals. 

I used Tombow Glue to fasten the white stems, and Dimensionals for the large, and three, smaller butterflies.

Before photographing this morning, I added the tiny pearls to the foliage. And, my monotone, butterfly card was complete.

Thanks for visiting, and I’m sending good wishes your way!