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There are rare moments when the creative ‘lightning’ just strikes me, and the card that’s in my head turns out exactly like the one I made – this is one of those moments, and yeah, I am celebrating by doing the happy dance!!! This card is for Nance’s Clean and Simple Butterfly Challenge over at The Paper Players. Looking at the fabulous cards of the Design Team really inspired me, and it was a pleasure coming up with this card. This is also for the CAS “Memories” Challenge by KelliJo at SplitcoastStampers: my Mom taught Science in the elementary grades, and her classroom was filled with butterfly and moth specimens of all sorts. She was a great teacher and inspired her students to really be curious about their environment. The butterflies and moths were not collected by my Mom, they were actually brought in by her students – eager to show her and the class what they discovered in their garden, or in their nature walks.

The butterfly/moth was cut from vellum using my Silhouette – the same cut file was enlarge twice, then the cut pieces were stacked together, with the smallest at the top layer (it is about 1  3/8″ wide, the next is 1  5/8″, and the largest is 1  7/8″ wide). Black rhinestones were put in the middle for the insect’s body. Here is a close-up of the butterfly/moth:


The watercolored background was done by making stripes using a wide brush, one color at a time, with the rainbow colors. After drying, several drops of water were put where the red stripe started and allowed to drip all the way down. I really like this drippy effect! Finally the sentiment was printed and adhered to the bottom of the card.

Thank you for coming over to take a look!

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