Anyway ... these sweet little critters were made using a new Cuttlebug die and embossing folders. Really a neat idea to have a die with 3 different embossing folders to add patterns to the image. I liked it so much I bought it even though I didn't have a coupon to use! How's that?
After embossing the butterflies, I rubbed the cardstock with ink to emphasize the pattern. The paper is once again - you guessed it - Blue Hill collection from Crate Paper. There is a faint pattern to the cardstock that isn't really showing up in the photo - but trust me, it's there.
I had to cover the inside of the card with white cardstock because the reverse pattern of the paper was overwhelmingly busy! In hindsight, I wish I had cut the inside cardstock slightly smaller to leave a nice patterned border ... maybe I'll remember that for next time. The white seemed a little plain, so a little butterfly decided to sit on the inside too.
This will give you a better look at the embossing from the Cuttlebug folder - plus you can see where I sponged a slight shadow under the raised wings:
The butterflies are raised on dimensionals. The sentiment is once again - a Studio G $1 stamp - those are coming in very handy lately. The ribbon is Offray. I punched the sentiment with a Marvy rectangle scallop punch. BTW - have you seen the new Marvy punches? They are HUGE! I don't know where you would even store those if you had more than one or two of them.