Today’s card is my April Thank you Cards.  Everyone that placed an order with me the month of April will be getting one of these cards in the mail very shortly.

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Great Pairings:

It’s springtime and I am on a butterfly kick or as my friend Lisa calls them Flutterbyes.    I just loved this card and it uses on of my favorite colors.  Orange!  It just makes me happy and warms my soul to use it.   So I  used the soon to be retired Tangelo Twist as my card base and Marina Mist as my mat.  I picked these colors because they are complimentary colors on the color wheel and they look great together.   If you pair two colors across from each other (complimentary) they look best together.  That’s why most sports teams do this, that way they actually stand out from teams that don’t.

I paired Gorgeous Grunge with Timeless Texture for my back ground.  I started out with Tangelo Twist ink.   Next I moved on to Marina Mist, Watermelon Wonder, and Daffodil Delight.   I picked the warmer inks to balance with the warm Tangelo Twist, but wanted to contrast it with the much cooler Marina Mist.   I Stamped my thank you in Early Espresso using the Another Thank you Stamp set(that will be retired when the new Catalog comes out).

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Next I stamped my butterflies in Early Espresso on my background where I wanted them to be, this was my placement guide.Nest, I stamped them again in the same ink on Marina Mist (which also pairs well together).  I punched them out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the Bitty Butterfly punch.   I then took a white prismacolor pencil and added my highlights to each butterfly to make them pop a little more.   After that was finished I layered everything together and built my card to completion.

I hope that you give this card a try if you find yourself in a pinch.   You could easily change it up to meet any occasion.  If you try this card send me a picture, I would love to see them.  If you would like to receive one from me there’s still time all you have to do is visit my online store and place an order with me and I will pop on in the post to you.  Thanks for dropping by and I will see you tomorrow.   Remember, if you need any of the supplies for this card you can pick them up 24/7 from my online store.

Thanks for dropping by today.

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