Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Inspiration with Louise

Hello Quick Quotes readers! Louise here, with some quick and easy Spring cards.

I am not a big fan of winter. This year, just after the first crocus poked through, we got hit with 2 winter storms. So, I'm thinking about Spring while we still have snow on the ground. I made these 2 Spring cards using the beautiful new Spring Showers collection.

I decided to use butterflies because I think they look beautiful with flowers.  Once I had the idea for the card, I decided to make it in 2 sizes.

I own several sizes of butterfly punches and dies. I decided to use 2 sizes for the small card and 3 for the larger one. 
  • The butterflies are punched from the backs of the Spring Showers 100 and 105 papers. 
  • For the body of the small and medium butterflies, I folded the wings back and dabbed the middle onto PowerPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confession. (The largest butterfly has a separate die for the body).
  • The wings are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Bermuda and Key Largo. 

I folded the wings back up before adhering them to the card. I used a small dab of adhesive  behind the body so that the wings stick up. Here is another photo of the small card:
I left the insides blank so I can stamp a sentiment when I send it. I think they could be used for thank you notes, Easter, female birthdays, or just to say hello. 

These cards were made completely with scraps leftover from a previous project. All of the papers in this collection go together so beautifully, that I could have used any of the papers. I chose the card sizes to fit in envelopes that I have around the house. You can make a card like this in any size. If you don't have butterfly punches, you can use this same concept with a variety of shapes including birds or flowers.

To finish the cards, I added a drop of liquid pearls for the butterflies' heads and some twine.

I leave you with another photo of both cards, this time with my snow in the background.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers 100, 101, and 105 (Coming Soon!)
Powderpuff Chalk Inks: BermudaMidnight Confessions and Key Largo

Other Products:
Butterfly punches by Kreaxions
Butterfly die by Quickutz
Twine by The Twinery
Liquid Pearls by Ranger
Black Cardstock
White Card Bases

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise
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Dorlene Durham said...

This paper sure does make everything beautiful! I love the butterflies. They are perfect for a spring card.