This card was part of a card swap that I was a part of, I had created 10 of these if I remember correctly. I thought the window feature gave a fun element to this card especially since the cardstock in the inside is a different colour it adds colour to the butterfly when the card is closed.

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This card was made using all Stampin’ Up Supplies. Colours used are Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Basic Black.

The black cardstock for the back panel was cut at 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Soft Sky cardstock is 5 1/4″  x 8″ scored at 4″ and the Island Indio panel is 5″ x 3 /4″. Put the panels aside for now.

I used a large butterfly die to cut out the window on the front of the card, I used the same butterfly die to cut out a matching butterfly out of black cardstock, I recommend adding double-sided adhesive to one side of the black cardstock so the adhesive doesn’t show as much when the card is completed.

I stamped random stamps in shades of Soft Sky and Island Indigo to create a  collage look to the bottom of the card front. I also sponged Island Indigo ink around the outside of the card front. I used a die to cut out a long tag, I sponged the edges to make it darker, Stamped the word Birthday and tied a matching ribbon around one side. I adhered the tag with Stampin’ dimensionals to add a little depth.

Next, I die cut the word Happy, and I stamped a little Butterfly with black ink and used the matching punch to punch it out, I added both to the card front.

To make the window feature I cut out a small square of window sheet and used a clear adhesive and glued it to the inside of the card, directly behind the butterfly cut out. Once the glue was dry I adhered the black die cut Butterly that I had cut out previously and fit it into the cutout in the card front and glued it to the clear window. (see the photo above)

Last I added the Island Indigo panel to the inside of the card, and the Basic Black  Panel to the back of the card.

 

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