I will be posting more release pieces over the next day or two; I'm trying to finish packing to leave early tomorrow. So, for tonight, here's my first February release post. If I get a chance on an airport layover tomorrow, I'll have another one linked up and posted. Thanks for your patience!
I loved playing with Niki Estes's Butterfly Dreams set! I'm sure that when I get home, I'll be pulling this one out again, especially since it has a coordinating die that takes the work out of cutting out butterflies!
Here I've used Lavender Moon and Stamper's Select White cardstock to create a 5-1/4" square card. One little trick that I wanted to share with you was how to get those four squares equally spaced. After determining roughly how far from the edge my squares needed to be, I cut a little template with equally wide perpendicular sides. That way I could just align my little green template with the edges of the card and place my white square in the corner. Then I moved to the next corner until I was all the way around.
To use the butterfly die, you first cut your cardstock and then stamp your butterfly on it afterward. It takes a little bit of practice, but each butterfly has two sides. . . ;-) I stamped my butterflies in Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, and Lavender Moon. Ribbon is Plum Pudding Satin.
The little butterfly background was super simple to align--very well designed. That's it for Niki's Butterfly Dreams set for now; I'll be back with another set Monday morning if I can get an internet connection on a layover!