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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cute as a Bug: Hello

This card will be entered into the My Craft Spot Challenge: Cute as A Bug, Flutter By Wednesdays Challenge, CAS(E) this Sketch!
The inspiration for this card was a card I saw on Pinterest, though now I can't find it. The papers are scrap. I cut the butterflies from the Cricut Cartridge: 3D Pinwheels, and that's my handwriting in the corner.

For the background, I found a free flowering vine digi and printed it onto my cardstock. I then colored it with acrylic paint. I didn't smooth out the brush lines. I kind of like the organic look it gave.

This butterfly has a piece of scrap rose paper glued directly behind it.
The scrap piece of rose paper for his butterfly is adhered to the base of the card.

I edged the butterfly layer with faux stitching done in white gel pen and then popped the butterfly layer up off the card base with 2 layers of foam tape.

Hope you like it.



  1. This is so pretty, Miranda! What a fabulous way to use negative space! The butterfly space looks fantastic against the painted background!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  2. Very cleverly done and very pretty! Love the painting and that you used your own handwriting on it. Thanks for joining the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

  3. Just gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Have a great evening Miranda!
    Sherrie K

  4. LUV this card. How very creative to use the cut out butterflies as the circles of the sketch. Very nicely done. Beautiful results. Thank you for joining us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

  5. Wonderful card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  6. What a creative design with the butterflies punched out of the panel!

  7. Very pretty. I like how you used the negative space as an element from the sketch.