Thanks!!by Jeni Allen, Guest Designer
Hey there Frantic Stampers!! My name is Jeni and I am thrilled to be a guest designer for Frantic Stamper! I have been super impressed with the dies--such high quality!! I am excited to share my first project with you!! I made a butterfly window card...
I used a circle die to cut a circle out of a piece of masking paper that covered my card front. Then I used distress inks and my mini ink blending tools to create my pretty circle rainbow.
I die cut the Monarch Butterfly out of the card front. After I cut it out of the card front, I cut another Monarch Butterfly out of black cardstock. I attached a window sheet to the back of the butterfly, and attached it to the back side of the card front. So, the black butterfly is inlaid into the card front. I used some glossy accents to fill in the butterfly, making a type of "stain glass" window effect.
I cut a circle out of the green cardbase, and then attached my white card front the to the base, lining up the circles. For the inside of the card, I die cut the butterfly again out of the green circle that had been cut out. I matched up the butterfly image that had been cut out of the green circle. So when you look at the inside of the card, all you see is a black butterfly--the back of this butterfly window. Because of the glossy accents, you can't see the adhesive that attached the window sheet to the cardstock, and it looks so great in real life!!!
Here is another closer look of the butterfly window opened--so you can see how pretty the glossy accents make the window!! I just may have to make something to hang in my kitchen window like this--I LOVE it!!
I finished off the front of the card with a black sentiment; I used the Happy Birthday Script die. I cut off the "birth" part of the word birthday, it trimmed super easily and helps you get more out of the die! I added a sprinkle of sequins, and there you have it!
*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.