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Quick Butterfly Mini Slim card

Quick Butterfly Mini Slim card

Today I have a quick 5 min(-ish) card featuring the Magical Monarch Release.  I love quick cards that can be easily mass produced and this one definitely fits that category.

I started by using the Magical Monarch stencil and ink blending both butterflies in Bee Sting Ink (Simon Hurley Creates) on white paper.  Then I set it aside to let the ink dry into the paper as I wanted to heat emboss over it. 

For my card panel, I made a card base from White cardstock that measures 6.5" x 6," scoring at 3.25."  I choose a 3' x 6" piece of pattern paper left over from another project and attached that a piece of red cardstock from my scrap bin.  I stamped the sentiment from the Magical Monarch butterflies on a piece of white paper with Raven Detail ink and quick covered it with Icicle Embossing Powder.  Icicle is a clear embossing powder so it will keep the color of the stamped image but make it shiny. 

Next, I lined up my stenciled butterflies in my Misti and ran an antistatic bag over them.  I carefully matched up the detail images over both stamps and stamped them down in Raven detail ink several times to create a deep black image.  After cleaning my stamps, I then stamped over the butterflies again using my clear Embossing ink.   (I knew I wouldn't be quick enough this time to cover the dye ink with embossing powder.)  Once again I heat set the Icicle Embossing powder over the black detail image.  I repeated this two more times with the embossing ink and Icicle powder to give a very smooth look to the details.

Finally I used the coordinating dies to cut out my images and attached the bigger of the two butterflies to my card using liquid glue only under the body. After attaching my sentiment strip,  I scattered a few iridescent gems for some added bling.

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