I always wait for confirmation from recipients that they've received my cards before sharing them. Maybe it's silly, but...
I always make Mother's Day cards for special women in my life. The Mumster, aunt, friends. And since I discovered layered cut files, I continue to be obsessed by them. These Layered Butterflies from Creative Fabrica are no exception!
Disclosure: I am a Creative Fabrica Affiliate so if you decide to purchase this collection and use this link, I do receive a small compensation.
- Spring Inks Paper Stack (Recollections,Michaels)
- Shimmer Paper Stack (Recollections,Michaels)
- White 110lb Cardstock (Recollections, Michaels)
- Gold Foil Cardstock (Recollections, Michaels)
- Foam dots and Spray Adhesive
- Cut File and Digital Cutting Machine (Cricut Explore 2)
I already had the Shimmer Stack on hand but found the Spring Inks on a recent trip to Michaels and love that many of the Recollections stacks coordinate. No idea if this is intentional but they do!
My cards as almost always 5.x7 so I cut the white cardstock to size, then cut panels of the Shimmer and Spring Inks papers to fit and layer. For the butterflies, I cut two layers from the solid papers and layered using foam dots.
I did different color combos to coordinate with the variations in colors of the Spring Inks papers.
The star of these cards though, is the top gold layer! The Recollections metallic cardstock cuts intricate details BEAUTIFULLY!
They're so ethereal! Given how delicate this layer is, I used a spray adhesive to adhere these to the layered butterflies.
The gold top layer picked up the foiling in the papers so perfectly!
Between the detail in the butterflies and the beauty of the marbled and foiled papers, the only embellishments I added were some tiny rhinestones on the wings.