Picket Fence stamps – Big Beautiful Butterfly 2 ways

Hello there. Hope everyone is having a brilliant day.

I am sharing my first ever Picket Fence project because I was the recipient of a very generous and also random giveaway from Rachelle Oltean over at Instagram. I cannot tell you how excited I was. By the way, please do check her out, she is just superbly talented!

This die doesn’t do just justice through the pictures. It is just a beautifully intricate artwork that I can just run through my die cut machine 😉

So I decided to make two cards with the same die. One using the die cut piece as is and also as a shaker card from the cardstock that I die cut. For reference here are both the cards:

For the first card, I started with using a brush blending over a piece of white cardstock with the colors Candied Apple, Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar. When die cutting, I made sure that I die cut in the middle so that I could use the negative for the next card. I chose this yellow cardstock as the base, from Paper House Productions. I glued the butterfly over the yellow cardstock over to the side. The sentiment I wanted to use would look best at the corner. The sentiment is stamped using Candied Apple, multiple times. It is from Trinity Stamp set. The confetti is from Fun Stampers Journey in Clear Sparkle and Candy Apple.

The second card uses the negative piece. I also saved the 4 large pieces that popped out from the die and saved it. I glued them on the base of the white cardstock, so that they can add a fun element.

Now onto the shaker. I followed the traditional steps of turning the front piece over and adhering it with an acetate sheet that covers the image entirely. This is followed by adhering foam tape at the edges and then around the image where you want the shake bits to stay. In this case, its almost the entire card. Add the shaker bits, in this case I used Sequin Mix Autumn Breeze and Pink Camo. After removing the foam tape backing, I adhere it carefully to the base. I mix the card and make sure nothing is falling out.

To finish off the card, I use the sentiment from Trinity Stamps over a white cardstock and then cut the edges to give a banner look.

I love when I can make 2 cards out of one process. You tend to waste less and of course you make both cards in no time. Have you guys tried this method? Do share!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a happy day!

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