CAS-ual Fridays challenged us to use Kraft cardstock and string for this card and the Kraft Journal Make It Monday Challenge #52 is Anything Goes.
I began this card by cutting a shape on the Cricut using Art Philosophy Cartridge. I used the negative space placed over white cardstock as a stencil. I began stippling lighter colors in the center going to darker colors on the outer edge. I used CTMH Crystal Blue, Twilight, Outdoor Denim and Lagoon inks. I removed the "stencil" and stamped the butterfly with Pansy Purple, then used a large foam inker to
highlight the butterfly with Vineyard Berry ink. I cut out the stenciled area leaving about a 1/4" white border for accent. The Kraft Cardstock was impressed with an embossing stylus 1/4" from all four edges on the inside so that it was raised on the outside. I stamped "Friend" in Memento Black Tuxedo ink and attached the butterfly image with pop dots.
Two colors of coordinating baker's twine (My Mind's Eye Lime Twist) were tied on the top after inserting into a CTMH Juniper button. This button has a stitched edge appearance, which I love, but has four holes. By tying one color in the top two holes and another in the bottom two holes and tying the two colors together, I finally solved the issue of what to do with four holes. I think any of my friends would enjoy getting a card with this simple treatment. And it was quick and easy to make! This is my favorite butterfly stamp so I'm entering it in the Flutter By Wednesday's challenge, also. Thanks for looking!