Expressions in Ink Slimline Butterfly Handmade Card

I am so in love with this paper!  The gold veins running through each sheet makes this paper stunning! Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper lives up to its name. 

To make this to fit in a #10 business envelope, cut the Basic Black Cardstock base  9 1/4" x 8" (folded to 4" x 9"  The Shaded Spruce strip of Expressions in Ink measures 2" x 9 1/4", and is matted with Gold Foil Sheets cut 2 1/4" x 9 1/4". This is adhered down the middle of the black base.

The butterflies are from the set Brilliant Wings Dies,  which includes both detail and background dies for 6 different butterflies.  I cut the detail butterflies from Gold Foil Sheets,  and the backgrounds from Basic Black Cardstock. I adhered each butterfly with a Fine tip glue pen,  just down the middle of the body to allow movement. 

The sentiment is from Etched in Nature,  which unfortunately did not live up to Stampin' Up! Standards,  and is not available. 

The inside is stamped with the Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Spruce.

Then,  I 'drew' veins into the design with fine tipped glue, and pressed Gilded Leafing into the glue. I burnished it with my finger,  then cleaned it up with my Stampin Sponges. You can see a video of this here Gilded Leafing Technique Post

I hope you try it!

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