Vintage Dictionary Butterflies

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Here’s a card I made this week using the pages from a vintage French/English dictionary. I sponged various shades of Stampin’ Up! and Distress inks in blue, green and yellow onto half a sheet and punched out a bunch of butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch. Pretty simple, but it’s just the kind of card I like – lots of white space!

vintage dictionary handmade card
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Fabriano watercolor cards, watercolor paper
Ink: Various shades of blue, green and yellow dye inks, black
Embellishments: rhinestones (Stampin’ up!)
Tools: Nestabilities, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Big Shot, Word Window punch

Have a wonderful weekend!


18 Thoughts on “Vintage Dictionary Butterflies

  1. This card looks so effective Ali!! Love the CAS look – those butterflies look amazing on the text/painted paper!

  2. love the card !

  3. Beautiful card, Ali what did you use to get the embossed frame around the butterflies? Is that the Nestabilities?

  4. So simple yet so delightful! Great make and idea.

  5. Oooh the dictionary pages sound fab!

  6. Beautiful and elegant card, Ali!

  7. You do clean and simple so well, Ali! I LOVE the composition of your card.

  8. I love this card and like simplicity too!

  9. Beautiful work Ali, Jo x

  10. Terrific CAS card Ali. Enjoy your week, Annette x

  11. I love this- so simple yet very effective and yummy- Debi x I might be casing this one 😉

  12. Wonderful card, you should enter it at The Paper Players challenge, it fits perfect.

  13. Such a great card – really beautiful.

  14. So effective. Must get my old dictionary out and start playing. xx

  15. Great idea Ali, I Love it!

  16. Wow, what a beautiful card!

  17. I love this card & will definitely be caseing it!

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