I’m back with another card today, although it was actually made as part of March’s create-fest for my Nana to give to one of her friends.
In theory, this was a quick and easy card made with stamps and patterned paper – although I am a Grade-A faffer, so it took me much longer than I expected. Does anyone else do this? I go off to my desk with a simple idea in mind, then take an age to choose a stamp, then want a particular colour of paper and can’t find another piece to match it, and so on until before I know it, I have been gone a very long time.
Anyway, it did come together eventually:
I stamped the butterfly in black Memento and coloured it using a waterbrush and Distress Inks. I then used Nestabilities and my Cuttlebug to cut two circles from green and black card and mounted the butterfly on top using 3D foam.
Next, I covered a scalloped-edged card blank in pink checked paper and stuck a strip from a sheet in complementary colours over the top. Finally, I used a pre-printed sentiment, affixed the butterfly topper front and centre and added some crystal Stickles to the wings to finish.
There was an added bonus with this one, as while choosing the butterfly, I discovered a sentiment stamp stuck to the back of the packaging which I had thought was lost long ago. Hooray!
I’ll be back soon with more creative projects that may or may not have taken me hours to do.