Sunday, April 14, 2013
This is the first card I've made since 2010! In the interim, I've worked a lot and spent a lot of time taking care of my mom, who is now in nursing care. Because I've been away so long, I really wanted to have many layers and lots of glitter and stamping. Then I got practical! So, I started with something to challenge myself without getting too frustrated... and something I could send to my mom. She loves mail!
This card also answers a few challenges:
365 Cards: 4-color challenge
Cute Card Thursday: Butterfly Kisses
Flutter by Wednesdays: butterfly or fairy
Card Crafter's Circle: die cut or dry embossing
Card Mania: punches or die cuts
After dusting off EVERYTHING and locating the cutting plates for my Grand Calibur, I started with the Spellbinders scalloped border. I used tacky tape to keep the ribbon in place on the reverse side.
I used a reverse stenciling & embossing technique for the butterfly. Dabbed on ink, taped the butterfly to the paper and embossed. Then I positioned the image within the inside of the Spellbinders scalloped border and cut.
Close up after assembly, with pearls and bling.
Next up, a card for my father. He's been complaining that he hasn't gotten any handmade cards in forever. He's right, but that's gonna change!
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Personal Impressions - Expressions (sentiment)
Ink: Color Box pigment ink in Cyan
Dies: Spellbinders Butterflies Shapeabilities, Scalloped Edge Frame
Accessories: rhinestones, pearls, ribbon