Thursday, March 16, 2017
Bleached backgrounds with handmade paper for these sympathy cards
For the first card I combined the two. I glued the beautiful deckle edge of the brown one to a scrap of the blue one and trimmed the piece down to 4" x 5.25" which I then glued to a dark blue card front. I watercoloured the butterfly (CLKER), layered it onto a brown rectangle with distressed edges. I slipped a little laser printed greeting in between the two and adhered this large element to the front of my card over the join in my background. It still needed a bit of something so I added some dots on the left hand side of the brown layer and that worked. Love the look!
For my second card, I stitched a torn strip of the blue paper to a full background of the brown paper and stamped the greeting below in blue then glued it to a dark blue card front. I embossed the wings of the little butterfly punchie (SU), tied on a brown fiber to create its body and then glued it to the front of my card using a small piece of a glue dot to allow the wings to be free.
I am looking forward to making a few more cards with these papers!!