Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Thinking of you card featuring embossed and sanded background, reused butterflies and tracing wheel texture

This stash card  started with a white card.  I embossed a pink piece of duplex cardstock with a polka dot pattern and sanded it to reveal the white paper below.  I combined these two little butterflies which were part of a mobile which I received in a birthday card from my daughter a while back.  I die cut the body from silver card and adhered it to the pink butterfly.  I had to cut another body to adhere to the other butterfly to get the body to be long enough.  I attached them to each other using double sided tape.  I found this gray and pink greeting in my stash and cut a silver foil scallop circle (Nestibilities) to put behind it.  When auditioning the pieces on the pink layer I decided I needed to add a silver gray ribbon behind the butterfly so I added a length of it adhering both ends to the back using double sided tape, added the butterfly with 3D foam tape and then the little greeting to the lower right hand corner with double sided tape.  When I positioned this layer on my white card I found that it did not leave an even border all the way around so I added a green layer with some tracing wheel texture on the right hand side to balance the layout.  Green and pink being my favorite colour combination it was no hardship to make that happen.  Glad to have given this beautiful butterflies another life!!!!!!!!             Therese