Thursday, March 07, 2019

Card set - Buttterflies and backgrounds!!

I created a few more cards for my friend who was kind enough to share some cardmaking supplies with me!!  These two do not have greetings so will be a little more versatile.  
For these two I created backgrounds with decorative paper, added scallop die cut circles and butterflies. 
For the green card I started with an ivory card base and added three strips of decorative paper - two the same size for the top and bottom and a coordinating one in between leaving borders all the way around and in between.  I used an embossing folder to add lines and a circle element to the green scalloped circle die cut.  I centered it on the card front adhering it in place.  I added a little silver body to this butterfly (Quick Kutz) and mounted it over the central embossed circle.  These little butterflies were part of a butterfly mobile that was included in a birthday card my daughter gave me a while back.  They are beautiful elements that are working great for cardmaking!!
For the second card I mounted a vintage scrap quilt background which was a colour printed digital image (freebie) from Cathe Holden at Inspired Barn.  I chose a dark green scalloped circle which I distressed with bleach, embossed and sanded and then embossed with a round circle Nestibility to give it an embossed circle element onto which I mounted the butterfly.  Another butterfly from the mobile to which I added a little gold body to coordinate with the gold dots in the butterfly's wings.  
Loving creating with a wide variety of supplies using techniques I have not used in quite a while!!