Hello! Here is a card I made for my fabulous Mum-in-Law's birthday which was on Saturday.
I used the fabulous embossing folder that everyone loves which was originally free with a magazine ages ago but, luckily for those of us that did not get it at the time, you can now buy, yay! I popped it through my Cuttlebug and glued it to a matching card base. The little pearls were added with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA - its really strong so I know the pearls won't come off! The gorgeous large butterfly is die cut using a die from a Spellbinders die set called Flutter Love. I chopped off the antenna and replaced them with wire which I glittered using Cosmic Shimmer glue and fine glitter then added the pearls. I also painted the butterfly with clear Wink of Stella. The tag was cut using a die that came free with a magazine and the little butterflies were from the same die set as the large butterfly. I cannot remember the make of the sentiment, sorry. Sparkled wire was used in the top of the tag instead of ribbon and it was attached to the embossed panel with foam tape for dimension. The embossing folder is so ornate, not much decoration is needed. I used snippets of white card for everything except the card base.
I thought I would just say how I store my white card. I have lots of different types of white card which I store in A4 slim filing draws - a separate drawer for each type of card. When I have left over pieces, I pop them in the drawer on top of the white card that they come from so it is easy to match them up with the base card, mat or whatever. Every type of white card look slightly different and before I stored them this way, I had trouble matching the whites up. Sounds simple but it took me a while to think of it! I used to just put all my white snippets in together until I had a lightbulb moment to make my life simpler! Sorry if I am stating the obvious! It wasn't obvious to me for quite a while!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Butterfly Challenge - W is for Wire and/or White on White (I have done both)
Pixie's Snippets Playground - use Snippets
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes
These are all fabulous blogs - its the first time for ages I have joined in the Butterfly Challenge - I am so glad I did!
Thank you so much for visiting me! Have a fabulous week. Take care. Christine xxx