After more than one week without my craft room, I was seriously desperate to get back to my inks and stamps. Because of the wedding I had attended and all the butterfly decorations I had made, I was still on the butterfly trip and decided to use that for my new Colour Me…! challenge card.
There are several new things I tried when creating this card. First, I used some Lawn Fawn dies to create the pretty border around the cards. I had to place a shim (scrap paper) underneath the dies when I send them through the Big Shot so they would cut through two layers of card stock.
Second, I stamped a pattern behind the white front panel, where it peeks through the butterfly shapes. I thought this would be more interesting than leaving it blank. And just to show those who, like me, always marvel at the perfection of finished cards, this is how it looks underneath the front panel:
And you know what: it’s OK! 🙂 No one will ever see this, so it’s fine to not stamp it perfectly straight or have it look crazy on this piece of colored paper.
I finished the card off by adhering the butterflies, but only in the middle of their body so their wings will fold up. A few gems give them a nice sparkle and some creatively applied drops of mist (mine don’t spray anymore, so I can only sprinkle them on) finish off the card.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your creations over at the Colour Me…! Challenge Blog!
Don’t forget to head over to the rest of the Design Team to see what these fabulously talented ladies have created: