Another day, another challenge or maybe two. My entry for The Butterfly Challenge would also make it into the Snippets Playground, so as soon as I have posted this I shall be heading their way.
The Butterfly Challenge this time is to include stitching, either real or faux, on your card. Those who know me, know that sewing is my bête noire and I am an expert at avoiding it, hence the buried sewing box in my study! So it has taken me almost the two weeks to come up with this. There is one bit of real stitching on it but I am not saying where, yet!
White A4 card blank
two butterfly punches
X-cut small envelope die and nesting flower dies
Cherry Lyn Mini Fanciful Flourish die
a silver pen
snippets – pink vellum, pink paper, pink card
The front of the A4 card is covered with a slightly smaller piece of backing paper. All the elements were cut from left over snippets of pink vellum, paper and card left over from a previous project. The flowers are shaped slightly before being attached together and stuck to the top left of the card front. Two flourishes are added. The mini envelope is stuck to the bottom right of the card and vellum, paper and card butterflies arranged as if they were coming from the envelope. The butterflies get bigger as they go up the card to the flower. The final butterfly is stuck to the flower. I stuck the butterflies on the body part only so that the wings were free to give some dimension to the card. Also some leaves on the flourishes are left unstuck.
Have you spotted the stiching? The faux stitches are around the edge of the backing paper made with a silver pen and the real stitches are in the centre of the flower.
I am off now to visit the Butterfly Challenge and have a quick go on the slide in the Snippets Playground. Thanks for popping in. Take care.