It's a very simple sketch, but it sort of threw me for a loop. Then I found the Cute Card Thursday challenge # 130 to make a card with a bird or a butterfly, and I knew what belonged where that straight line is! Oh, and I turned the card 1/4 turn clockwise as well. Here is my take on the sketch and the challenge from CCT . . .
And here are all the details . . .
Base card stock is Die Cuts With a View
Patterned papers are both from Pink Paislee's 365 degrees collection - the stripes are 'be free', and the pretty orange patterned paper is 'daydream'
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby - their brand
Bling on butterfly body is from Prima e. Line with Stickles 'platinum' underneath
Butterfly's antennae are quilters pins and seed beads from my stash, look for more info in Tips, Tools and Techniques
Tips, Tools and Techniques:
Cuts made using Cricut Expression
Card base cut using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card2 set at 5"
Striped paper cut using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card1 set at 5"
Butterflies cut using Serenade cartridge, Butterfly3 set at 1 3/4" and 2"
Butterfly antennae are made from quilters pins that I inked with red ink, dipped in Ranger 'Queen's Gold' embossing powder and then heat set with a heat gun, then inked again with red ink, dipped in Ranger 'Enchanted Gold' embossing powder and heat set with a heat gun. Then I added three coordinating seed beads to each pin, gluing with FabriTac glue. The two butterflies are separated with a scrap from a sheet of foam dots, and the pins are pushed down into the foam.
This is a very simple but elegant card that could be used for many occasions. Birthday, sympathy, encouragement, thank you, or just about any occasion you could imagine. When I am doing shows, it seems people like this kind of card just to keep on hand, and I like making them, too! The pretty fall colors are very appropriate for this time of year also.
Come back soon to see what is going on at Camellia Cottage! Blessings, Becky