It is so good to once again be here with you that I thought I would share this little card I created using the gorgeous Sue Wilson Die from her Spanish collection entitled - Granada.
To all those ladies that didn't see my post from yesterday again I would like to profess huge thanks for all my messages and cards etc and even one of the neighbours in the close I live in has been ferrying me back and forth from the hospital as of course driving with a cast on your leg is impossible lol, of course I am now cast free and loving the freedom of being able to get behind the wheel again after 7 weeks without.
I will over the next couple of weeks be sorting out some little goody bags and cards for those lovely ladies who send me cards and messages but bare with me as it may take a little bit of time for me to get them in the post as I am only just starting to walk etc and driving is easier than walking haha.
So I picked up this Die and the more I looked at it the more I kept seeing a butterfly in amongst the shape. So I cut one out on my GC in Coconut white card and another in Plum as you know it really is one of my favourites and I just started sniping into it, what do you think?
I also used a sparkly gel pen to draw some little dots and I followed the embossing on the wings too just for a sparkly hint. I cut another plum die cut from the Granada and mounted it on white card for the base so the butterfly could sit on a full die cut this I raised onto 3mm foam to allow light to play through all the gorgeous detailed cut outs on the edges.
I took a piece of coconut card and stamped my 'Just Because' sentiment on the bottom right I then ran the top part of this piece through the Intrinsic embossing folder by Couture Creations twice to cover the size which didn't match perfect but it didn't matter as it was then covered on the join.
I also added some of the champagne crinkle edge ribbon which I love and wrapped it around the lower part of the card I then used some seem binding which I slowly pleated using the cosmic shimmer glue just under each pleat, it works a treat. I mounted it on to Plum then a larger mat and layer of white and again plum with foam in between the mid layer.
You can see the dimension better on the butterfly from this angle.
And here is the close up on the embossing which I followed with a gold sparkle gel pen wherever the swirls led the pen and I really liked the effect once done.
As I made ruffles on the seem binding wrapped around the mid section I decided to keep the bow simple and elegant and just added one of the Vintage button embellishments that are flat on the back so they sit lovely on bows etc as you can see here.
Well I hope you have enjoyed today's card, don't forget to leave me a comment , I really have missed reading all your lovely kind words and hearing all about your styles and what you would like to see etc so please let me know if there is anything you would like to see specifically. I need all your help to expand the blog and get lots of lovely people leaving comments in preparation for more shows on C&C and hopefully some workshops etc up at Kettering as I would love to meet more of you.
Have a great Friday , don't forget to check back soon.
Lots of love