Today I would like to share a quick card I made last night for a bereaved close friend. I sometimes feel that 'with sympathy' isn't what I would like to say, I just merely wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.
Apologies for the photography, the pics didn't come out too well in artificial light and I needed to post the card today so didn't get a chance to take another photo.
And a close up
I took this opportunity to use my new Clearly Besotted Stamps. They are gorgeous and such fantastic quality. I started by using a three-fold aperture white linen card. On the inside section which would appear through the aperture I stamped the leaves using the Leafy Accents stamp set and then stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Wishes set, one on the main face of the card. I think this would have worked better if I'd used the Butterfly Wishes Die for the top butterfly but my Big Shot is currently at the back of a cupboard and I was running out of time....oh to be able to buy a big house and have a craft room so that everything is to hand!
I then stamped the sentiment which is from the Mix & Match set by Personal Impressions. There are some really nice sentiments in this set and I felt this one was perfect for this card. I finished off by adding a few clear rhinestones and some twine. I made a small slit on the fold at each side and threaded the twine through and as this is a three-fold card it can't be seen on the inside.
I purposely chose a pale ink to stamp the leaves so that the butterfly would stamp over it, or so I thought! That's the only part I'm not entirely pleased with as the leaf can be seen through the butterfly's wing but you learn by your mistakes, eh :)
- Ink: Versacolor - Sage, Amethyst, Heliotrope; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Twine: Doodlebug - from the Bright Assortment
- Aperture card and rhinestones from stash
Thank you so much for visiting today, I'm getting the hang of the whole Blogging world now and I'm loving it.