Greetings, and thank you for visiting my humble blog again.
I managed to get going in the studio again yesterday and made this 'congratulations' card, which is well overdue, for a friend who has walked a half marathon - far far more than I have ever done, and I admire her for her achievement!!
This is an easel card - the second one I have ever made, and I must admit that I am very happy with the way it sits when opened and stood up .
I started by deciding on the base colour, and found some printed vellum that I have had on hand for some time - the print is of hibiscus flowers and as there are a lot of pink tones in it, it does not dominate the card as they are adsorbed into the red. I tore the bottom of the vellum to add some subtle texture, and stamped and gold embossed the word congratulations in the lower right corner.
The ribbon and lace are of the same pale lemon colour and toned in well - the base that the butterfly is sitting on is a pale lime/lemon coloured card with a slight sparkle in it. It was cut using a Spellbinders Classic scalloped oval, which I then sponged the edges of with Memento Pear Tart ink. This done I decided a wee bit of visual texture was required so stamped one of the leaves from the acanthus leaves set from Layers of Color inside the oval in Memento Bamboo Shoot green.
The butterfly is another Layers of Color stamp from the Joyful Noise set. This was stamped and embossed in gold on white card, and then painted using Twinkling H2O paints. I mounted this on dimensional foam tape, and added a 'flight path' using some Zva crystals.
I wanted the base to echo the card front, so punched the edge of the white liner with a lacey boarder punch from Fiskars and popped a wee white half pearl in the centre of each repeat, tied a narrow pale lemon ribbon around the base mat and added a bow, and then placed two tiny pearls as 'stoppers' part way up.
I really enjoyed creating this card, and I hope you enjoyed the journey with me.
I am entering this in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #58
May your day be filled with joy and blessings, and thank you for calling by.