I finally felt up to crafting and not sleeping this afternoon, so wandered out to the studio, finished a card that was sitting on my desk, and then created this one.
I started with a sketch and colour challenge in mind, and as I needed a card for a wee girls first birthday, I felt the pink was appropriate.
I started with the white base and layer, and sponged both edges with a Whisper brand ink named Plum.
I initially intended to dry emboss the panel using a letter press technique to emphasise the pink, but changed my mind, wrapped a piece of bubble wrap around an eraser and stamped with that - I was very happy with the result.
I decided to go with a texture panel for the next layer - that too was sponged and layered over the ribbon with just a peep of purple lace showing.
The greeting was gold embossed, and fitted perfectly on the end of the diecut, which was also lightly sponged before I removed the die.
The butterfly is a sizzex die cut, edged with kindy glitz, and I also put some kindy glitz in the embossing, and liquid pearls for the body. The white diecut was cut from paper with wee hearts on it, which to my eye echoed the random dots on the base panel. I layered the paper over pink card to give it some stability and strength to hold the wings up.
I am really happy with this card :-).
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