I have 2 cards to share today, but not because the process went so smoothly that I decided to create another card. I loved Laurie's card with the Weathervane gray cardstock and so that's where I started, but after multiple attempts I only came up with a card that was ok...not terrible, but just ok.
I like the background because I really like the color Weathervane and I really like that butterfly from Butterfly Blooms. That was my sticking point though where I just couldn't seem to come up with anything that looked good over the background. I stamped so many of the smaller butterflies from the A Bit More: Butterfly Blooms set in different colors and even embossed with silver on vellum, but nothing looked right to me...grrrr! I know I'm my own worst critic, and it isn't a terrible card, but...
So I played again, this time with The Sweet Life and am much happier with the end result!
This time I made my background using Fine Linen ink and the roses and leaves from The Sweet Life stamp set along the bottom and up the left hand side of my white panel.
I stamped my sentiment at this point so I would know exactly where to put my colored flower and leaves.
I used Berry Sorbet and Pale Peony inks for my rose and then fussy cut it out and pop dotted it to the panel and tucked my leaves in underneath. After adhering to a Berry Sorbet card base, I added a piece of jute and then finished up with a few clear sequins. I was much happier with the way this card came out!!
Make sure you check out Laurie's beautiful cards and video and all the lovely cards already in the gallery, and then play along right HERE.
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