Saturday, 28 December 2013

Butterfly Card - by Kimi

I've never really considered myself a 'card maker', I feel there are many many talented ladies out there that can easily claim that title! That being said, I  have recently been putting the odd card or two together. This week I have what I call a very simple and easy card to share with you all aaaaannnnndddd it took hardly any time at all to create.  Even I managed to get this done in a morning....and I spend ages agonising over what papers to use.  Well today that task was simple....DCWV Garden Party!!  I have gone with the brown and orange/pink papers that are in this stash.  I love how they go together.

I haven't cheated this time readers, I have created my card base from some off white cardstock from my stash.  I have cut it to measure 4.5" x 11.5" and scored it in half.
  I have then cut my layers 1/4" smaller each time.
 I then gathered some embellishments....Chocolate Seam binding;mulberry paper flower; some strips from the leftovers; even some buttons which went by the wayside...

I guess, I begin at the top of the card and work my way down.  I have tied a bow with the seam binding and gave the mulberry paper flower a spray with Lindy's stamp gang Ramblin rose pink.  I hot glued these together and then to the layered paper strips. I have used a pair of pretty edging scissors to create the lacey bottom of the brown strip.  
 I found that the sentiment stickers from  Kaisercrafts Tea Break  Alpha Sticker Sheet went perfectly with these papers. Here I have cut one of the long sticker strips in two and layered them onto the brown DCWV papers.

I have used the two butterfly dies from Memory Box - Darla Butterfly for the base and Vivienne Butterfly for the filigree top.

 So now we have reached the bottom of my card and the second half of the sticker sentiment.  I have layered this up on some little leftovers of the two papers and I saved the lacey offcut from the top strip and stuck it along the bottom of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my very simple card and  I have inspired you to give it a try :)
Till next time remember to .....
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿