Today, I am sharing a card I made for my mother-in-law's birthday. I had to make it quickly since my fiancé had to leave and take it with him.
I don't know why, but I always find card sketches daunting... I always end up with something I am not really satisfied with! Too close to the sketch maybe. Then, I have a look at other scrappers' creations and they look amazing!
So, today, I decided not to use a sketch. The only thing I knew is that I wanted to use one of my Spellbinder's dies to create a funky shape (got the tip from Jennifer McGuire or Kristina Werner). So, in case you don't know it, I am going to share: to cut a card into the desired shape with a die, place the folded cardstock on the die, but leave the folded edge hang OUT of the die. This way, you'll cut around the paper, but the folded edge will stay intact and you will be able to open your card :)
So, here is what the final card looks like
Then, I thought about stamping the sentiment, but I felt like the PP was too busy already. So, I cut out three butterflies out of the same collection, and I stamped the sentiment inside, together with three rhinestones.
Finally, I added some black faux stitching because I felt like the outside was too bare.
I am not showing the inside because I took the pictures after writing my card, so it feels kind of too personal, don't know why!
* Paper is from the Picadilly collection, by BG
* The Big butterfly is from Martha Stewart
* The die is from Spellbinder
Well, I don't think anything is old enough to be called stash. However, I haven't bought anything new to make the card... So nothing and everything qualifies!
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS CARD
* I didn't use a sketch
* I used my Big Shot, and if you read my blog, you know I LOOOOVE to use it!
* Love the colours, the pattern... the general feel!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!!! :)