Today my eldest daughter stayed home from school. Apparently she caught the same nasty bug that my middle daughter had over the weekend. Needless to say, most of my usual daily activities were put on hold. This lent me time to CRAFT!!! WOOHOOO!!
As some of you may know, I have not been very crafty at all since our big move to the Peach State. Today I believe my doldrums have dissipated! It's sort of a weak attempt, but I got THREE cards done today! I already mailed one, so I only have two pictures to post...
This is actually my second card that I made...It started with the ribbon, which I decided might make a cool checkerboard pattern if I lined it up side by side. Then I found some colors that would work-Pacific Point & Real Red. I did the pattern on the blue and decided to scallop the edge. That on white was too boring so I added a red mat. Still needed something, so I added the beaded staples to the side. After that it kinda got away from me! Next came a chipboard star...then the glitter....then a punch with some brads...I finally had to stop before it took on a life of it's own! Not my best work...I am sure we can give it to someone at their birthday....
This butterfly card was actually the first one I did. (Well, actually the second copy of the first card I did) My first design had a little more bling and some green ribbon as well. I was inspired to do this card from the cool butterfly stamp that my dear friend sent me. It is by Unity Stamps and I like it!
I totally envisioned a multi-colored insect with this stamp and used the baby wipe technique to make a background. As pretty as the background was, I felt the focal point needed more POP to it, so I stamped the image in black over a baby wipe streaked background. I used Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and Baja Breeze on the baby wipe. I used Pacific Point card stock to really contrast against the lighter shades of the background. THANKS is stamped in Pacific Point and is one of the monogram alphabets from Papertrey Ink. I also used Stickles on the butterfly body to add just a hint of sparkle.
That was my crafty adventure for today! My new house has officially been "glitter-fied"! Boy that stuff gets everywhere!!!