I tried the cardmaking thing again and am happier with this one. It’s my on-its-side version of Unscripted Sketches #56. The image is a piece cut from the Graphic 45 paper. I used a craft knife to cut around the wings of the butterflies to give my card some added dimension. Only the sentiment was stamped and then “faux stitched” to the card – pierced with the holes connected with a marker. This is my second attempt at the same card. I got a little carried away with the distressing on the first one. Instead of looking old, it looked like it had been dropped in the mud. Ugly. My biggest disappointment with this card is that the ribbon wouldn’t pick up the tea staining I tried. Stampin’ Up’s taffeta ribbon must contain nylon or some other dye-resistant manmade fiber. Oh well. This card is so much better than the first, I’ll just call it good and let it go at that.
Materials & Tools: Vanilla Cream, Desert Sand, and Black cardstock; Graphic 45 Botanicabella Collection Antiquity; Black and Desert Sand ink pads; Make It Count stamp set; Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon; Piercing tool; Stampin’ Up Piercing Guide & Mat; Edge Distressor tool; Sponge dauber; Black My Legacy Writer.
I guess I said just about everything there was to say in my last post. I’m just a little happier now that I accomplished a card. Still in a funk about American Idol but will get over it. LOL. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Wednesday, too.