Shades of Blue

I’ve decided to enter one of my cards into a couple of challenges:

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When I saw the title “Shades of Blue” I remembered a digital topper sheet I had that I thought would be suitable (Lady of the Lake Toppers by Rebecca Brindley) .  I put in a sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White card to print this onto, but was having a “bit of a moment” and put it in upside down, so it’s printed out on the back rather than on the iridescent side I was aiming for.  Never mind.  Decided that, as it still looked good, I wouldn’t waste ink to re-print on the other side.  I chose a blue “duo” card to make the base card from, and used strips I’d trimmed off as a half mat, using the back colour, bottom and left, behind the topper size I’d chosen.  The Greeting (Penblwydd Hapus is Welsh for Happy Birthday) is written using a blue pen in my Cameo machine.  The butterflies were cut out, also with my Cameo, out of two shades of blue Satin Board and some vellum.  The layers were mixed and matched and attached using glue gel, after giving some curving for dimension to the wings. (The butterflies were cut using cutting file Flourish Butterflies – Embellishments – Studio by Ann Smith)

Hope you like my card (and hope I’ve got all the rules right and got the details right for the challenge entries as well – having a bit of a brain fog few days so there’s no telling if what I think I’ve read is actually what is written on the challenge pages.)

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