I’ve just made a new card that I’d like to enter in a few challenges as follows:
- Crafty Bloggers Network – Challenge #13 – ‘Love is in the Air’
- Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog – “Love is in the air”
- Cards Galore Challenge Blog – Butterflies
- Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog – CH #20 – Love is In the Air
Here’s the card:
This is how I made it:
I’m really into playing with my new Silhouette Cameo at the moment, so this card is made using lots of elements written and cut with that machine.
I took a cutting file design “Butterflies – Embellishments – Studio” by Ann Smith and cut the top layers of various butterflies with flourishes out of holographic silver paper (a bit difficult to photograph to show the real shine of these paper wings, especially in today’s light). I cut the bottom butterfly layers out of red Satin Board.
I then set about creating the other elements on the card. The flowers are made using die-cut flower layers (that I’d bought from somewhere at some point in the past), into which I snipped with scissors between each petal. I used a Glitter Girl’s embossing tool to shape the flower leaves before sticking three different sized layer flowers together using Paper Flower Expert Glue, pushing into the centre with the ball tool while the glue caught to give the flower shape.
I then did some playing around in my Silhouette Studio software with elements that either came free with the software or I’d got from the Silhouette Online Store and downloaded directly into the software. I took a heart shape and put several copies on my page, resizing them a bit so that they were not all the same. I then typed in the words for Love in several different languages into the hearts (Cariad is Welsh for Love). I measured across a circle of the flowers I’d made and made a circular mat shape from an irregular/deckle edge circle, placing two smaller circles inside. I used two rectangular shapes, again with an irregular/deckle edge, into mats that were nearly the size of an A4 card front. Into the smaller of these shapes I dotted around lots of flourishes at different angles and sizes as a background.
I used the same red Satin Board as I’d used for the butterflies for cutting the largest rectangular mat out of. I used an iridescent paper that has a golden sheen for first writing on with a red Silhouette Sketch Pen, and then cutting out the shapes. I roughly went around the outside of the hearts and circle with a red ink pad to pick up the edges so that they’d stand out from the background.
I made my base card by scoring and folding an A3 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock to make an A4, tent fold, base card.
I then simply built up my card from the prepared elements, using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to stick on the circle, and using Pinflair Glue Gel to stick on all the other elements. I used silver coloured thread between the butterflies and the hearts as trails.
I hope you like it.
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