Today’s card was made to fulfill two challenges. The first is for 365 cards which asked us to create our own patterned paper. Since today is Wednesday, I hopped over to Danni’s blog Flutter by Wednesday which asked us to make a card with a butterfly or fairy on it and include flowers. No twisting my arm to include a butterfly!
For the patterned paper I first choose a background sheet from my new pack of Basic Grey Indian Summer. (I finally got to pick up my new paper!) Next I took a piece of SU Kraft paper and used the Fine Lace background stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then I choose a stamp by Inkadinkado from the Fall Season clear set. I inked it with my Kaleidacolor pad - Cappuccino Delight. I randomly stamped it over the fine lace image. I trimmed the corners with an EK Success corner punch. For the butterfly, I took a small piece of Tim Holtz grunge paper and my butterfly CB set. I cut out the image first than ran it through one of the four embossing folders that come in the set. I used a sponge and choose two shades of ink from the ink pad to color it. I popped it up with foam tape and attempted to curl the wings a bit. I added a few Primas to resemble the butterfly’s flight trail.
The card seems a bit dark to me but that is what I was drawn to create tonight. I didn’t think I was in a dark or gloomy mood. Hopefully tomorrow’s card will look cheerier.