Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Retro Butterfly Thoughts
I am CRAZY in love with this card and I am shocked. When I first saw the sketch for Retro Sketches #110 this week I was very worried. Lets just say it took a while for inspiration to come. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the sketch, and this just sort of morphed out of it. I was working on this other card at the same time and I like this yellow and purple one using the Dynamic Duos #98 way better. If I struggle with a challenge, but come out loving the end result more I feel like I have grown in my stamping, and although this card is quite simple it requires some skill.
First, The cutting... well I learned the hard way, so I am speaking from experience here but there is an easier way. Take all the pieces you are using and cut them on angles together in a stack. I have a guillotine cutter so I can do this, but if you don't just be sure you are doing good measurements or you may end up with a headache like I did before I figured this out.
Each piece here is stamped with a element from the Hello Lovely stamp set. You will need your stamp-a-ma-jig for this as perfect alignment otherwise will be nearly impossible.
Let me know what yo think of my creation.
Here are a close up of my home-made candy dots; I love making those, in every color and all types of sizes. and my coloured and fussy cut butterfly.
Here is the sketch and colour combo I used for this card.
Thanks for checking out my art,