I finally got some more white card in, and of course I had to make a card that really lets the white stand out. And it is a lovely white! I’m in love with the cardstock – previously I’d just used generic card, and it worked well enough, but I can definitely feel the quality difference in this!
My starting point with this card was the bright pink flower. I used the Sizzix Bigz Flower Layers with Heart Petals. I then added piercing detail to the outer edge of each layer. I don’t have a piercing tool or piercing mat so I made do with a needle for the tool and just an old rubber (eraser) underneath to poke into. It worked well enough, though it was tiresome for my poor fingers!
Once the flower was done I used my glue pen to adhere the layers to one another. I then created the circle for them to sit on, die cutting it from some green mirror cardstock.
I decided to work on the card base next. First I applied the strip of floral washi tape, and then with the help of my MISTI I stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle’s Petal Panel. I used Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue to adhere the mirror circle to the card base, slightly overlapping the washi tape, and then again to attach the flower onto it.
My final touch was the butterfly. I used a butterfly punch to create it from a piece of yellow cardstock, to tie in the yellow in the washi tape. I then very lightly sponged the edges of the wings with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to give it a bit more depth. I curled the wings slightly with my fingers, then used the Tombow on the body and stuck it onto the flower.
I am pleased with this card. The colours are very bright and cheerful without being overpowering. The mirror card adds a nice something extra, even if it doesn’t show properly on the camera! And I think the piercing detail really looks great on the flower – it’s definitely tempting me to acquire proper paper piercing tools!
Allsorts Challenge Blog – Hearts and/or Flowers
Butterfly Challenge – Paper Piercing and the Colour Fern
Daring Cardmakers – Mirror, Mirror (use something shiny – it doesn’t really show in the picture, but the circle behind the flower was made of green mirror card)
Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch/Layout