I have a kit I bought years ago from HSN ( or maybe it was QVC) cant't remember now. Anyway it's old and vintage looking, and I did not do any thing with it for a long time, but from time to time I pull out papers and embellishments from it and create something. So last week I pull one of the cards in a peach color and I embossed it and added some flowers and glued some papers from K and Company. I also added a pretty diecut from an EK success punch. I took a lovely velvet ribbon, from a Anna Griffin collection (love all her stuff). and added it the the front bottom of the card.
On the inside of the card I used a technique I learned from StampwithBernie on you tube. She calls it floating butterflies. You take a piece of acetate and you cut it round and round in a spiral and you paste it to the inside of the card both sides with glue dots and you add butterfly cut outs or punches. When you open the card it stretches the acetate and the butterflies look as if they are flying or floating inside the card ( real cool effect). Please view her video for a more detail look. This was my first attempt at creating a card this way. Please don't forget to comment (remember your comments good or bad are what keeps me growing in this craft and I welcome them all). Thanks for viewing and hugs always!
|Here is the finished card ( I was happy. It came out good for a first try) making this type of card.|
|Here you can clearly see the spiral acetate through the front cutout on the card.|
|I was trying out the spiral acetate before putting the inside papers to see if it worked ( it did).|
|The inside of the card, you can see the acetate cutout I did with the spellbinders die. I did the front of the card cutout and then used a bigger die to cut the acetate.|
|You can slightly see that opening the card makes the butterflies seem a little like flying.|
|The card is ready and I lined and envelope with the same paper line as the card. I purchase a matching color gift bag to put the other gifts I had purchase for her.|
|I pasted a small cutt out from the inside paper and added the stamp image.|