Happy Boxing Day.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I enjoyed a great day with my family - we ate all day, sat by the fire and watched several movies. It was a very relaxing day, as I cooked my turkey on Friday, so I didn't have to spend the day in the kitchen!!
Use scraps of wrapping paper, parts of holiday cards, recycled gift tags
or bits of ribbon on a paper crafting project. We all have plenty of it laying
around after all the holiday excitement and this is your chance to
incorporate some of those pretty little things into an amazing piece of art!
I received lots of PTI goodies for Christmas this year and
decided to use the Signature Series: Butterfly for this challenge.
The Butterfly die was used to cut an old Christmas card and that set the stage for the rest of the card. A white piece of card stock was embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and then layered onto a green matting before attaching to the white card base.
The butterfly was stitched down the center to score the paper and then attached to the card using Scor-tape. PTI's rick rack die was used to cut some more of the green paper and then added to the lower portion of the card. The sentiment was stamped onto an oval white card stock and then matted on a green oval background. Stamping Bella's little blue and red dots add a little colour to the sentiment panel and repeat the circles on the butterfly.
I'm not usually very good at Clean and Simple - I always seem to want to add more! But I think this would qualify as a fairly simple card - I wanted the butterfly to be the focal point, so I resisted adding lots of extras!!
Here's the old Christmas card that I used. I liked the colour combination
and cut several options before I decided on the dark green butterfly.
Here are some 'leftovers' that I decided not to
use on the card. I'll save them for another project!
In order to determine the area of the card I wanted to use, I
cut the butterfly out on a piece of scrap paper. This allowed
me to move it around the card until I found the image I wanted.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a great week!!
Stamps: PTI Signature Series: Butterfly
Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy
Paper: White, Green cardstock; Christmas cardOther Supplies: Cuttlebug embossing folder; sewing machine; Creative Memories oval cutting templates;PTI Rick Rack die; Stamping Bella Dots