Here is the inspiration photo:
and here is my card:
I started with my card base, Gesso and a new stencil from Memory Box (LOVE these). I wasn't super careful about how the Gesso went on the stencil as I didn't want it even all the way around. While the Gesso was still very wet I sprinkled some Gold Glitter onto it. It's the microfine glitter from Martha Stewart. I let it dry overnight.
I die cut a Sizzix Butterfly ( I think they are Tim Holtz? I could be wrong...i bought them so long ago), the butterflies come with 4 embossing textures but I just wanted the plain butterfly. I die cut it twice. Once out of DCWV gold glitter paper and a second time out of heavy weight vellum.
I also die cut some My Favorite Things rolled flowers out of regular, cheap, Michael's felt. The leaves are Taylored Expressions die cuts. I layered it all together.
This picture just doesn't do that butterly justice....but isn't the background texture awesome?!
For inexpensive felt this stuff rolls beautifully. I used a Hero Arts Pearl in the center.
I realized as I was editing the photo that I never put a sentiment on the front....I think that's ok. I went to try and figure out where to put one when I realized I liked it much better the way it was. I get a lot of orders for no front sentiments so I think I will just toss this one into that pile. I don't think every card needs one. What are your thoughts?
I'll be back later with some watercolor cards. I am taking Watercolor for Card makers at Online Card Classes. I absolutely LOVE these classes. Even though I know a lot of the techniques they teach I never fail to learn something new in each and every class!!!! :) I love that.
All supplies are linked to Simon Says Stamp