The challenge at ‘As You See It’ is a recipe this week and you have to have all the elements plus something beginning with B. My card features both blossoms and a butterfly so the B is covered twice. The rest was deciding on the design and putting it all together. I started with an embossed piece that I had been playing with yesterday. Its a new folder and I was having issues with the sandwich initially. The folder is from Spellbinders and is a slimline tile look. The piece I’ve used here is the best portion of one of my tries cut down to fit. I sponged over it gently in two yellows before using it. I die cut a half circle in the top layer piece and added the two pieces together. Then using a die from Memory Box called layered Impatiens I die cut quite a few flowers and leaves. Using a sponge I tapped two colours (pink and yellow) over the flowers until I was happy with the subtleness of it. Did the same with the leaves. After putting the flowers together I started to add them to the card front along with some leaves. Its so easy to follow the edge of the circle. The butterfly was cut with a Gemini die that came with the machine. For the shiny part of the recipe I chose to add some tiny gems to the center of the flowers. They are iridescent and are from Trinity Stamps. The body of the butterfly has some extremely small black gems that used to be on a sweater. When it wore out I removed quite a few to use on my cards. They are also shiny when they catch the light. For now I’m not adding a sentiment and will decide on that when I use the card.
Have a fun day and thanks for looking.