The dark purple background paper featured here is a piece that I had completely forgotten I had so when I unearthed it the other day I just had to use it. I believe I got this paper from Hot off the Press a long time ago and in my inexperience of those days didn’t really have any ideas on how to use it. The paper is actually more like fabric as it has a soft velvety finish. I wondered what it would look like if I embossed it and this is the result. I used a 3D folder by Spellbinders which is also one of the first 3D type that came out. I did cut my piece down and still have a leftover second piece to play with. I also used the same folder on a piece of shimmery pale violet paper which also looks pretty. The butterfly and sentiment (IttyBitty Basics by MFT) strip use a small piece of this paper. The die used for the butterfly is from MFT, but I don’t have the matching stamps for these dies. Instead I used another die that cuts tiny holes and used it to emboss the shape. Taking the photo was another issue. The velvet finish picks up tiny bits that are invisible to the naked eye but glaringly obvious in a photo. In the end I used a small brush to clean off the card front and managed a half decent picture. The challenge twist of adding a butterfly has been met and I also created another card for the CYHTP challenge which I’ll upload in a minute or two.
Have a great day and thanks for looking.