Hi everyone! I’m excited to share a card that I recently made, using the Pretty in Pink and Happy Travels paper lines from Glitz Designs. Both of these lines were so easy to work with – the colours are beautiful and the paper quality is superb! This card was inspired by a photo that I found while surfing the web a while ago. In photography, a disruption in an image’s symmetry can engage your viewer. The same holds true in art! Here’s the photo:
For my card, I chose to offset the centre element. Here’s my card:
Supplies: Bazzill Basics cardstock; Bo Bunny and Glitz Designs patterned papers; Marvy Uchida and Martha Stewart Crafts punches; Tsukineko ink; Heidi Swapp paper piercer; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares.
To create this card:
1. Cut cardstock to 6″x12″ and fold to create 6″x6″ card.
2. Cut 5 5/8″ square from Bo Bunny pattered paper. Affix 5 1/4″ square of cardstock and sew both to card base with a zig zag stitch.
(As a side note, I keep invisible thread threaded in my sewing machine to avoid having to change my thread and bobbin all the time to match my project! I found mine at the Dollarama!)
3. Punch 8 1 1/2″ scalloped circles and a single 1 1/2″ square from various Glitz Designs patterned papers and ink edges. Using the paper piercer, pierce around the edge of each punched shape.
4. Punch 8 butterflies to complement your punched circles. Using a different punch, punch one larger butterfly shape.
5. Affix all circles in a grid shape around the outside of the card, as shown. Using dimensional adhesive, attach the butterfly to the square and then mount both off-kilter and on an angle on the card.
6. Print sentiment on cardstock and cut in banner shape. Mount on card using foam dots.
You could attach your punched butterflies to your card flat, for mailing purposes, or in the middle only and fold up wings for added dimension, as I’ve done here:
Thanks for looking!
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