Wednesday, 12 April 2017
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #218
Hello lovely crafters! Today my card is for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #218 and this their sketch.
I also made this card for a friend of ours who unfortunately has Alzheimer's and lives quite a way from us and we had received a letter from the lady's brother-in-law (who looks after her interests) saying that he had had to move our friend to another care home as the one she was in wasn't looking after her as they should. He tells us that in a short space of time (within a few days) she is looking so much better, brighter and happier! So, we are sending her this card to let her know that we think of her a lot.
First, I rotated the sketch 90 degrees clockwise as I knew I wanted to make a landscape card. This is a hybrid card.
First, I generated the sentiment in Photoshop and printed it out and then cut the panel to size, next, I stamped the flowers - from an unknown manufacturer - in the bottom right corner, in order to leave space for the butterfly, which I wanted to use instead of the small square in the sketch.
Next, I cut a strip of black card-stock and ran it through a good, old fashioned paper crimper and adhered that to a creamy card base. Then I adhered my focal panel to a gold foil piece of card, slightly larger than the focal panel and layered up a butterfly in card-stock to match the rest of the card. I adhered a few pearls to the body of the butterfly and scattered a few smaller ones on the flowers.
I then mounted the focal panel to the card base on foam and also mounted the butterfly with foam for extra dimension.
To finish off, I spritzed with home-made gold shimmer spray - I can't seem to make a card lately that doesn't need a bit of shimmer in my eyes! - unfortunately, it came out a bit fast and I have a little too much in the bottom right-hand corner - serves me right, I shouldn't keep trying to 'gild the Lily'.
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