The soft pink butterflies fluttering to freedom...lovely. I tried to capture the softness and airiness of this photo in my simple card, as well as practice the 'carry the outside of your card to the inside' technique shared in the Online Insider Class. Paper Smooches butterfly, die and sentiments and, of all wonderful things to discover in my stash - a stunning piece of paper I bought on sale during the summer called - are you ready - Papillion (by Prima, I think). A solitary sheet: .if only I'd realized at the time how truly gorgeous it is...
Here's the outside of my card, with a strip of the paper peeking from the card front (1/2 " cut off)
Here is is straight on - looks a bit wonky because I had to gently glue the front down so it would stay closed. Not a fabulous photo op, but we tried...
Paper Smooches People: do not read beyond this point, as the next bit is my *embarrassment* section :-)
Actually, the card above was my second take, so just for amusement's sake, here's my BLOOPER card. All was going reasonably well with the front...until I moved to designing (or rather 'un' designing) the inside! The Insider teachers reminded us several times over that when we use openings on the front, it's important to pay attention to where you place your inside sentiment to avoid random, haphazard stamping. Yes, I heard this several times, but apparently it didn't stick because if you look closely (please don't, just take my word for it!), you'll see brown squiggles in the upper and lower wings of my negative butterfly space. Why? Because I did not *hanging head in embarrassment* 'measure twice, stamp once." Nope...placed my sentiment too low, and then in an attempt to make the markings look deliberate ("oh yes, I fully intended to create that design..." NOT!), I added yet another 'mis'placed image.
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit adds sparkle to my day!