Hi crafty friends, I hope everyone is doing well this morning. This is probably not what you expected to see, I bet. I'm trying to mix it up a bit this month for you. I still have a bit of a backlog of cards from last year and this was a card that I made last summer for the POTW shows then. It uses the bird flourish die set. I found these to be quite fun to play with as they were very different from the usual type of dies that I use. This card was quite fun as I used the butterfly circle die and cut it out of copy paper. I then used that as a template to stencil through to make the background. I used Dusty Concord distress ink the ink the butterflies that are cut out of the circle. Once I was happy with them, I used the negative piece of copy paper and lined it up so the butterflies were centred and inked the circle with Broken China distress ink. I then cut my bird flourish using black glitter card and I did not emboss it (that is important here ) I then cut another bird flourish, but this time I put the black glitter card over the die facing the opposite direction. This gave me two bird flourishes both cut out of black glitter card, but facing each other. By not embossing it, you get the same look to both of them. I added a few swirls that were stamped in clear perfect medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer aurora sparkle embossing powder. This just added a bit of bling to the top and bottom to help draw the eye in a bit. I stamped the sentiment in black archival ink and paper pierced around the edge to finish the card. Pretty fun, huh?
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