Hi guys! I know this card isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I just loved the unusual colour combo, the Graphic 45 butterfly paper and the green gem seam binding. Pare them up with micro beads and laced Venetian accent borders and you can see my non traditional side coming out. I must admit too that this card looks better in person than my meagre photograph can show. I started with my background paper all covered in butterflies in shades of teal and rust and covered it with clear micro beads (you can see it better in the close up pic below). To my micro beaded background, I added Venetian borders top and bottom cut from black card. I added a strip of straw coloured card so that I could add mounting foam and raise the strips up to make the lacing process easier. Since the tips of the Venetian borders are very fine, you must go carefully through them with your ribbon. Don't pull too hard or they may tear. I laced the borders back and forth across my background with some Green Gem Seam Binding, leaving a bow at either side in opposite corners. I topped the bow with a fancy black button from my craft stash.
I stamped my sentiment on the same straw coloured card and cut it out with the Hexagon dies and inked it lightly with tea dye ink. I used one of my Vintage Lace accent pieces as a background for my sentiment. I mounted this in the centre of my card with mounting foam and pierced the edges to finish the piece. Hopefully, even if the colourway is too wild for you, the layout may appeal and you'll want to try it in your own choice of papers and ribbons.
Just a reminder that I have three shows tomorrow at 8am, 11am and 3pm (the last one is on Ideal World) and Julia is set to do more shows on Thursday at 12, 4pm and 7pm. I hope you can tune in to see all the fun demos we have planned! All for now, Sue x