Happy Christmas Eve! I realised yesterday as I started to update my blog that I had a box of samples for the show last week that never made it with me to the studio! I was working on three different shows while I was away. I had nicely separated all the samples by show, or so I thought! I found this box with a sample for the shows that I am doing in January on top of five or six samples for last weeks shows! This card is one of them. Today's card is another fun use of the Butterfly Magic die. Don't cut, emboss! This die makes a great embossed background. If you want to emboss only, just skip the cutting step and put your die on your card, cover with the tan mat and pink plate and run it through your GC. I used Broken China distress ink and sponged lightly while the die was still in place to add some interest to my background. I covered a small piece of coconut white card with our sticky adhesive sheets and placed it on the Butterfly Magic die over the butterfly to cut just that particular area. I nipped it out of the background once cut and peeled the backing paper away and covered with micro beads. I glued it in place directly over the butterfly, raising the wings for movement. Out of teal card, I cut one of the butterflies from the Les Papillon set and added it to the bottom of the card. I stamped my sentiment in black archival ink and cut it out with one of the smaller Labels 28 dies. I inked it with Broken China ink too. I mounted it in the corner and added a messy bow tied from white seam binding. The centre was adorned with a heart Dazzler. I added some double score lines around the edge of the background before I matted it with teal card (which looks very crooked due to my photo angle! LOL It isn't IRL ) and pierced the edges of my final white mats.
Last year on Christmas Day, I showed you pics of all my past Christmas trees. Since you have seen them all, I had to come up with something different. So if you have played Santa, eaten too much and can't watch another Christmas movie why don't you stop by to see what's on the blog tomorrow. All for now, Sue x