Once stamped, I hand cut an irregular scalloped looking piece that I laid down and moved around as I lightly sponged varying shades of blue and purple to create a billowy sky. I stamped my sentiment in the upper corner, then used the Valencia cutting edge to cut the piece out. There is a butterfly in the stamp, but I cut the side view butterfly twice from the Magical Butterflies set and added some Midnight Snow to the edge of the wings. I glued them together for a 3D side view butterfly and added it over thee stamped image. To create the background for my focal element, I used the Basketweave embossing folder on coconut white card. I cut a border from my Italian Collection and added it to the left side of the card. I tied Sky Blue seam binding around the card horizontally and taped the ends to the back. I tied a messy bow and added it to the side of my focal piece. I made some stick pins to match (and yes those beads are actually blue in real life, not the lavender they look in the pics!) and a black crystal sparkler for the centre. I finished the card with some white and blue mats and used my Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to make dots all the way around the edge. Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.
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Julie's Crafty Creations!!
For the extra qualifying post of July 21st, the winners are:
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