Normally, I love a sketch challenge. But I’ll admit, I struggled this week. Because I had a tough time, I can’t wait to see how everyone else interprets this sketch.
I don’t love what I came up with but I had to get something made because the deadline was quickly approaching. So here’s what I did:
Step 1: I had bought this die from Cheapo Dies. It’s called “Butterfly Boarder”. I had to trim off from both ends the last upwards turned flower stem to make it fit the sketch.
I cut this once from white cardstock and colored it up with Copic Markers.
Step 2: I chose this cardstock from Kaiser Craft called “Hello Birdie”. It’s a double sided paper that I used the print side (green) for the front and the other side for the triangle flap.
Step 3: Make a base card by scoring an 8.5 x 11″ off white cardstock at 5.5″ on the long side. Fold and trim to 5.5 x 7.25″.
Step 4: Cut a rectangle mat (the green one) that measures 5.25 x 7″. Cut a triangle that is 7″ on the longest side from the same, but opposite of the same cardstock. Adhere to the green mat as shown.
Step 5: Adhere the “butterfly boarder” as shown but only apply glue to the body of the butterfly and leaves, curled stem and flowers on the very outside ends. Push towards the center just enough to make the wings lift a little. It creates a bit of a 3D effect.
Step 6: Cut the sentiment “Blessings” from this die out of brown cardstock. Since the sketch looks like an envelope I chose this sentiment and the inside says “may your life be filled with many”. Adhere to the lower right hand corner as shown:
Thanks so much for taking the time to take a look! I would love to see you take the challenge this week and see what you come up with!
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: 10mm Double Sided Adhesive
Beacon’s Kid’s Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus