Saturday, September 5, 2009
I've been wanting to create a butterfly image with my Pick A Petal for a while now. My plan was to stamp it in gold to make an anniversary card for my in-laws, who will be celebrating 50 years of marriage later this month. I had planned for it to be very elegant, but that didn't happen. So, now I don't know if this will be their card or not. I like it, I just don't know if it fits the occasion. I had fun making it. I went to my "go to" stash, my scraps! I picked out pieces of patterned paper, doing very little cutting, just went with what I had. I think this patchwork placement appeals to the quilter in me. I love mixing the patterns, colors and sizes, just like quilting.
I was stumped on how to make the butterfly body for some time. In the end I went with two gold headed pins from my quilting pin cushion! I threaded one pin with my beads then just put the second pin through the other end. I added it to the card with Tombow glue. It should hold! The shell buttons on the bottom corner are covering a goof in my sewing! I guess I'm a little rusty!
I hope you are enjoying this three day weekend! It's going to be pretty quiet around my house. I'm hoping for some more stamping!