Today's card is another from the Card Kit Swap on the Paper Wishes Message Board. This is the one made from items my swap partner sent to me. I wasn't smart enough to take pictures of the materials that came in the kit, but the list of items are: Focal image & sentiment from HOTP "Butterflies" stamp set (old one), stamped with StazOn Jet Black ink, Queen & Company Ribbon, 3 pieces of paper from the Double-sided Rhapsody paper pack from HOTP (2 that were 5" x 6.5", and one that was 5" x 5", and 12 red jewel Dazzles for embellishments.
Since I decided not to use the ribbon for this project, and only used 1 piece of 6.5" x 5" paper and just a little of a second one (none of the 5" x 5" at all), I have plenty of supplies left over for making another card!
As I look at the card, I wish I had matted the black dotted paper with the red paper instead of just die cutting a couple of embellishments, but I can't do anything about that now!
Anyway, the rules were you could only add ink & shimmer (like Wink of Stella) to the supplies sent for your card.
BUTTERFLY: Not having many standard alcohol ink pens, I used red & black Sharpies to color in my butterfly. Then I went over the entire wings with Wink of Stella (which doesn't show up well in the picture. I then fussy cut around it, leaving a little white showing around the antennae so they would hold up better (and show better against the background!)
SENTIMENT: At first I thought about using a die to make the sentiment into a tag, but as I played around with the pieces, I realized I liked it as a stripe across the front of the card. So, I cut it into a strip 2" by 4 5/8".
BACKGROUND: I didn't want to just cover up my dotted paper with the sentiment as I wanted some for the inside of my card, so, I cut 1" off the bottom to create my bottom strip, then 2" that I would use on the inside of the card. I trimmed all pieces to 4 5/8" wide. Saving the 2" strip for the inside of the card, I glued the remaining pieces in place on the front of the card and added the sentiment strip.
EMBELLISHMENTS: I realized I really wanted JUST black, red, and white on my card, and the Jewel Dazzles had a gold ring around them. SO, I colored over it with my black Sharpie. I cut two red decorative pieces from the red paper using a die from the Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents die set. You can see how I used these from the picture.
INSIDE: The inside is pretty simple - I cut my 2" strip into smaller ones for top & bottom & added the 2nd red embellishment I had die cut.
Here's another view of the finished card: