I do hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. Sat was brilliant here. Beautiful weather! My lovely hair dresser Mary gave me a fabulous hair cut. Had a wonderful lunch and a long over to catch up with a former co-worker. A trip to Michael’s with one of the last of my Christmas gift cards and a 15% off everything coupon. Couldn’t ask for more. Sunday was over cast, damp, cold and windy again. Spring is bound to win out soon.
In updating my profile, I realized I never told you all we have a beautiful new great granddaughter. Hiilani was born on Nov. 14 '11. I haven’t asked permission to post her photo but I will and if it’s okay with her parents I’ll post it later.
My card today is for my little sister, Donna. It is an easel card attached to a white A2 card. I had two little pieces of PP in my scrap file and managed to just fit them together and cut them out with SB Labels Three. The blue card beneath it is made up of two more scraps. The band across the top not only turns my square into a rectangle but hides the uneven edges of the papers beneath it. I traced a butterfly template and cut out three butterflies in three different shades of blue then ran them thru the Cuttlebug in three different EF. I distressed the edges with Broken China DI, then mounted them on to the easel with foam tape between each. I tucked the gold wire antennas into the foam tape and added a few half pearls. The flowers, feathers and pearls are from my stash.
This card was made of odds and end, bits and pieces so I’m sharing at the playground. If you don’t know what I’m talking about head over to the playground here and join the fun. Di our lovely hostess and the Snippeters would love to have you I'm sure. I hear there are cupcakes and milk to be had and kites to be flown this week.
Cheap Trick: I have rarely used foam tape because the white isn’t aesthetically pleasing to me. I saw somewhere there is colored foam tape available but you all know I’m to cheap to buy all those different colors besides space is always a consideration. My solution is to use a marker and color the edges, all but makes it disappear. I adhere the tape to the underside of my project, color with marker then remove the protective cover and adhere it to my project, no inky fingers.
Have an Amazing Day!