A few years ago a good friend gave me some beautiful papers to use in creating my handmade cards. I wanted to thank her, and of course I used some of the papers to create a special card just for her. I am so sorry to say that I do not have a picture of the card, but I recently made a card very similar to the one I gave my friend. I was reminded of this card as I have recently seen the beautiful creations from designer Karen Burniston.
A die cut was used to create the ‘fluttering’ space for my butterfly. I used Baker’s twine to attach each side of my butterfly punch; I simply adhered it to the middle. The ends of the twine were attached to the card before I added the last layer of printed paper.
I created a fold-down section on the inside of the card since I didn’t want the message to be seen from the front. Once I added a few border and corner silver stickers to the front I was finished with this fun card! This would also make a nice thank you card or even a birthday or wedding card! I think everyone loves butterflies!
A birdcage, wedding bells, birds, or lots of other images could be used to make a card like this! Use your imagination! I enjoy making cards and finding new (and old) ways of creating them. We all use and share ideas from so many talented people. We can even ‘mix & match’ ideas to come up with a new way to be creative! Just remember to give credit where credit is due! Thank you Karen Burniston for reminding me of this technique!
Enjoy your creative day!