Wednesday, 5 August 2015
For my card today I decided to use washi paper, and quite a lot of it too. I got out a pile that I've had for some time but generally use very sparingly.
I chose a very busy and colourful paper for my background then picked a paper which I felt complemented it to make my butterfly.
I cut a number of dies before deciding which sizes and colours I wanted to use. The card just evolved really although I'd begun with an idea in mind.
For the butterfly I cut two pieces of washi paper 2" x 2" plus a long triangular strip. The square pieces I folded to make the wings and the strip was wound round a cocktail stick and stuck with a Tombo gluestick to make a paper bead for the body of the butterfly.
I used gold craft wire to make the antennae and stuck irredescent beads on the end of each.
The sentiment was added as an afterthought to give balance. I didn't want to heat emboss as I was worried the washi paper might lift so I used individual letters from a silver peel off sheet which I coloured with a black permanent marker.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Tuesday Morning Sketches blog #312
Papertake Weekly Challenge