I wanted to make a swing card as the theme at Mrs A's butterfly challenge is U for undulating or O for over the edge. So this is undulating. It nearly tipped me over the edge.
I cut a piece of green card to use and then promptly scored it in the wrong place. Didn't have enough of the same left so I made it into a template for next time and used white instead. Supposing I can find it, of course.
I have used a wood effect embossing folder which I bought with a voucher I was lucky enough to win here at the butterfly challenge a few weeks ago. I also bought a hessian effect folder and a small lacy one (to make up the order and not pay postage!). I thought the wood effect might help with my boys cards.
I have fiddled about with this for days but it is finally finished, as usual taking the photograph was harder. I'd lost the light by the time I'd done it.
I embossed the wood effect and then smooshed Slate ink over it and then a little pink for fun. The I added some Card-io leaves up the right hand side having stamped some ink off first.
I used the same leaves on the centre circles and some Inky Doodles flowers. These are coloured with Pro-markers.These circles are cut out and glued on. I wasn't brave enough to stamp direct.
|The reverse. Very plain with just a ribbon and knot.|
I like swing cards as they are really very simple but look so clever. I hope you like it too.
As well as the Butterfly Challenge, I am jumping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground with this. I have used various snippets of white card and a snippet of ribbon.