Friday, April 16, 2010

Butterfly Thinking of You


Hey, everyone! It's been a busy week here, to say the least. I am so happy that today is the last day of classes before having a week of vacation. If I wasn't so completely exhausted, I might just do a happy dance. :)

Today I am sharing my card made from this week's sketch at Get Sketchy. I didn't adhere to the sketch, but instead I used the sketch as a springboard. It's OK to do that! Just because you're using a sketch doesn't mean you can't modify it however you want. Here's what I mean:

The sketch shows two hearts, each being "cut off" on the sides of the card. I decided to use butterfly shapes instead of hearts. (These butterflies were actually traced using a retired Stampin' Up template.) I chose to angle my butterflies slightly and have them overlap in the middle. Instead of cutting the edges off the butterflies, I folded them under and adhered them behind the green paper on my card front. In the center of the card, however, I wanted a little more dimension, so I adhere the butterflies wings to the card front with pop-dots. This gives them a slightly layered look.

For the butterfly bodies, I cut a piece of double-sided patterned paper to 2" X 4". (I used the same paper that I used for my butterflies, but you could use anything that coordinates. Tip: Use thin paper. Cardstock is difficult to roll and may crack.) I then cut my scrap of paper on the diagonal, so I had two triangles. I rolled each of these triangles into a tube-shape and adhered the ends with a glue stick. Finally, I used Glue Dots to attach them to my butterflies. I also "squished" a Glue Dot around a piece of folded/curled wire and inserted it into the top of the butterfly bodies for antennae.

All of the supplies for this card (paper, ribbon, die-cut, pearls) are from the Club SEI.

Also, just wanted to let everyone know that I am currently looking for card submissions for my July article for Scrap Street. The call is for "Summertime Cards." Please send your submissions (max. size 600 X 600) to submissions@scrapstreet.com. Deadline for submissions is April 29th. Thanks!

3 comments:

Kelly said...

i love your interpretation of this weeks get sketchy sketch!! how imaginitive!!!- kelly

Janneke Smit said...

great interpretation! love it!

Jenny said...

Very creative idea with the butterflies!!