Hope all is well! I'm back with another Valentine's project - made late, posted even later. This one is for my toddler who loves my cards, but really has no idea when Valentine's day is, so not to worry. Hopefully you're not all tired of cupid day projects yet :)!
Have you ever made a project that you really were not happy with and torn it all apart to start over? This card is one of those and I must say, I am much happier with it this time around! Here was the initial card:
I took everything off (luckily, the glue I was using at the time wasn't very good) and cut the base smaller because I didn't like the spacing. I kept the butterflies and flowers, which were handmade and stacked some of them together to make them look fuller. I replaced the image and sentiment with a new one and crocheted a heart doily to add to the mix. Here is the new card:
Do you think anyone would have remembered it? It is a completely different card now!
Paper - Bazzil, My Little Shoebox and Making Memories (flowers)
Stamp - Magnolia stamped on 300g watercolour paper with black Stazon and coloured with Distress Inks - antique linen, frayed burlap, scattered straw, forest moss, tattered rose, victorian velvet and watercolour pencil for skin tone.
Tools - Fiskars mini butterfly punch, Forever young cricut cartridge for flowers, Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2, Stampin up leaf die, computer generated sentiment
Other: Distress stickles rock candy on the wings, pearls and crocheted heart doily. The base heart pattern I used can be found on the Crochet Geek's blog here and I adapted a border from another doily pattern I had in a magazine. I added a little fabric starch to stiffen it and make it lay flat.
I know all challenges want new projects only and I think I did enough new work and made a big enough transformation that this card should qualify. However, if you disagree, please feel free to delete my entry - I do want to play by the rules. This card was recreated for these challenges:
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Fairytale
Top Tip Tuesday - Mystical, Magical and Fantasy
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