Ourdailybreaddesigns challenge #26 using die cuts or punched shapes.
StampinsistersinChrist challenge #53 to use a life verse. I chose Galations 5:22 as it lists all the characteristics that I try to live by.
I had in mind how I wanted this card to look and by the time it was finished I wasn't at all hppy with it. It didn't look as nice as it had in my head but I thought "I've made it so I'm going to show it". My daughter, who is my worst critic, has just come in, saw the card and said "Awww that's so pretty" so it must be ok lol
I used my Cuttlebug to die cut the centre panels and the butterflies. On the yellow side of the card the image was mainly debossed so I just rubbed it over with a pigment ink pad, covered it with embossing powder and heated it up to make it glossy. The embossing powder that I used stays hot and soft longer than most others that I have so it would be ideal to try and triple emboss with it. I did the same with both layers of the butterflies but used a Versamark pen on the raised areas. Inked the edges of the yellow cardstock with the same inkpad that I used for colouring the centre panel, which has Galations 5:22 on that I had done on the pc.
Close ups above and below showing the inking and embossing. I love the white edge that you get when you colour the shape whilst the Nestie is still in place.