Happy Thursday, friends! We're almost to the weekend, and it's supposed to be a beautiful one here. We're headed to Boston for a festival, and I just made plans to take my daughter's friend with us. My daughter just might pee from excitement when I tell her the news. *giggle* What do you have planned this weekend?
I hope you'll make some time for this week's CASE Study challenge, featuring another lovely card by our Muse of the month, Agnieszka (Aga). Isn't it a beauty?
I kept a lot of elements from the original--the green butterflies, the tag, the woodgrain, and the sentiment banner.
To give my card a little less bulk, I opted to deboss the kraft panel with a tag die rather than add it as a layer. To do this, I placed the tag die in the middle of the woodgrain impression plate with the cutting side UP, then the cardstock, then an embossing mat. It left a great, deep impression without cutting all the way through.
I added some soft white ink to the woodgrain to bring out the texture. Then I stamped the butterflies, colored them with Copics, and cut them out. They're attached with foam dots just on the body for dimension.
For the ribbon, I punched a hole in the top of the tag and ran the ribbon through to the back of the panel, securing it with embroidery floss.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (White, Kraft)
Stamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Flora & Fauna I, Spring Post)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip), Clearsnap (Frost White), Copic markers
Tools: Papertrey Ink (tag & banner dies, woodgrain impression plate), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper), hole punch
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (ribbon), Queen & Co. (rhinestones), DMC floss
Enjoy your day, and thanks for stopping by!