Good morning! I may have mislead you with my title. The stamp set I used carried over, but its new to me, as in Butterfly Gala finally got some ink.! The old is the “Eclipse” card style and in order to accomplish this, I needed the retired Alphabet Dies.
The dies were imperative, since my sister in laws birthday is right around the corner AND her name just happens to be Karen! Why is that important? Well not important maybe more relevant if you are an online person you may have seen quite a few “Karen Memes!”
I also used Healing Hugs and Piece of Cake for my card. My ink choices were Real Red, Garden Green, Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape. She is a Red Hat Lady with me, but I didn’t want it to look like a Red Hat Card, so the Mango Melody Butterfly was just enough to make it not!
Because her name was longer than a standard A2 Card would allow, I made a 4×8 card. Originally I started with an 8×8 piece of Whisper White scored at 4 inches. When I ran it through the die Cut machine i had to improvise by wrapping the card around the bottom plate. That did leave an unsightly crease. So I chopped off the crease, adhered to a 4×8 panel of Gorgeous Grape. I then cut down another piece of whisper white 4.25 x 8 and scored at 4 inches. Folded and used my bone folder for a nice crease. Then added tear and tape along the long end of the folded whisper white and added my Front panel to that.
By creating my card this way I accomplished 2 things. I saved on paper and made the inside pretty. I do love that Gorgeous Grape Color!
Now on to more crafy news: I enjoyed making that piano sign so much, I decided I needed one for me. But I don’t sing and I saw a verse that really spoke to me, and decided to make this little farm house sign.
I think its the perfect addition to my vignette.
Well thats all I have for today. I opened my box of goodies from the new annual catalog and hope to share some awesome cards with new stuff! Until next time, Happy Crafting!