I had some very special company come to my house on July 27th........my son, his wife and my two adorable little grandsons! They were with me for almost a week and then a week ago today, they headed home, to Alabama. I miss them so much, but they sure can wear out their "Nana"! I guess I'm not as young as I sometimes think I am!!!
At any rate, while they were here Splitcoast Stampers had a "Quilling" challenge for the "Try a New Technique" (TLC231) and I had wanted to participate, but did not have time and then this week I really liked the "Card Sketches" challenge, so late last night I decided to combine the two and this is what I came up with.
The quilled butterfly and flowers were some that I had made some time back when learning how to quill and I had them in a box to use as embellishments when needed and I had actually forgotten about them. During that time I had made a quilled project that I gave to a friend as a birthday gift. Here's a photo of it....I actually put it in a "showdow box" prior to giving it to her.
When making the "Thank You" card, I decided to use some cardstock from the Core'dinations "Whitewash Collection". I am on the Pazzles Design Team and we are supposed to incorporate some of this cardstock into our projects for this month, so I figured this would be a good chance for me to play with it prior to doing that....and I love it! I used it for the two inner panels and then ran them through my Cuttlebug using the "Perfectly Paisley" embossing folder. I also used a "nail buffer" to sand them afterward. With that cardstock there is an inner core that shows through when you "sand" and in this case it was a blue color that was similar to the blue than I used in the quilled butterfly! Don't you just love that effect?!!
Finished Card Size: A2/4.25”x5.5"
Papers: Westrim Crafts (Black CS), Core'dinations CorlorCore Cardstock and DCWV "The Pocket full of Posies Stack" (Designer CS)
Stamps: Studio G (sentiment)
Inks: Tsukineko Brilliance "Victorian Violet" and Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Tools: Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter" and Provo Craft "Cuttlebug"
Accessories: Provo Craft Cuttlebug "Perfectly Paisley" embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities "Lables 4", Recollections "Pearl Stickers" and Target Ribbon