I got involved in my garden project today and left my card until the last minute. I needed it to be a quickie, so I pulled out some Altenew stickers and acetate die cuts from my stash. I created a quick background with the new Wavy Roses stamp set from Altenew in a monochromatic color scheme using the Frayed Leaf ink.
The layout uses this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch to create almost an abstract feeling background with a pop of color at the top. The background piece is cut into 3 parts following the sketch and since I was trying to keep the background monochromatic, I made my own piece of colored card stock using the Frayed Leaf ink and my blender brushes.
I also used Maple Yellow and Wisteria to create small pieces for the two paper strips at the top of the sketch. The butterfly is one of the Altenew Watercolor Stickers. I added some foam tape on the back to give it dimension. I originally stuck it down on the card and it was just too flat. All cards need dimension, either with color, texture, or actual layers popped on top of each other.
I added some Altenew enamel dots in the bright yellow and some clear bubbles for fun. I also added some quick black splatter.
The one thing that I think this card needs and doesn’t have is some metallic or sparkle element. I feel like cards are naked without that touch!
I selected the butterflies and flowers because this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge is an inspiration challenge!
Thank you for stopping by this week! I hope you are finding more time to craft than I am. I’ve been busy cleaning closets and creating a new front garden from scratch for my old fixer upper cottage! It’s always fun to go dig in the dirt and create a pretty oasis to sit and watch the birds, bees and butterflies enjoy!