My good friend Angie just told me she used a card I had sent her as inspiration for one she needed to make for a blog hop. The wonderful thing with stamping is what we are inspired with and what comes out our hands is two entirely different “animals”. That prompted me to show you this video from Paper Trey inks that inspired me to make a card. Now I have NO supplies whatsoever from Paper Trey Inks….so how to create something similar. Here’s the video I watched. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O55tjid8bo8
This is my list:
Instead of an impression plate I used a cuttlebug folder
Instead of a stamp made for a die cut, I made my dies from spellbinders and stamped lightly on the raised part.
Instead of twine I used raffia
Instead of putting all my embellishments where she did I rearranged
Instead of making a top folded card, I made a side fold (reason for placing the embellys in a different location)
Instead of the colors she chose, I chose, guy kind of colors.
Instead of THANKS I chose Congrats to get a head start on the graduating seniors that always surprise me in my mailbox with an announcement
Instead of a felt butterfly I doubled stamped one and cut it out of opposite colors. Green on white for the bottom layer and white on green for the top.
Voila` We have a starting point from the video idea but we make it our own. Happy Stamping. Thanks for stopping by.
Taken from an angle so you can see the butterfly underneath. I did use some raffia for his antennae. Thought that was a really cute idea.