What a buzz, being in the Top 10! It has made my day. And to think I almost didn't bother submitting this card!
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This one was a toughie! Not my colours at all....Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise. I couldn't help adding some white too.
I decided to use some chipboard, since that was something that a few of you asked me about in my Q&A. OK, it's not a tutorial yet, but it's on the way. I used the chipboard panel with 4 circles cut out of it, and covered it in Olive "Prints" Designer Series Paper. (Don't forget this month's Palette o' Prints Promotion, and you can get some of this yummy paper for yourself!)
I'll be back in the morning to tell you how I made this card. My bed is calling me (too many late nights...I've had a class every night this week!)OK, I'm back after a good night's sleep!
Once I'd decided to use chipboard on the card, the rest flowed from there. Rather than sticking the paper to the chipboard and trying to cut the circles out of the middle (way too hard!), I used the chipboard as a stencil, and traced around it, including the circles. Then I used my 1 1/4" circle punch to punch out the 4 circles. I stuck it to the chipboard with a gluestick, and lightly sanded the edges with a sanding block. I stamped the 3 butterflies on separate pieces of Whisper White cardstock, so I could position them behind the windows. The "Happy Thoughts" message is from "Think Happy Thoughts", and the little ladybird has been punched out with the 3/4" circle, and popped up on dimensionals. Then, I just layered it all on a piece of So Saffron cardstock, and then another Print Designer-Series Paper (Pumpkin Pie this time), and then the Tempting Turquoise base card. A piece of the Striped red ribbon adds a cute embellishment.
This is not a standard sized card...because I 'built' the card around the chipboard, it ended up being bigger and squarer. Not a problem, since I'd give a card like this in person anyway, rather than mailing it :o)