If you visited my blog yesterday, you know that I’m sharing the Christmas Swap I made for someone living in the Center of France. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can have a look at my first project here. So, after the handmade project, I had to make a card. Of course, because of my central theme, it had to be blue and have a butterfly. But I also wanted it to have a “christmassy” feel, or at least wintery. Butterflies are not usually linked with winter, so I had to find a way to add some kind of… “frozen” effect to it.
Ok, maybe not so “wintery”, but I tried 😉
The beautiful rhododendron flower and the butterfly are from the Best Is Yet To Come stamp set. I coloured them with alcohol markers in shades of artic blue and ice grey. I added some Dazzling Details to the flowers and the wings of the butterfly. The background is made with a stamp from another set, Awesomely Artistic, in Soft Sky ink. Then the “Joy” die cut comes from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, on Silver Glimmer Paper.
I tried to take a photo without the flash, to show the real colours and the shimmery effect. Too bad I forgot to take a picture of the inside, which is decorated too.
Supplies (all Stampin’up! unless otherwise stated):
- Stamp Set: Best is yet to come, Awesomely Artistic
- Dies: Wonderful Wreath,
- Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Marina Mist cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Thanks for visiting! See you tomorrow for the last part of my Christmas Swap!
Have a fantastic New Year’s Eve!