This is the birthday card I made for my sister - posted today, fingers crossed it gets there tomorrow! It was quite hard to photograph, so here is one pic with flash and the other without :-)
I started by cutting a piece of gold cardstock to the width of a large (5 x 7?) embossing folder and to a height suitable for an A5 card blank. This left a blank space at the base of the piece which would not be embossed. After running the mat through the Bigshot in the folder, I border punched the base and added a ribbon. Then I matted it onto bronze shimmer cardstock.
The butterfly frame is robo-cut, using a downloaded cutting file bought from Crafts U Print. I cut it in ivory shimmer cardstock and the bronze, then swapped the centres around to give two different versions - the reverse colourway will feature on a card in the very near future! I punched out the smaller gold butterflies with a Martha S punch and attached to the frame, with some tiny pearls on top.
The stamped image is an elegant lady from Stampendous - stamped and embossed in Chocolate Brown, with a few pearls dotted here and there. I cut around the image, inked the edges (carefully!) and positioned it on the mat. The sentiment is a peel-off - I hesitated between copper and gold, went for copper because I thought it would look better with the bronze, but am now thinking gold may have been the way to go........!
I like this, I don't do many A5 cards but this has turned out well. I just hope my sister likes it too :-)
Wendy...... 32 years married, with 2 sons. Main interests are cooking and crafting - scrapbooking, cross stitching, cardmaking, rubber stamping, patchwork, knitting, decorating objects, beading and flat decoupage! I also read science fiction and listen to music ranging from folk to metal.