Cards & Crops

Washi, Pleats and Butterfly Feats


OWH249See, I told you I was in a card-making mood yesterday, but this creation to a bit more time than the shamrock I posted earlier. When I first saw the Operation Write Home (OWH) sketch challenge, I was a bit perplexed, but I quickly went to my newest washi tape clearance purchase for inspiration. I was so excited to use this butterfly tape only a few days after purchase (that rarely happens), which quickly led me to two stamps I had yet to use and an unopened 6×6 paper pack — The Sweetest Thing by My Mind’s Eye.

I stuck the washi tape onto plain white paper and trimmed it, then folded it back and forth to create pleats. Then I used my huge butterfly stamp to create the large image and added accents with my Spectrum Noir pens, dots of red Stickles and a few squirts of Glimmer Mist. After inking everything for that all-popular punch and sticking it all down, I made a zigzag stitch with my sewing machine for a bit more detail and dimension.