I’ve been making an anniversary card for my son and daughter in law for the last two weeks and it’s finally finished but a week late. We were hoping to hand deliver to them and out of concern for us warned that his area is spiking again in Covid positive cases made the urgency less of a factor. So this will be going in a priority mail box as well as some costumes and Halloween goodies for our granddaughter.
My motivation returned when I saw the speed challenge at the As You See It challenge with a butterfly theme and under 10 minute speed challenge.
My card was completed in 7 minutes and 5 seconds and only took me five days to decide what to make. Butterflies are normally easy for me since they are a reminder of my late mother. I must admit that I did not make the background but did find this gorgeous Recollections Gilded Ink paper pad today at my Michael’s. The die cut to show case the patterned paper background is a Simon Says Stamp Confetti Circle die, the butterfly is also from a Recollections Valentine’s Day stamp & dies set and the sentiment is from Gina K Design’s The Northwoods. I stamped the butterfly on the background paper with VersaFine Clair black ink which was not the greatest choice of inks. Since I had to spend some of my time using my mono eraser to get some smears off my card. Using clear embossing powder could have solved that issue I believe. I added some shine with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen.
Thanks for looking. Hope you are having a great week!!