The second new thing for me is the design - this is a rocker card, the first I've made. I started with a 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 base; I drew the curve using a dinner plate, and tapered the sides on the radii. If you look closely, you can see I used the same butterfly with pale purple ink on the background - it gives a feeling of movement. Speaking of movement, it was hard taking this photo in my backyard, because every time the wind blew, the card started rocking! You'll notice I stamped the envelope, too - this card fits perfectly in a normal invitation envelope.
I'd also like to point out the sentiment - I can't think of anything scarier than handwriting a sentiment on a card! Jewish sentiments are so hard to find. Glitter pens don't often show well, so I first wrote it with marker, then colored over it with glitter pen. I think that making this card was a great way to start the new year!
Does this post look familiar to you? It's on the SweetStamps blog - I'm a guest designer this month! This card fits the Butterfly challenge they are having this week!
Anyway, I can't make a card without entering it in a few challenges:
- Flutterby Wednesdays - anything with a butterfly
- The House that Stamps Built - no squares
- Rhedd and Rosie's - something for a lady
- Our Daily Bread Designs - one layer card
- Use It Tuesday - Use a supply you bought just because everyone else had it (Tombow markers - I didn't need more markers but I really do like them better than my LaPlumes)