When I saw this Freshly Made Sketch, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to use my new Spellbinders die cut, Medallion One.
At first I was planning to use metallic gold paper and a dark color, maybe Close to My Heart's New England Ivy or Outdoor Denim, but as it often happens I began to see things differently as I played. Sometimes I forget how much fun it is to work in black and white which requires me to focus strictly on the graphic design. I used a retired stamp set, Universal Backgrounds, to stamp the musical notes on the banner and a Shin Han marker to add antennae to the butterfly. I do not know remember who made the butterfly die cut nor where I bought it. Finally I added a bitty Black Sparkle to the center of the medallion and a larger one to form the head of the butterfly. The sparkles are set to be retired at the end of this month, so stock up while you can. You know I did!
For the inside of the card I used Your Own Kind of Wonderful, one of my favorite sets from the current catalog, along with a sentiment from the Artfully Sent collection:
Thank you for stopping by! Now please check out some more designs at Freshly Made Sketches and, if you are a Close to My Heart fan, I encourage you to consider entering Freshly Made Sketch challenges as it seems to be dominated by fans of another company's products. Let's show folks what Close to My Heart has to offer! Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Black and White Daisy card stock
Ink: Black and a Black Shin Han marker
Stamps: Just to Say (Artfully Sent collection), Your Own Kind of Wonderful, Holiday Tags, Universal Backgrounds (retired)
Embellishments: Black Sparkles (soon to be retired)
Die cuts: Medallion One by Spellbinders. Unknown butterfly die cut