I’m currently curled up on the sofa with what I expect to be a ear infection. I don’t normally get unwell but when I do I am a very stereotypical man who wants all the attention to be on them. Honestly I think I mentioned it to everyone in the office today, at least three times throughout the day. Of course I’m only tell you know so you all feel sorry for me to.
Anyway, onto the real reason you are here; today’s card. This card was inspired by a business card that I came across a business card that uses a very bold floral background. Straight away I thought of the Botanical Butterfly DSP and in particular this piece. Isn’t it amazing, such lovely details can be found in this paper. If you’ve followed me for a while or have gone through my previous posts you’ll know that I struggle to actually use DSP. This isn’t because I don’t like the DSP I just like ‘simple’ cards and sometimes big or bold patterns scare me. Are you the same? I know I’m not alone but a tip would be to start small and work up to larger pieces.
For the sentiment I didn’t just want it to sit on the DSP, I really wanted something just to sit behind it to help stand it off the background a little. I messed around a lot and for those of you who save all the little bit skip to the end/the next paragraph. I was cutting, punching stamping and gluing and in the end it all went in the bin. Solid card stock would just take away from the beautiful DSP, so I knew vellum was the answer. Of course the devil is in detail which is why I punched off the edges. This is such an easy way to create big detail. By just taking the corner of the Everyday Label Punch you can slit your card stock or vellum in this case and punch. Couldn’t be easier. Give it ago!
The video for today’s card is below:
So excited for Thursday post, it’ll be the second OSAT blog hop that I’ll be taking part in and it’s right up my street. The theme is #simplestamping and I love my submission, it took me right back to my university days. You probably won’t understand why but there’s just something about it.
A full list of items used in today’s card are available to purchase below or by contacting me direct: