I have this card over on the Card A Day Blog today. The theme this week on the blog is "Thinking of you". Unfortunately I have had to make one of these very recently as a very good friend and mentor to me has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. She hadn't met with the surgeon yet when I made this card for her although she has now and goes for her surgery April 4. All positive thoughts, prayers etc would be very much appreciated.
The person I made this for is like a mother to me and is the person that is most responsible for my love of all things crafty. She babysat me after school a couple days a week and we used to pick a craft to explore every month (if we really liked it we explored it longer). We did things like origiami, flower pressing, silk screening, making our own stamps from everything from shoe insoles to erasers (you can see a wedding invitations I made with a stamp I made from an eraser using the technique I learned with her when I was about 10 years old or so here). We are both very similar in that we like to come up with new techniques, perfect it and then move on to the next one. I still enjoy going out to play in her art studio and she enjoys coming to mine now too.
I also brought out my beloved cuttlebug for her (since I have upgraded to the eBosser) at the same time as this card I made for her which I made sure I used embossing on to show her what she could do with the cuttlebug. She does LOTS of dry embossing herself but does it all by hand with a stylus so I really think she will love this new to her tool.
Come back tomorrow to see a Tinkerbell birthday card I made using this same embossing folder... I promise I'll even show you the entire embossing folder on that one. ;)
I used the Close To My Heart watercolour pencils on the embossing to make it pop and one of the clear buttons which you can find in the While Supplies Last section for the center of the large flower. A little bit of glitz glitter gel on the butterfly wings and voila!