with that.......I present month 3 of Arlyn's card kit swap with kit provided by Katie:
the first card I made felt rather old lady and hodge podge, but I like how it turned out. very delicate feeling between the scalloped edge, ribbon, and die cut butterfly (leftover from another project). I also added the "love" alphabets......old Junkitz thankyouverymuch!
this is actually the last card I made. used both sides of the leftover blue computer card patterned paper along with some adorable pink velvet ric rac. I added the American Craft Thickers but the brads were in the kit. I like how it is both simple and colorful at the same time.
Katie included a premade card that looked similar to the Heidi Swapp journaling squares from years ago. there was no way I was going to cover up all that lovely outlining! so I centered a piece of the patterned paper in the center and centered a double layered flower in the middle of that using the big rhinestone brad Katie included in the kit. I tea-dyed the bakers twine she included to cut the brightness of the pink and make it match the paper better. I also added something after posting the original photo of the card. can you tell what it was? it's the rub ons around the outside. it didn't look bland in real life but the photos highlighted how much space was around the flower.
one more month of our card swap! can't wait to see what Leslie has in store for us!