I spent a little while making cards yesterday – still enamoured with my butterfly cutting die and my Big Shot I used that to make this card for our dear neighbours across the way:
I used some lovely vintage paper that I was sent last year with the cracker swap. I’ve never used it – I think it is too lovely to cut up! – but I finally decided that I really should use it for what it was meant for! I picked out the gold with the butterflies; the bottom part cut from two different gold cards, and the top using some gold recycled wrapping paper.
Inside I wrote:
En 2016 il y aura
- des sourires, pour chasser la tristesse;
- de l’audace, pour que les choses ne restant pas en place;
- de la confiance, pour faire disparaitre les doutes;
- des gourmandises, pour croquer et deguster la vioe;
- du reconfort, pour adoucir les jours difficiles;
- de la generosité, pour se nourrir du plaisir de partager;
- des arcs-en-ciel, pour colorer des idées noires;
- du courage, pour continuer à avancer
which could be translated as:
In 2016 there will be
smiles to dispel sadness;
daring, so that things do not remain in place;
the confidence to make doubts disappear;
delicacies to munch and give life a good taste;
consolation, to alleviate the difficult days;
generosity, to nourish you with the pleasure of sharing;
rainbows, to brighten dark thoughts;
courage to keep moving forward.
The other card also used the butterfly die, and an embossing folder too. It is a beautiful design, which I only seem to use for condolence cards at the moment. I really must use it for something cheerier:
I just used cardstock that I had around. The embossed design was highlighted using a little known technique – brushing it carefully with old eyeshadow that I no longer use! I also used the same shade of eyeshadow to give a little colour around the sentiment.
I like both of thse better than the other card that I showed you earlier in the week with butterflies. I really need to learn that it’s better not just to plonk things on the base card, but to add another layer first!