This card started with another card idea from the March Cricut magazine (I love the Northridge publications!). Juliana Michaels has a stunning card on page 61...and I really tried to do something very similar...I love her butterfly focal point. And the pop of orange...brilliant! I don't remember how many butterflies I cut...one out of every paper I own maybe? Nothing was working with the paper that I chose for the background...(it was another one of the pieces of paper I bought and found out it was haunted-- see the second post down about the red polka dot paper). I could not make this My Mind's Eye paper do anything! Until this card design...I saw this design and instantly knew it would be perfect! But then I couldn't get anything else to work. Don't you hate that! So I gave up on the butterfly idea, and that's when I got this idea:
The black polka dot paper is the backside of the kraft and glitter paper. It is MME Lost and Found II. Beautiful...impossible...hauntingly lovely. I had to do something with it! The Eiffel tower cut is from the Wall Decor and More cartridge. The green heart border is Authentique paper, the cut is from Lacy Labels. The heart is from the same cartridge with Echo Park paper (A Boy's Life line). The flower was cut from my fav cartridge, Art Philosophy, and glimmer misted to the lovely shade of Viva Pink. I had to print the saying on my printer...it had to be French! I think this would be a great anniversary card, maybe for my parents, if the scrapbook store doesn't want it (I've been trying to do something with this paper for a little too long!). I am really happy with the way it turned out. And this piece of paper can RIP (rest in peace)!
Now I can see the need for black dimensional foam...live and learn!