Some time ago, I received an awesome Votive Card swap from Katrina Merryman with my PSCubed group. She and I have never met, but have known each other online for probably 5 years. THIS convention I FINALLY got to meet Katrina in person! Oh what fun! We had sent each other photos of ourselves in case we would run into each other. I was leaving a restaurant and saw a gal that looked like the photo. I asked her if she was Kat and introduced myself. She SQUEALED and we started hugging! So much fun to meet up with her! Unfortunately we didn’t get a lot of time to talk, but I did run into her many times during the Convention. It is great to put a face with a name.
Pat over at Technique Junkies featured Katrina’s Votive Card in this month’s August/September 2008 Newsletter. If you don’t subscribe, this card ALONE is worth the subscription price! Pat over at Technique Junkies also has a preorder of her 6th year CD going on! Make sure you check it out…it has over 85 techniques on it!
I made up a couple samples for the Newsletter, but this one I made up for a couple swap friends. I think I already mentioned my Fab 4 Swap group, Mary, Liz and Julie. This was the 3D item I made for them! I included a little battery operated tealight that flickers thru the vellum when it is turned on.
The base of this Votive Card is Riding Hood Red cardstock and I used layers of different Bella Rose designer papers to decorate the outside of each panel. I stamped the butterflies with Basic Brown ink on the vellum.
I did use a couple punches, the 5 Petal Punch, Scallop Circle Punch and a new designer button to decorate the front. I was happy that the gingham ribbons didn’t retire, their narrow width makes it easy to feed thru the button holes. Inside I stamped the Dreams Image from Dreams du Jour with Basic Brown, colored it with my blender pen and the ink pads and layered it on two Round Tab punches to make a circle out of the Chocolate Chip cardstock. I finished with a few Ruby Red mini brads and cut out a small Butterfly for the back. I love how these turned out!