Alright! I am off to a good start (although I guess it is cheating a little to have started before the surgery). This is the first card I have made using papers / materials from my scrap box.
The butterfly is from one of the Polka Doodles CD Roms, and technically that is also something to 'use up' as it is from a stack of digis I printed off and just hadn't got to coloring yet. In fact, I still didn't get to coloring it. My friend Ines did the coloring of this butterfly - using pro markers of course!
I took bits from my scraps box and roughed them up with a bit of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The embossed swirl paper was also from my scraps box. I used that for the top 'banner' and for the small punched butterflies. It was from a piece of card that I was goofing around with when I first started paper crafting and was showing a friend of mine my new crafting goodies (like my Cuttlebug, Woodware paper trimmer and gold sparkle spray). Goes to show I really am a pack rat!
This card is a bit differently styled compared to my 'normal' stuff, but as I am feeling torn between distressed and hopeful with my upcoming surgery, I guess this card is the perfect representation of that! In any event...I hope you like it.
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