I made this card for a Background Card Swap. I used an embossing folder that has a bird sitting on the tip of some grass. I used my Cuttlebug embossing machine to do it. The card base is a gray blue. I added the lavender band for some color. The white punched circle strip was done with a EK Success border punch. I had some trouble using the punch. Then the butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch, popped up with foam tape and pearl stickers in the middle of them. Added the blue rhinestone stickers on the bottom to finish off the card.
I received the next 3 cards from a swap called "Four Legged Animals". This was a huge swap, 29 categories with over 200 people participating. I signed up in the hedgehog category. The cards I received are really adorable. I love all three of them.
I used my new card holder to prop the cards up. I have been looking for something to hold my card when we do our Shoebox swaps. I saw several web sites that had place card holders. I found a shop on Etsy that had these clay figures. So I ordered a lady bug and a ladybug with flowers on a leaf. I got them and was so disappointed. They were too small to use...the card just toppled over. I sent an email to the lady I bought them from and long story short...she designed this one especially for me. I didn't read the descriptions very well on the first two...I was totally frustrated with myself. The leaf is a little larger with a larger clothespin on the back that holds the card. On the leaf are sitting 2 adorable ladybugs and 2 flowers. I love them...and as you can see, it works fine.