For the challenge at 365 cards today the mission is to use our favourite manufacturer for the majority of the card. The paper I have used for this card is a richly flocked one from Laura Ashley. To be honest it's really too grand to be 'backing paper' and so I have used it as a feature in its own right.
The matching plain, deep red is left over from some wedding invitations which I made just before last Christmas. Luckily it is a superb match!
I read the sentiment somewhere or other recently and thought how lovely it was, so I wrote this on my computer. It reads 'Everyone smiles in the same language' . Not wanting to spoil the effect of the paper with another image I decided that a little butterfly would fit the bill. This one, from Cuttlebug die, I cut out twice, the top layer being in vellum. I then embossed that with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and after inking the edges I added a little Glamour Dust. Good old Glamour Dust, it's fab isn't it!!
The border is punched with a Martha Stewart punch and an off cut of the main paper added under the narrow organza ribbon.
I'm pleased, I hope you like it!
PS I have had a query from Helen regarding the fonts on this card. The fancy one is Scriptina and the other is Andalus I believe. I put the separate pieces of text into text boxes with no outline and also transparent, so that I could place the words exactly where I wanted them!