Flowers Are Our Friends

Yet another new technique that I came across in one of my books that I have had forever and am just now actually using. This is a rather simple technique that can yield beautiful results.

Behind my flower cut outs (from Graphically Speaking) is a "woven" page. To create this page I chose three complimentary colors and tore them into strips. I then began weaving them together alternating colors in each direction. Of course after several "weaves" I had to tape down my top edges so that they would stay put while I finished creating the size page I needed.

Once done with the weaving I simply glued my cover page on top of the weave and then adhered to my card front.

The butterfly is from the cut and emboss folder for the cuttlebug. I cut the butterfly out twice so that I could layer and pop dot for dimension. The embossed buterfly was also inked lightly to help bring out the embossing.

The sentiment for this card reads:

In joy or sadness.... are our constant friends

-Kazuko Okakura