I videoed the process, watch it here... or on You Tube...
The "birthday" word was stamped directly on the card front and a plain dark blue scrap was used as a mat onto the Bazzill Marshmallow card base.
The butterflies were stamped with Versamark ink direct onto the card front and white heat embossed before being covered with silver foil and run through my laminator.
A final tizzying up with three pale blue sprinkles onto the card around the sentiment and a tiny silver sprinkle being adhered to the head of each of the butterflies and the card is done. I hope she likes it.
I have also revamped "Le Petit Journal" and will send this to her with the card. She journals quite a lot so I hope she gets some use out of it.
Nothing but the cover remains from the original journal. I had been experimenting at the time with different glues, to my cost. But, one lives and learns...if all cheap adhesives were as good as the dear adhesives, there would be no dear adhesives, nes pas? (or more probably there would be no cheap adhesives...)
I even removed the seam binding closure and replaced it with a more workaday hair elastic, same blue but more practical. I find the seam binding loses it's looks way too fast for comfort. If I attach it while I am making the journal, it needs replacing before I give it away...but it does look pretty. I think I may have to work out how I can combine the two, a hair band and a seam binding bow...that way it would be meerly decorative and would not get damaged by the usual wear and tear.
Tim has finally heard back regarding his sleep apnoea test results. (I have a photo of him all wired up for the night, but I am totally forbidden, on pain of death, to post it! Men are so vain). He has an appointment tomorrow morning.
It will be interesting to find out what next in this process...I am just amazed we are at this point...it has taken me so many weary, sleepless nights/years to get him to begin to take some steps in his own health care in this regard...
Well, that's it from me, bye for now,