Beautiful Day Birthday Butterfly
Hi Stampers. For today’s card I am showing you another card using Brusho Crystal Colours. It took me a while to warm up to these (I don’t like messy things). But, once I got the hang of it, I just couldn’t stop playing with the Brusho crystals. You can get so many different effects with them.
This card started with a Daffodil Delight card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Using the Beautiful Day stamp set, I stamped the butterfly and the sentiment on 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of watercolor paper with Versamark ink. I then used White stampin’ emboss and my heat tool to heat emboss it. This gave me “edges” to hold in the water when I water-colored. The heat embossing also has a resist technique, so none of the color will stick to it.
Stampin’ Tip: Before I painted this, I used the Aqua Painter to add a little water to the back side of the paper, to help prevent warping. You can also use painters tape to tape the card stock down to keep it flat while painting. It can then be dried with the heat tool on the low setting. If all else fails and it still curls, place heavy books onto of the paper overnight.
A paint pallet from the dollar store was very helpful in mixing the colors, although I have done it on the top of a clear block too. It only takes a very, very small amount of the crystals and a little water to make the colors to paint with. I added the water and painted with the Aqua Painters. Yellow, Orange and Red were used to create this look. For the bottom edge, I put the brush at the edge of the butterfly and dragged towards the edge.
For the inside of the card I stamped the butterfly off the edge on the upper left and lower right corner of a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White CS with Daffodil Delight ink. I then colored it with the Calypso Coral (light and dark) and the Daffodil Delight (dark) Stampin’ Blends.
Speaking of Stampin’ Blends – these have been super popular and stock is running low and backorders are happening. If you want to order them – DO IT NOW! As of this Friday (March 23rd, at noon (MT), they will be un-orderable until approximately the end of May while they build up their inventory again in anticipation of the new annual catalog. I am wishing for more colors to be added to the Stampin’ Blends line in that new annual catalog! Fingers crossed.
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Last Weeks of Sale-A-Bration
Hi Stampers. I hope you have enjoyed this years Sale-A-Bration as much as I have. Stampin’ Up! has had some amazing FREE products – they have had not one, not two, but THREE releases! This has kept things exciting by continuing to add choices for you to choose from. My card features 3 of the choices offered to you as a FREE Sale-A-Bration item: The Celebrate You thinlit dies, the Amazing You stamp set and the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper.
This card started with a Basic Black card base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Next I used a piece of our Springtime Foils DSP (free item for SAB) and cut it to 5 1/4″ x 4″. This paper is BEAUTIFUL! Next I cut a scalloped circle of Silver Foil and a slightly smaller circle of Whisper White CS using the Layering Circles Framelit Dies.
One the Whisper White circle, I stamped “You are simply” from the Amazing You stamp set (free item for SAB) in memento black ink. The circles were then adhered to the card front.
Stampin’ Tip: For the next step, I cut a piece of Basic Black CS 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and then cut a piece of the Sizzix Adhesive Sheet the same size. I adhered on e side of the adhesive sheet to the CS and then used the “amazing” die from the Celebrate You thinlit dies (free item for SAB). Then, when I ran this through the big shot with the die, the word already had adhesive backing on it, the perfect size. All I had to do was peel off the backing and stick it to my card. Amzaing stuff! It can easily be missed in the catalog. It’s on page 203 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.
For the interior of the card I used more stamps from the Amazing You stamp set and stamped in Memento Black ink onto a 5″ x 3 3/4″ pieces of Whisper White CS.
These are some great products that you can earn for FREE, but only for a few more weeks. This sale ends on March 31st.
Follow along on the blog hop to get more ideas for these FREE products offered during 2018 Sale-A-Bration!
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Easter Blog Hop
Hi Stampers. Are you ready for Easter? It’s coming up FAST! Today’s blog hop should give you some ideas of creative Easter ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. I hope you can find inspiration here.
In looking for a stamp set to make an Easter card this year, I found that I did not have a current Easter set from Stampin’ Up! Therefore, it was time to improvise! I had seen on Pinterest that someone (of course now I can’t find it) had used the Sweet Little Something stamp set mixed with the Picnic With You Bundle to create a bunny in an Easter basket. So, I decided to give it a try.
My card starts with a Soft Sky card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I then sponged some clouds in Soft Sky ink onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White. For another card I had used the grass die from the Picnic Basket Builder Framelit Dies to cut grass out of Garden Green CS. It occurred to me that if I turned the leftover piece upside down, it still looked like grass. I adhered the grass to the Whisper White layer and trimmed off the excess and adhered it to the card front.
The basket was stamped onto Whisper White CS with Soft Suede ink and die cut with the coordinating die on the Big Shot. I used the Layering Ovals framelit dies to cut an oval out of Soft Suede CS and then used a smaller oval from the same set to cut a smaller oval out of the middle of the first one. I matched the ovals to the picnic basket and attached it with Mini Glue Dots and cut off the bottom part of the oval, making this the handle to the basket. The bunny was stamped using Crumb Cake ink for all 3 layers and cut it out with my paper snips. I adhered the bunny to the basket and then the bunny in the basket was glued to the card front.
On the inside of the card I used a 4″ x 5 1/2″ layer of Whisper White CS. The sentiment and flowers (from the bunny set) were stamped in Memento Black ink. The “barrel of apples” (from the picnic set) was stamped in Soft Suede ink in the lower left corner. I use a Soft Suede marker to color in the stems of the apples to make them disappear. You can use the Stampin’ Blends (or the Stampin’ Write Markers) to color in the apples to look like Easter eggs. The flower petals were then colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend marker. The butterfly stamp (from the picnic set) was inked with Stampin’ Write makers and stamped in the upper right corner. There you have it – an Easter card.
This card is one of three designs that I will be featuring in my Easter Card Class in Twin Falls, ID on Thursday, March 22nd. This class is also offered as a Class To Go. For the Class To Go, I send you the cardstock all pre-cut and ready to go, along with PDF instructions. Ready for you to stamp and assemble with your own stamps and ink. Anything you may need to finish these cards can be purchased in my online store.
There are many more project on the hop for you to enjoy, just follow along using the list below.
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National Craft Month Blog Hop
Hi Stampers. Did you know that March is “National Craft Month”? What a great excuse to get crafty! This blog hop is full of great ideas using Stampin’ Up! Products. My card is made using Stampin’ Up! Petal Palette and the Falling Leaves Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
The card started with a Thick Whisper White card stock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I used the Big Shot and the Falling Leaves Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Daffodil Delight card stock. The Daffodil Delight layer was attached with snail adhesive. Petal Palette stamp set has a coordinating framelits set – Birds & Blooms Thinlit Dies. Whisper White card stock was used to cut out the branch of leaves and placed that on the card front towards the top. On the lower part of the card I placed 1/2 of a doily and I used the fancy die to cut out Calypso Coral card stock to place on top of the doily.
Congratulations was stamped in Daffodil Delight ink onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock and cut out with the frame die. The bird was stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with the Daffodil Delight stampin’ blends.
I wanted a little something on the inside, so I used the leaves stamp and Garden Green ink in the upper left and lower right corner. I stamped the dots in Daffodil Delight ink.
If you are inspired to make this card (or one similar), I have listed the supplies used below. You can purchase any of these items just click on the link and you will be taken to my online store where you can shop 24/7.
More ideas await you on this hop, just use this list to follow along on the blog hop:
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