I don't know if I'm more excited to share today's card with you because it's a beautiful new stamp set that I'm loving, or because of the surprisingly beautiful color combination! You might recall that last Friday I shared this Fall Foliage wreath card with you that was inspired by Davina's September Mood Board. I was very skeptical about the crushed curry, blush pink, mint and teal colors, but pleasantly surprised with the end result! So much so, in fact that I wanted to create another card using these same colors.
Here is the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Mood Board that inspired me:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut the largest die from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder on the lower left corner of this white cardstock. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the butterflies twice in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. I colored in the butterflies using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink markers and then die cut them using the coordinating Confetti Cuts dies. Lastly, I added the butterflies to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
Here is the Butterfly Blossoms stamp set and coordinating Confetti Cuts dies from Reverse Confetti (available through Butterfly Reflections, Ink):
I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hi friends and happy Fri-YAY! I hope you have fun (and cool) plans for the weekend ahead considering it will be 10,000 degrees outside here in Massachusetts! Okay, maybe I added two extra zero's on that temperature, but you get it, it's gonna be H-O-T hot! I have a craft room with central air calling my name!
Yesterday I shared with you how to create a beach scene with two different color layering stamp sets from Hero Arts. Today we are going to focus on just those beautiful color layering clouds from the Color Layering Sea and Sky stamp set that I used to create a sympathy card.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Basic Gray cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitches Nesting Rectangles, I cut the largest rectangle from Balmy Blue cardstock. I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray ink. I stamped the raindrops in Balmy Blue ink using the Sunny Studio Stamp called rain showers. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the layering clouds in Balmy Blue ink and Basic Gray ink. I die cut the clouds and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the clouds for added sparkle.
Here is the Color Layering Sea and Sky stamp set and coordinating dies from Hero Arts that I used for today's cards:
Here is the second card I created using the color layering clouds:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. On a 5 " x 3 3/4" sheet of Basic Black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and burst of stars in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I mounted this stamped image onto a piece of Goil Foil paper before adhering it to the card front. On a separate sheet of Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock, I stamped the layering clouds in both Smoky Slate ink and Basic Gray ink. I die cut the clouds and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the clouds for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing different ways to use this stamp set, both to create a serene beach scene and a peaceful sympathy card. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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If you were to ask me what was the most profound card or paper creation I have ever designed was, I would tell you without a doubt, my wedding invitations. Yes, I handmade my OWN wedding invitations. All 150 of them. Plus, all the save the date cards, RSVP cards, table seating cards, etc. It was no easy task considering I was the bride, but it made the momentous occasion even more special to me.
Today I am sharing another very special card I designed to thank friends and family for the support we received following the recent passing of my mother-in-law. Honestly, I had debated about ordering funeral acknowledgement cards versus creating them myself because I was feeling significantly overwhelmed with
the idea of having to make so many cards. And, would I be able to finish without flooding my paper in monsoons of tears? But, in the end, I am so pleased that I spent the time creating these cards because I
added something to them that no commercial printer could ever reproduce
- and that is love.
I drafted the wording of these cards on a simple Microsoft Word document. I printed them on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and cut the stitched rectangle using the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die. I heat embossed the cherry blossoms in gold embossing powder and then ran the entire sheet of cardstock through my Big Shot using the Stampin' UP! Subtle texturized embossing folder to give the cardstock a slightly textured look. I die cut the mat from Berry Burst cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies.
Barbara's favorite color was pink and this raspberry pink color (Stampin' UP's! Berry Burst) reminds me of one of the velour track suits she loved to wear so often.
This close-up photo details the gold embossing on the cherry blossoms:
Thanks for visiting and sharing in this very sentimental creation with me today.
Hello friends and happy Monday! Welcome back from the weekend! I hope all you mother's out there spent a day being celebrated, thanked and cherished for the special women that you are. My mom is my best friend and I am so grateful for her every single day.
On Friday I mentioned that I was going to take a break from painting over the weekend and spend it in my craft room, but, unfortunately that didn't happen. You see, I only had one bedroom left to paint and I just wanted to be done with this whole $#@#$*& project, so, instead of spending the weekend crafting as I had hoped, I painted. And primed. And taped. And cleaned. And then, I finally put my house back together again. But, I am happy to say that that project is finally done! In four weeks and one day I have painted our entire house - bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, two bathrooms, stairwells, hallways, baseboards and ceilings! I N-E-V-E-R want to see a paintbrush again! While I am utterly exhausted, I couldn't feel more proud and accomplished for completing this massive project. I am also beyond ready to return to a "normal routine" where my evenings are spent in my craft room and NOT at Home Depot!
Today's card will be the last of my "I made this month's ago" cards because I hope to be back in my craft room very soon sharing fresh new ideas and products with you. I have recently purchased some of the latest spring release stamp sets from Altenew and I can't wait to try them!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Nesting dies, I cut the first layer from Blueberry Bushel cardstock. I cut a 5 " x 3 3/4" piece of Kirkland Signature Glossy Photo paper to create the alcohol ink background on. *Note - to say yourself some money, purchase a ream of this glossy paper (found on Amazon!) in lieu of the uber expensive Yupo polysynthetic paper. I promise you will see the same results! Using the Tim Holtz ink blower and isopropyl rubbing alcohol, I created the background using Ranger Alcohol Ink in Celestial and Patina. I die cut the outline of the "thinking of you" in Blueberry Bushel cardstock and the words in white cardstock. I heat embossed the "sharing in your sorrow" sentiment in white embossing powder on Blueberry Bushel cardstock and added it to the middle of the sentiment using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I placed some clear rhinestones randomly on the card for added sparkle.
*For more information on creating alcohol ink backgrounds, please refer to YouTube, specifically any of the amazing videos produced by Jennifer McGuire.
For more details on creating beautiful backgrounds with alcohol inks, please check out the abundant videos on YouTube, specifically any of those created by the amazing Jennifer McGuire!
Here are the layering "Thinking of You" dies from Honey Bee stamps that I used to create this card:
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