Tuesday, April 24, 2018

More Butterflies

OK, here are the left-over butterflies from yesterday's card. The very bottom layer is patterned paper, including the design on the bottom. I embossed the ivory layer with a Darice embossing folder called "Wire Fence." The butterflies are inset into the ivory.

One more card using the butterflies. The light layers are ivory. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Black and Bright Color Swap

I visited with a friend, a neighbor and a fellow stamper last week, and she showed me the cards she had made at a retreat. Lots of cool ideas! I made this card based on one of hers. The butterflies and the sentiment were cut with dies.  I chose my colors because of the color swap in my stamping group. The colors this month are black and a bright color. I cut the pink using the die, too, so of course you'll be seeing a card with pink butterflies real soon:)

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Simple Shapes

The Stampin' Up! set I used for this card is called "Simple Shapes." I only used two of the stamps, though, and I'm calling it good enough! The sentiment is from the set, and all the blocks are done with another. It's hard to see in the picture, but the blocks have different textures and intensities. I matted with matching blue. I managed to get blue speckles on the panel when I was cleaning the stamp, and I loved them! That's why I made the panel go across the entire card:)

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Watercolor Garden - #1 and #2

Making a little more progress on my Stampin' Up! project. Both of these cards are made with the SU! set called "Watercolor Garden." The stamps from the set for this first card are the flower, the bee, the stem, and the leaves. I added Star Dust Stickles to the bees' wings. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. It is mounted on foam squares.
All of the stamps on this card are from the set - the sentiment, the flower, the flower center, the stem, and the leaves. I added Wink of Stella to the flower and the center. I embossed the green panel with a Cuttlebug Anna Griffin folder.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Winter Wonderland - #1 - #4

Another Stampin' Up! set completed, and four more Christmas cards done. That makes 32 so far:)

This set is called "Winter Wonderland." It consists of these four image stamps, plus two very small ones that I didn't use. I used silver embossing powder for all of the images and the sentiment, which is from Papertrey Ink. I matted with shimmery silver paper.


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Thoroughly Thankful


After my long streak of daily blog posts, I've had a dry spell in my stamping room. I finally got back in there yesterday. I had a friend over, and it was such a nice time. Lots of stuff going on in our lives, but I think we're done with craziness for a while:)

I grabbed another stack of Stampin' Up! stamps to continue on my "using them all" project. Seems like I already used this set, but I'm not sure. I do know, however, that I have used most of the stamps in this set, so I'm going to use the ones I'm not sure of. The set is called "Thoroughly Thankful." I simply stamped the stamp, colored with Copics, matted and mounted on foam squares. I stamped the sentiment on the inside. I also added some sparkle to the images with my Wink of Stella pen.

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