Thursday, September 28, 2017

Flourishing Phrases

The base on this pretty card is Mint Macaron card stock, with a mat of Sweet Sugarplum and a top layer of Whisper White. The two flag-ended panels are the left are from Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper and the ribbon is Sweet Sugarplum.  

The lovely flourish piece is die-cut out of Mint Macaron from the Flourish Framelits that coordinate with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  Then the two blossoms were run through again in Blushing Bride and adhered.  

"Just a Note" is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink from the Flourishing Phrases set, which has several other lovely sentiments for birthday, thank you, sympathy, wedding and caring.

Thanks for looking,


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sunshine Sayings

Not too hard, but simply sweet.  The base is Whisper White, with a mat of Real Red and White hearts Designer Series Paper, a smaller black mat, set at an angle (off-center images are all the rage right now).

Add a white panel with a die-cut red heart from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits and "Love" is die-cut from the same Sunshine Wishes Framelits set.

Black, white and red ... very striking.

Same design, different colored panels, but equally striking.

And here is the same design in a less traditional Black, White and Calypso Coral.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Painter's Palette

This randomly stamped card is just too much fun.

The stamp set, Painter's Palette, sets the stage for this one. It has the easel image and lots of friendship and birthday sentiment with artsy references and it has the brushstrokes and the paint splatter images. All are fun to execute.  

The base is Whisper White, with a mat of Peekaboo Peach and a top layer of Whisper White. On the left side, there is a panel of Designer Paper from Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, mounted on a panel of Sweet Sugarplum and wrapped with coordinating ribbon of Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.

The rest of the Whisper White is randomly stamped with the brushstrokes and paint droplets in the coordinating colors of ink. 

The easel is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and the Layering Squares Framelits are used to cut the center out. Then the center piece that is cut out is decorated with more paint splatters and brushstrokes in the coordinating inks and the sentiment in black.

Thanks for looking,


Friday, March 10, 2017

Birthday Blast

When the lovely color Mint Macaron retires in June, I will really miss it. I seem to be using a lot of it in several different ways.

This card has a base of Mint Macaron, with a mat of Designer Series Paper with diagonal stripes from It's My Party Designer Series Paper Pack.  The same Designer Paper pack also has the balloon paper, which is a 3-1/4 x 3-1/4" square cut to make the birthday "present."  
Wrap around the "present" some 1/8" Taffeta ribbon in Melon Mambo, add the Melon Mambo starburst topper from the Starburst Blast Framelits that coordinate with the Birthday Blast stamp set and you have a wonderful birthday treat for a card.

When the Starburst is die cut, there are 5 stars that drop out.  Don't throw those out. They can be used to decorate the inside of your card.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Washi Tape Valentine

Here is an excellent way to use up some Washi Tape. A little goes a long way and there always seems to be lots of Washi Tape left over.

These are two examples of Valentine cards made with Washi Tape. The outline and frame are adjacent sizes of the framelit die-cuts from the Sweet & Sassy Hearts Framelits.  

Take a mat, in this case, Blushing Bride and cut the heart out of the middle with the smaller of two nesting framelits.  Then it can be embossed with Hearts (left) or Falling Petals (right). Set aside.  

With the heart piece that was cut out, adhere it to the white card base and begin applying the Washi Tape over the attached heart. There are two reasons for doing this:  1) you will know exactly how far to extend the Washi Tape without going too far or not far enough; 2) the pink heart underneath the Washi will seep through the very sheer Washi and make everything coordinate with the mat of the card.

With a piece of Whisper White or Smoky Slate (if you have used gray Washi, this is a lovely blended combo), cut another small framelit out of the same heart used to cut the Blushing Bride panel. Once cut, put the next larger framelit over the opening and you can see where to center it over the smaller opening.  Die-cut the larger one and what comes out is a frame, perfect for finishing off your heart. Add a little bow and a little sentiment.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Happy Scenes

Love, LOVE, LOVE this window framelit.  The Happy Scenes stamp set comes with this Fall scene, a scene with a barren tree and 3 little birds and a scene with 3 fir trees in snow, along with a myriad of other sentiments:  "Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow."; "Happy Winter"; "Deck the Halls"; "Thinking of you with a grateful heart"; Season's Greetings"; "Celebrate the Season"; "PEACE"; "NOEL"; "BOO" and "Wishing you a Happy Halloween."  

Additionally, there are tiny snowflakes, tiny dots and a tiny spider web, complete with a spider.

Can you say VERSATILE???  Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas, all rolled into one stamp set and with the adorable window and window sill die cuts from the Hearth & Home Thinlets Die set, what could be easier or cuter?

As for the outdoor scene, I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and used a sponge with some Soft Sky ink to color the sky and Pear Pizzazz ink to color the grassy knoll.  A little marker in Chocolate Chip colored the tree trunk and a few leaves. Tangerine Tango Marker colored the pumpkins and a few leaves and Cajun Craze colored the rest of the leaves.  

The designer papers pull all the colors together, even though the top pattern is retired and the bottom dark green is not Stampin' Up.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Father's Day / Masculine Birthday Offerings

The focal point on this card is from the stamp set 

Going Global and the coordinating Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The three "banner" flags are from the also coordinating Designer Paper Stack, Going Places.  The sentiment is from the same Going Global stamp set. 

The colors used are Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black.  

Nothing fancy, just showing the magnitude of your love.

What could be nicer than call Dad/hubby/ brother/uncle/son a "classic"?  This Model T image and matching sentiment come in a stamp set called Guy Greetings. The images there are perfect for so many guy occasions.

The trees "behind" the car are from Lovely As A Tree - an old standard itself that has been around for about 10 years, but one which I hope never goes away.  

Making the trees look like they are behind the car utilizes a technique called "masking". First, stamp the car on a plain piece of paper (not card stock, just plain paper). That is your "mask." Then, cut it out very close to the image lines. Then stamp your car image on the card stock. Place the mask over the stamped card stock image and then stamp the row of trees right over the mask.  The mask keeps the trees from showing up through the body of the car.  But you must stamp your front image first.

Colors used are Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla Card Stocks and Pear Pizzazz, Archival Black and Crumb Cake Inks, with a little Soft Suede Marker coloring the tree trunks.

Love this little bi-plane image. The mottled sky is a Designer Paper called Perfectly Artistic.  The bi-plane is from a set called The Sky Is the Limit. Both were free offerings with a qualifying order during the Sale-A-Bration sale from January-March. The plane is fussy-cut and mounted to pop with Dimensionals.  An additional propeller was cut and added with a Mini-Brad. The clouds and heart contrail images were stamped with Smoky Slate Ink.

This tall and proud giraffe is partially Iris-folded (the body) and partially just paper-folded (the neck).  His neutral colors make him a good male card for any occasion.

An Iris-folded Lion, King of the Jungle, with his beautiful gold mane, is the perfect king of the family card for Dad. 

The paper-folded Trout is appropriate for any guy card.

May all the Dads out there enjoy this special day with loved ones nearby and may joy and laughter abound.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mother's Day/ Feminine Birthday Offerings

This lovely card is made using the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and the coordinating die-cut Framelits. The colors used are Blushing Bride and Rose Red.

I die-cut the roses, then swapped the inside pieces with each of the colors.  So the inside (normally scraps) are inserted into the openings in the other color and vice versa.  The same technique was used with the leaves.  

Can you tell I love jigsaw puzzles?

The left margin was die-cut with a framelit from Botanical Gardens Framelits under which was placed a contrasting piece of Designer Paper that pulled both the pink colors together.

Here's another from the same Rose Wonder stamp set, using the same Rose Garden Die-cutting Framelits. On this card, the much larger rose with leaves attached from the set was die-cut out of Gold Foil and the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green leaves were adhered underneath. 

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment - which could easily have been "Happy Mother's Day" was stamped on Whisper White and free-hand fussy-cut around the letters.  Not much room there to make a rectangled or ovaled sentiment, so fussy-cut is the way to go.

Lilies are always gorgeous - whether for Easter, for sympathy, for a feminine birthday, get well or Mother's Day.  These lilies are from the Remarkable You stamp set, stamped with Archival Black Ink on Shimmery White Card Stock (hard to see the shimmer here).  Then the inner part of the petals is colored with an Aqua-Painter and the stamen is colored with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in Gold.    

You will notice this is a center-fold or gate-fold card, with both panels matted in Hello Honey Card Stock that had been embossed with an all-over floral embossing folder and both panels then opening to an inside center sentiment.

A small strip of Gold Glimmer Paper on the left side adds just enough elegance to make this card special.

This card uses the Botanical Garden Stamp Set and the coordinating Framelits.  The colors are Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush.  The Designer Paper on the right margin pulls all the colors together.  Notice the Strawberry Slush focal point flower and how the inner petals appear to "pop up".  The framelit cuts them so they really do pop up!

While this sentiment reads "Thank You," it could just as easily have been a pretty Mother's Day card with a different sentiment.

There's nothing like a pretty Iris-folded card to make any occasion special.  

Working on the backside and following a radiating pattern, layers are placed in such a way to make the finished image resemble the iris of a camera lens.

And an Iris-folded Sun to show Mom she is the center of your universe.

This pattern uses 5 colors and it's always fun to intersperse patterned paper with solid colors.  Of the 5 little flower groupings below, the far left, middle and far right are stamped right on the card stock with the sun. The 2nd & 4th flower groupings are stamped separately, fussy-cut and popped up with foam Dimensionals.  All the flowers and leaves are hand-colored with Markers.

May all the Moms out there enjoy a happy day of joy and laughter, surrounded by those you love!

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lighthearted Leaves - 2

The lovely and elegant Lighthearted Leaves is being displayed again here.  Even though, there was an urge to color each of the tiny sections of these leaves with colorful markers, I decided to go simple.

Stamping the leaves in VersaMark and hot-embossing with Gold Embossing Powder on Sahara Sand and Basic Black seemed to work for me.  I actually stamped the first leaf in VersaMark right on the large top-half of the panel, hot embossed it and then used the coordinating Leaflets Framelits to die-cut it.  I stamped the same leaf in VersaMark on Sahara Sand, hot embossed and die cut it as well.  Then I inserted the Sahara Sand leaf into the negative space left from the die cut black leaf.  It fit perfectly!

The black leaf is then popped up with Dimensionals.  The bottom half of the page is Designer Paper.  The woodgrain pattern is from Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper (DSP).  This tiny print pattern to the right is from Timeless Elegance DSP. Both are lovely, in my view.

The sentiment is from the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. Inside can be anything from a blank for your own hand-written message to Thinking of You, Get Well, even a Fall Birthday would work.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, March 4, 2016

Birthday Blossoms

Love these "connected" flowers.  Don't you think they should be climbing down a brick wall?    

The flowers are from the stamp set, Birthday Blossoms and were stamped twice to get the length in Memento Tuxedo Black and water colored with Aqua-Painters and Rose Red Ink to get the variations in coloration. The centers of each flower were dotted with a Daffodil Delight Marker

THEN (and only then) is the page embossed with the Brick Embossing Folder, after all the stamping and painting is done.  Using a soft sponge, the bricks were lightly scuffed with a dark brown ink to make them pop off the page.

Using contrasting Wild Wasabi card stock and a designer paper with the same colors (Rose Red, Wild Wasabi) the label and flag-ended accents were created. The label was made using the new Tags & Label Framelits, which is a wonderful set for layering.

This sentiment, "the best day ever" is from the same stamp set, Birthday Blossoms, which also includes a larger single flower and a large pair of leaves, and "celebrate you", "have a beautiful birthday", "a day all about you" and "happy birthday."  Truly a sweet and useful birthday set.

A pair of tiny flowers was fussy-cut for the upper left of the label to pull it all together.  

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Over the Rainbow

"Keep looking up... there may be a RAINBOW waiting for you."  This is just one of the several sentiments in the new set, Over the Rainbow.

Other sentiments are "God gives us RAINBOWS to remind us of hope", "You are the GOLD at the end of the RAINBOW", "You are my sunshine", "Good Luck!" and "The sky's the limit."  So much one can do with those beautiful phrases, the bold word RAINBOW, the sun image and the streak image that I carefully colored with markers to create the rainbow. My 8th Grade Biology teacher would be proud that I remembered rainbow order:  red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet (ROY G BIV).  I used Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant.

It seemed a little plain when I was done, so I adorned the bold RAINBOW with Two-Way Glue Pen and added gold glitter to the letters.  It looked like just the right amount of bling to me.

This card is suitable for a Get Well, Cheer Up, Thinking of You, or even a Birthday could work.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Christmas Cards, 2015

This past year, I began held Christmas card-making classes June through November.  Each, on a Saturday, we gathered and made two each of two different designs.

In June, we made two of this sweet card with mini-images of an ornament, a tree and a star.  Each aperture was backed with glittery glimmer paper for the maximum blink effect.

We also made two of this snowflake card to the right.

The base is a navy, with a contrasting layer of Bermuda Bay and then a layer of white, which was randomly stamped with snowflakes in varying sizes, shapes and colors. Hard to see here, but an additional layer of vellum, which had a few random snowflakes stamped on it, lent the impression that some snowflakes were far and some nearer.

The focal point is a metallic blue card stock, in a scalloped circle with the large snowflake hot embossed in white and a rhinestone center.  Note the silver metal snowflake charm that adorns the ribbon.

In July, we made this Christmas "bauble", which was hot embossed in gold and hand-colored with markers to march the coordinating design paper strips.

Note the holly leaves pop out from the die-cut circle and the gold thread peeks out from under that layer in random fashion.  The random fine strands of thread just appearing from behind another layer is all the rage in cards right now.

This wreath was stamped first in the lighter shade of green. Then a coordinating stamp with just the few leaves was stamped in the darker green and a third stamp with just the berries was stamped in Cherry Cobbler. The wreath and the bow were die-but and accents of Cherry Cobbler glitter glue added some appropriate bling.  The "Joy" was die-cut and made just the right addition to this card without being ostentatious.

 In August everyone made one of each of these (the trees and the sled) and two of the snowflake tri-fold below.  Both the trees and the sled were water-colored.

This tri-fold snowflake card was interesting to make and I'm quite sure interesting for the recipient to open.  See the opened card.

Note the indigo designer paper strips that accent the Silver Glimmer Paper on both front vertical edges.

.....and a partridge in a pear tree....

The tree image was hot-embossed in gold and colored with markers.

Then a layer of shiny lacquer on the partridge and each little pear help "polish" the key focal points.

I like the non-traditional Christmas color of a metallic peach card base.

This and the silver card below were in the September class.

Classic silver and white make this card quietly stunning.

The tree and the greeting are hot-embossed in silver on a silver metallic card stock background and three designer paper banners in white and silver.

Difficult to see, but there are tiny rhinestone accents on the tree image where the flourishes end in snowflake bursts.

Simple, but elegant.

October class:  This Christmas cardinal brings happy Christmas wishes and the blue shaker card below.

Olive green branches, tipped in red berries contrast this cardinal, which has been made with two-step stamping to provide lovely shading and then a layer of shiny lacquer in streaks over the feathers for texture.

The cardinal is then cut out and popped up to make him really 3-D.

Note, the envelope is lined in the same red paper.

Magnificent shaker card - always a treat to open!

The single window die-cut has been expanded to be double, capturing the moonlight, the trees (close up and in the distance) and the beautiful shaker sequins and beads inside the window frame. The picture doesn't quite do it justice. This is too elegant for words.

In November we made the ornaments you see to the right and the wreath/inside hearth card below.

Using intricate die-cuts to cut these ornaments, we just backed them with alternate shiny foil paper.   Featured here are the silver, gold and red foil paper and the red glimmer paper.

This wreath on the wooden door opens to reveal the hearth inside.  Makes you just want to kick off your shoes and relax in front of the fireplace, doesn't it?

My advanced classes created this ornament out of 1/2 of the thin lucite ornament shells available everywhere.

The white base is the largest circle from the circle collection framelits.  Then a smaller circle cuts the navy background, which has been embossed with Softly Falling Embossing Folder and the raised dots colored with a Chalk Marker.  The three other layers are all framelits in a set called Sleigh Ride Edgelits. The tree layer are die cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The village layers is cut from Silver Foil and the horse & sleigh are cut from Gold foil.  Cover with 1/2 of a shallow lucite ornament shell you can find in most stores at holiday time.

I hope you've enjoyed my tour of my Christmas card-making classes this past year.  I'm always "dark" in December so I can prepare for the many classes in the coming year.

Thank you for looking,

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Leaflets Framelits - again!

Love those Leaflets Framelits.  This card basically uses up some of my overstock: in card stock, in Washi Tape, in retired Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Solid brown background mat is embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  There is an oak leaf die-cut from Mossy Meadow Card Stock.  Then a secondary piece of scrap paper is covered in varying colors of Washi Tape, all abutting each (not overlapping) and also die-cut.

An acorn from Acorny Thank You is cut out of retired DSP, with a shiny gold cap for some bling and a coordinating piece of the same DSP is used to make a flag-ended banner.

Quick and easy.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Among the Branches

Oooooh, spooooooky!

The base is Smoky Slate. The Woodland Textured Embossing Folder is used to emboss the birch trees for the background.

Then, the owl, the ravens and the spooky eyes, which are all part of the Among the Branches stamp set, are stamped directly on the Smoky Slate background in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Also included in the Among the Branches stamp set are a snowflake image, a couple of different hanging ornaments, a branch that looks like it belongs with the embossed branches and three wonderful circular sentiments:  Spooky (shown here), Making Spirits Bright, Autumn Wishes & tasty dishes.

Cut the Spider Web Doily in half and adhere it to the lower right half of the base card.  I stamped the "Spooky" with eyes using Tangerine Tango ink on Whisper White card stock and added Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon (not the right color, but not obviously off to my eyes).

Thanks for looking,


Lighthearted Leaves - 1

This is an interesting card, employing several techniques.

Technique #1:  Take Watercolor Paper and with the Stampin' Spritzer, spritz with a fine mist of water before stamping.

Technique #2:  Using the smallest Acrylic Block (Block A) as a stamp.  Just ink up the block and stamp randomly, while the Watercolor Paper is still wet, which causes the ink to run and bleed and make the geometric squares irregular. Used here is Mint Macaron and Soft Sky.

Allow to dry completely, then stamp with Archival Black Ink an image. In this case, it is the single long stem from Lighthearted Leaves.  

Added here is also a strip of Typeset Designer Paper, which looks like newsprint.

Technique #3:  Add Snail Adhesive or tape runner to the back of one side of the image and randomly (or deliberately) loop the Metallic Gold Thread, so it peeks out from the underside.

Technique #4:  Color the White Perfect Accents any color you wish, by making a mixture of Crystal Effects and the color Ink Refill you wish to color it and using a brush to literally color the White Perfect Accents. Allow to dry thoroughly before adhering to your project.

Any occasion, all occasions, male or female.... just an all-around useful card.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, November 7, 2015

You've Got This

OK, I confess. I have an abundance of the retired colors, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe, and I'm trying to use up that Card Stock.

The base is Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock. There is a mat of Whisper White that has been run through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.  

The new stamp set, called You've Got This, has the lovely flower image you see.  This was stamped on Vellum in VersaMark and hot-embossed with White Embossing Powder. Then, the backside was colored with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Calypso Coral Markers. Allow to dry. 

Stamp the cross-hatch, linen-looking stamp image in Pistachio Pudding Ink on Pistachio Pudding Card Stock.  Adhere the Vellum over it, just applying adhesive to the colored parts or in the corner where the bow hides the adhesive.

I also hot-embossed the sentiment with the focal point flower on the Vellum fussy-cut and popped that and the focal image up with Dimensionals and finished with a tiny knot from the Pistachio Pudding Stretch Ruffled Ribbon.

This is the same card with the Vellum fussy-cut and then adhered to the green background. 

I can't tell which one I like better. 

Which one do you like better?

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sprinkles of Life / Trees

Sprinkles of Life is a most amazing and versatile stamp set. It has trees, clouds, cupcakes and ice cream cones, and stamp images of little birds, apples, sprinkles for the ice cream or the cupcake, cherry on top, all in one set!  And best of all, with every purchase of this set, Stampin' Up will donate to the Ronald McDonald House. 

There is a coordinating Tree Builder Punch that helps punch out most of the images from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.

Whisper White base card, with a mat of Real Red and a smaller mat of Soft Sky Card Stock. Add a hand-cut contoured piece of Cucumber Crush Card Stock for the sloping grass. Trees are stamped with Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock and punched out, using the Tree Builder Punch. Clouds are stamped with Soft Sky on Whisper White and punched out using the Tree Builder Punch. Then tree tops are stamped with Cucumber Crush on Whisper White and apples, leaves, birds are all stamped and punched out with the Tree Builder Punch.

The sentiment can be anything from Get Well, Thinking of You or Happy Birthday.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I Think You're Great!

Just a happy card.  I enjoy employing this "sunburst" technique when I have Designer Series Paper (DSP) to use up.  Cut the DSP into 1-1/4 x 6" strips.  Then cut again diagonally, so you have lots of very long, thin pie-shaped pieces.  

Using a piece of plain white paper, I add adhesive all the way around the edges and a few places in the middle.  Then I begin laying down the pie-shaped pieces, abutting (not overlapping) so they come to a central focal point. 

The card base is Whisper White, the mat is Bermuda Bay Card Stock. Using VersaMark, I stamped the "splashy" image from the I Think You're Great stamp set, faintly, on the right side of the Bermuda Bay mat. The, employing the "kissing technique", I inked up the I THINK YOU'RE GREAT sentiment with its solid background and "kissed" it to the "splashy" image, creating a mottled background that matches the other "splashy" image on the Bermuda Bay background.  The, punched out the sentiment circle with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and matted it with a contrasting color circle (Crushed Curry) punched from the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. That focal point was popped up with Dimensionals, right over the focal point of the sunburst strips. Wrap a piece of contrasting twine around the whole project and you've got a happy card.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sheer Perfection Meets Bold Butterfly Framelits

From the bottom layer up:  Whisper White card base, striped Mint Macaron mat, Perfect Plum Card Stock that has been embossed with the Fluttering Embossing Folder.

Add a layer of the lovely new color Mint Macaron Card Stock, flag-ended.  Top that with a layer of the Sheer Perfection Vellum, already imprinted with Basic Gray butterflies, also flag-ended.  I colored on the backside of the Vellum with spots of Perfect Plum and Mint Macaron Markers, but not a lot, just for emphasis.  You can barely see that the imprinted butterflies perfectly match the Fluttering Embossing Folder, so I lined it up and ran it through the Big Shot with the Embossing Folder, which makes the butterflies sort of pop off the page.

Add a piece of pale lavender ribbon to the top (mostly to hide the adhesive that holds the Vellum - always visible and wishing it weren't).  Then, add a detailed Bold Butterfly Framelit butterfly, contrasted over the solid card stock base. This can be done with the detailed in either Perfect Plum or Mint Macaron, with the solid card stock base being the other color.  

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Flower Patch

Flowers, flowers, flowers.....  I seem to keep gravitating toward them. 

Flower Patch is a stamp set that has matching die-cutting framelits, so it's fun and easy to die-cut all these images.  With a background of Tangerine Tango, the flowers were stamped in the colors of Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Wisteria Wonder and Blackberry Bliss.  The stems and leaves were stamped in Mossy Meadow and all were die-cut with the coordinating framelits.
Notice the stem on the biggest flower is a strip of Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin ribbon and the two ribbons on the right margin are Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey Stitched Satin. The sentiment is in the Flower Patch set, along with "Happy Bloom-in' Birthday," which is also very cute and clever.

A fun card, putting together all the flower parts.

Thanks for looking,