Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday and I made this card for her. Her favorite color is turquoise so I pulled out Pool Party and Bermuda Bay to create the card. I cut off the bottom leaf of the floral spray from the Art Gallery stamp set so it would fit behind the sentiment. The “Happy Birthday” comes from the retired Butterfly Basics stamp set that I will likely never part with because I love the font and size of the sentiment. For the background, I used the Pretty Flowers embossing folder to add some texture. There is clear Wink of Stella glitter on the darker parts of the flowers but as ever, it’s hard to photograph.
I’m playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#AHSC442) again.
Supplies: Stamp Sets – Art Gallery, Butterfly Basics (retired) Die Cutting & Embossing – Floral Gallery dies, Pretty Flowers embossing folder Ink – Bermuda Bay ink pad, Pool Party ink pad Paper – Basic White Thick cardstock, Bermuda Bay cardstock Coloring Tools – clear Wink of Stella Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue
This past weekend I held a Stamp-a-Stack at my house where we created 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs. This is the second of the cards I’m sharing this week.
I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and this was a great way to use the paper but not overwhelm the card. I’m not sure why the Rhinestones appear yellow on all of the cards but I didn’t color them. I was inspired by this card created by Chiaki Haverstick. The new catalog starts this Friday and it has a beautiful new butterfly die that I need to try this with.
I decided to try the “Impossible Card” that everyone seems to be making. I followed Dawn Griffith’s instructions and I think it turned out really well. The only problem I have is that I was creating it for my son’s birthday this summer…my son turns 11 this summer. *sigh* I could only laugh. Well, it was a really rough first year… 🙂
Notice the Butterfly Basics cameo? I will miss that stamp.
I’ll be honest with you, I thought this stamp set would leave last year with Petite Petals. It really is a nice stamp set and punch combo but I always paired them together. I’m playing along with The Paper Players Challenge today (#PP390). (Notice I also used the Butterfly Basics “Happy Birthday”, I will miss that stamp.) I feel bad that two items on this card are already sold out, the Delightful Daisy DSP and the Pansy Punch are gone!
Here is the sketch I was following:
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I will really miss Butterfly Basics, mainly for the Happy Birthday which fits perfectly on a 1″ strip of paper. I’ve used it many times. This card was inspired by a card created by Sandy Allnock that I thought was absolutely beautiful.
Here are some other projects I’ve made using Butterfly Basics:
I still have the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper on my table so I used it on this card too. I’ve got glitter everywhere. 🙂
I stamped the “Happy Birthday” from the Butterfly Basics stamp set on vellum in Basic Black Archival ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I did a double layer of the vellum to help the sentiment stand out over all that glitter.
I think I use the sentiments in the Butterfly Basics stamp set more than I use the images, they just seem to fit what I need whenever I’m looking. And I just can’t resist adding a flourish when the card feels like it just needs something.
I’m playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#AHSC246).
I really do adore this paper. I tried putting some cut out leaves with the bow but it was just so cute on it’s own I didn’t want anything else there. I can’t say this is my favorite color combination but it screams fall to me.
I’m playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #230.
I’m playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge today. I stamped the flowers using Staz-on then colored them with the Calypso Coral and Old Olive watercolor pencils then I blended using the blender pens. I also used an Aqua Painter and some watery Soft Sky ink to go around the image to soften it. I attached the water color paper to a piece of Calypso Coral, wrapped the baker’s twine around it and then used dimensionals to add it to the card.