Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sunny Butterfly

Hello, once again. I hope that everyone in blogger world is doing great.
I have another butterfly card to share with you, today. This one I did not add a sentiment on because I thought it had enough as it is. I called this the "Sunny Butterfly" because when you look at it, well, it is bright and sunny looking.

For this card I used the stamp set, Upsy Daisy. I tried to make layers by stamping the flowers twice using daffodil delight and pumpkin pie classic ink. I used my beautiful butterflies bigz die and ran it through the Big Shot. For cardstock colors I used real red, chocolate chip, and greenhouse gala DSP. For the little butterflies I used the beautiful wings embosslit die and ran it through my Big Shot, also. The swirls is a sizzlit die called swirls scribbles. The cardstock I used for it was pear pizzazz.

I hope this will inspire you to get your rubber stamps out and create a card or 3-D project. Let me know if you do. I would love to visit your blog too. If you don't mind, please leave a comment telling me what you think. may think I should have put a sentiment on it. Tell me if you think so.

Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

How are things going for all of you? For the most part, everything is going well in my world. God is good!

I am finally posting a card that I had made last week for my butterfly class. I have 2 others to post also. I will try to get them on here in the next few days. Back to the card. When I was finished with this card, it came in second place out of the four cards I made. Second place according to my own judgement. I am probably more critical of my own work than most other people would be. What makes you like or dislike a card? I think it is a lot of things. Color, stamps used, design, and there may be even more than what I am thinking right now that will determine whether or not you will like a certain card. What I think made this card "pop" was the use of the real red butterflies. The card stock I used is the shimmer white. I put them through my big shot using the elegant bouquet embossing folder. I then used a stamping sponge to apply classic real red ink. I like to rub and swirl my sponge on the paper. You can tap up and down with your sponge, if you like. You get a more even and thicker color when you rub, though.

These are the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card.
Card stock: baja breeze, pear pizzazz, shimmer white, and greenhouse gala DSP
Stamp set: teeny tiny wishes
Tools: stamping sponge, big shot, elegant bouquet embossing folder, beautiful butterflies bigz die, eyelet border punch, boho blossoms punch, 1/16" hole punch, and word window punch
Accessories: clear rhinestone brads and 5/8" whisper white organza ribbon

Please take the time to tell me what you think by leaving a comment.

It is your turn to.......

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beautiful Butterfly

I don't know about you, but for some reason my most favorite card in the new Stampin' Up! catalog is on page 132. I knew I wanted to make a card with a butterfly using the same technique they used to create their card. I do not like to case someone else's work. I had to do mine differently anyhow because I do not own the stamp set they used. Well, anyways I am very pleased with the end results. I did practice on some sample butterflies the technique. It took me a few tries to get it to look the way I wanted it.

This card is going to be one of the 4 cards being made at my next class, which is next week. I have a feeling I am going to hear when they make theirs that they won't want to give it away. Yes, I have heard that. It is pretty funny.

This is the recipe I used to make this card. All products are Stampin' Up!.

Stamp sets: priceless and teeny tiny wishes; Cardstock: rich razzleberry, elegant eggplant, and naturals white; Ink: versamark and elegant eggplant; Technique: poppin' pastels and clear embossing; Tools: scallop border punch, beautiful wings sizzlit die, beautiful butterflies bigz die, and big shot; Accessories: clear rhinestone brad.

I hope you have been inspired by this card to make one for yourself. Please leave me a comment of what you think. :-)

Now go-n-stamp!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Okay! Here it is. This is what I came up with for a "Pink Manly Card." Yes, you could give it to a lady if you really wanted to. I asked my husband for his opinion on it. He said he thought it was manly. I just know some of what we consider the more feminine colors are being worn by men right now. Yes, pink is one of them.

I am very pleased with how this card turned out. Once again, the picture could be better and it is more vibrant in real life. You may not be able to tell, but I used pink pirouette ink under the saying. It added a lot to the card.

Here is the recipe for this card. All products are Stampin' Up!

Stamp sets: upsy daisy and nature silhouettes; Cardstock: basic gray, pink pirouette, and natural white; Ink: basic gray and pink pirouette; Tools: bone folder to roughen up the edges of the cardstock; Accessories: pewter jumbo eyelets and 5/8" black grosgrain ribbon.

Now it is your turn to make a "pink manly card." Please, leave a comment with your blog. I would love to see what you come up with. Also, let me know what you think of the one I created.

Now go-n-stamp!!