Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Happy Celebration

What horrible "fowl" weather we are experiencing here in Southern Ontario.  It rained all day yesterday, and this morning the rain started to freeze.  Then it snowed, then rain that froze on top of the snow.  It is expected to be worse tomorrow, and forecasters predict we won't see the sun until Thursday April 19 (5 days from now).

So, I've been busy cleaning drawers, and making more cards.  I much prefer the latter, but sometimes organization takes precedence.

I've been using Water Color Wings stamp set a lot this week, and this card is no exception.

To say farewell to the Happy Celebration stamp set I used 3 retiring colours (Dapper Denim, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Emerald Envy) as well as the Butterfly thinlets to create a bright watercolor  background for this card.  The die cut thinlets give the illusion of the Eclipse effect.

I used the Stamparatus (and hinge stamping) to stamp the background.  After inking the stamp it was spritzed with water before stamping it onto watercolor paper.

Once I stamped all the colours, the paper was spritzed again and then dried  with my heating tool.

Once dry I die cut 3 butterflies and set them aside while I assembled the rest of the card.

The base card of Emerald Envy was matted with Basic Black Card stock, and the die cut watercolor paper was adhered to that.

The die cut butterflies were reinserted into the die cut openings using small dimensionals on the body only.

Some rhinestones and the card was done.  I deliberately omitted the sentiment.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Happy Celebration
Inks:  Dapper Denim, Peek-a-boo Peach, Emerald Envy
Papers:  Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Water color paper
Accessories:  Stamparatus, Water spritzer, Heat tool, Butterfly thinlets, small dimensionals, rhinestones.

Cupcake Birthday

I still remember Sheila demonstrating techniques with this stamp set at On Stage, and that memory returns whenever I use this set.

But, unfortunately all good things come to an end.  This set and its coordinating framelits, are on the retirement list.   So, one last card - for the road.

Using the Stamparatus, the icing was stamped first with Pink Pirouette (retiring colour), Sweet Sugarplum (also retiring) and finally Rich Razzelberry. Sprinkles of candy were stamped with Rich Razzelberry.

This was stamped in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso

Both the cupcake icing and cone were die cut using the Cupcake Cut outs Framelits and added to a Whisper White Stitched Circle die cut - the icing with dimensionals.  The stitched circle was matted with a Sweet Sugarplum scallop circle the two of which were adhered together using dimensionals. The sentiment, stamped in Rich Razzelberry on Whisper White, was made into a banner and added to the side of the cone with some mini dimensionals.

The card front is comprised of a 4 1/4 by 11 thick Whisper White top fold card.  Before adding the strip of Party Time DSP (retiring) to the left side, some texture was stamped in Rich Razzelberry ink using the dot stamp from Timely Texture (also retiring)  A strip of Burlap ribbon as well as metallic edge Berry Burst ribbon added over and on the edge of the DSP help to unite the colours in the card.

The focal image was added to the card front using dimensionals. Adhesive backed Tutti-Fruitti sequins were adhered at random providing some sparkle and colour.

Supplies Used: 
Stamps:  Sweet Cupcake, Timeless Texture
Inks:  Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzelberry, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Party Time DSP
Accessories:  Cupcake Cut outs Framelits, Stitched Circle Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits, Burlap ribbon, 1/4" metallic edge Berry Burst ribbon, adhesive backed Tutti-Fruitti sequins, Dimensionals, Stamparatus

Friday, April 13, 2018

Pop Up Butterfly Birthday

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest made by Rachel Tessman.  She used the Dragonfly for her card.  I changed my card up a bit, but I used the same DSP (Petal Garden - which is retiring)

I used Thick Whisper White as my card base folding it in a horizontal fold. On the inside I adhered a 4 by 5 1/4" of Petal Garden DSP

A 2 3/4" strip of the same pattern of Petal Garden DSP was added about 3/4" from the left edge of the card front.  The Classic Label punch was used to punch an aperture in this DSP through which the butterfly would would pop through.

I die cut the butterfly using Basic Black card stock, and the Butterfly Thinlet -  the Framelit was used to die cut the same size butterfly but in Vellum..

The two butterfly layers were adhered together using glue dots.

Glue dots were added to the butterfly unit, the wings folded up and the butterfly inserted through the punched aperture and adhered to the DSP on the inside of the card.  When the card is opened, the butterfly slips through the opening in the front.  On closing the card, the wings are pinched together and inserted back through the aperture and pop back up through the front.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Better Together
Inks:  Black Memento, Rich Razzelberry Bendability
Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Petal Garden DSP, Basic Black, Vellum
Accessories:  Butterfly Thinlets and Framelits, Classic label Punch, Pearls
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