This Butterfly Art card was featured in this post. And was sent with other goodies to the lucky winner this week. Today I linked it to Addicted 2 Decorating in her linking party. I love Kristi’s blog. I follow it regularly for design inspiration!
For all the details on dimensions and how-tos for the butterfly art visit here.
The Summer Silhouettes floral images are FABULOUS! And I love the lattice stamp – a lovely design. I worked really hard to keep this simple!! I had to refrain from doing just-a-little-more.
I used the same color scheme as I used on the Butterfly friendship card that is now part of the Blog Candy and yet it is totally different. The colors are Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Sahara Sand.
If you look closely you can see the little extra that I did add. Can you see the little sparkly splashes? I stamped the very smallest blossom in a random pattern in versamark and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Also, this card measures 3-3/4″ by 5-1/2″. I trimmed it a little longer and narrower but it’s still perfect for a standard envelope. I lined this matching envelope with paper from the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.
Things that make me happy! –
Stampin’ Dimensionals – I used 11,yes you read that right, I used 11 dimensionals on the back of the front panel. They make me happy. For heaven’s sake, you get 300 in that little inexpensive pack of dimensionals, why not use them?
Bling – I love the Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It adds glittery goodness to any stamped image!
The design for this Stampin’ Up! Aviary greeting card came to me when I woke up this morning! I went straight to my office and here it is – just for you!!! I fell in love with this set from the very beginning. I love the interesting cages, and especially the adorable birds!
Obviously, this is a very clean and simple card. Just a couple of interesting elements make it work. To create the top to hang the cage, I die-cut the Summer Smooches DSP for the top with ths second largest Label Collection Framelit.
The cage was stamped in Basic Black Craft ink, embossed with Black Embossing Powder and trimmed out with my Paper Snips. The sweet songbird was inked FIRST in Versamark, then in Calypso Coral, stamped and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The order of inking is important. The Versamark ink keeps the little birdy moist to ‘grab’ the embossing powder and the Calypso Coral ink adds the color, but we don’t want to add color to the Versamark pad!
I punched a hole in the cage ring and in the bottom of the topper. The Linen Thread is then laced through these holes. I attached the topper with SNAIL adhesive and the cage was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the coral bird was added with a Glue Dot.
Have a fabulous weekend and I hope you enjoyed this simple aviary greeting card.
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The Reason to Smile stamp set is only available during the month of july and it’s only $5 with a $50 product purchase (retail value $20.95). It’s a spectacular set with some great floral images that I just love!
I created this card for a color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The challenge was to use White, Olive and Navy. I used the new Midnight Muse for the navy. This great blue has become a go to color for me. And a rhinestone in the middle of the butterfly is always the perfect touch.
To create this card I made a mask using the Labels Collection Framelit, then layered this on top of the Whisper White card stock and sponged the interior of the image. Then I stamped the flowers first with Marina Mist for the fill in color and then with Midnight Muse for the flower outline. After everything was stamped I removed the mask and ran the piece through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder.
Don’t forget to get the Reason to Smile stamp set today and enjoy these great floral images.