To create the butterfly panel, I started with Basic Black cardstock and rubbed it lightly with the Whisper White Craft Pad. After heat setting the craft ink, I prepared the panel with the Embossing Buddy and then stamped a couple of butterflies with VersaMark.
I heat embossed the first set of butterfles with the Melon Mambo embossing powder, then stamped a couple of more butterflies, heat embossed that set with Tangerine Tango embossing powder. And then finally stamped a couple of more butterflies and heat embossed with the Pool Party embossing powder
One butterfly was stamped on a scrap of basic black, heat embossed, punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and blinged up with a little rhinestone.
If you look closely, you’ll see that I scored a couple of lines on the top and bottom edges of the butterfly panel with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I also ran the edges across the versamark pad and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.
Remember the My Digital Studio Lucky Framabledigital download that came out last year? Well, here it is as a St. Patrick’s Day card. The card background looks a little brown and gray in the picture but it’s actually a green that matches the clover. Somehow the photo picked up the colors differently. 🙁
Below I have a video tutorial on how to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card with a digital 8-1/2″ x 11″ framable template. And next week’s Digital Tuesday post and video will be a totally cool and inexpensive personalized wedding gift! Be sure and check back next week.
Serve some pink milk to your sweeties on Valentine’s Day! Just blend a couple of strawberries in milk. (I used almond milk here.) To make it sweet and keep it healthy add a dribble of agave or honey. This is a great way to color your food pink without adding food colorings.
Pour it over your cereal or enjoy it straight from the glass. Or add blended strawberries to your favorite waffle or pancake recipe for another healthy pink breakfast!
And have a healthy, happy, wonderful Valentine’s Day!
I was busy making congratulation cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set when the idea came to me to make a valentine card with this set. Kind of a ‘you’re my #1 Valentine!’ card. Instead of using the scallop top for the blue ribbon I used a die cut heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die set.
I also added a rhinestone to the number 1 and backed it with a circle-punched Basic Gray.
A strip of Real Red cardstock behind the ‘xoxo’ paper pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper adds a little more dimension and separates the two coordinating patterns. (This paper is currently on the clearance rack and is only available while supplies last.)
I created a matching envelope with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. So fun and easy! If you want to learn how I got my pattern straight instead of diagonal on the envelope check out this post with a video tutorial on how to make an envelope.
And I clipped my hubby’s name to the top for a creative way to keep it closed with the adorable heart paper clip available in the Spring catalog. I stamped and embossed his name in white with the Notable Alphabet stamp set. Every crafter should have at least one alphabet stamp set on hand for personlizing projects!
I’m enjoying all the fun comments I’m getting on the blog candy post. It sounds like so many of you have special plans to show the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them! Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts; it’s also a day to show our love for children, grandchildren, friends and coworkers.
Have fun as you make your cards and your treats. And I hope you found a little inspiration today with this Number 1 Valentine Blue Ribbon card.