Butterfly Wishes

Today’s card features the Butterfly Wishes stamp set, which is one of the Dist-INK-tive stamps.  That means it’s been created with photographic imagery.  For example the flowers in the card below have depth to the design like a photo would have.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Studio

Color Combo

To get the multi colored flowers and branch, I used a sponge dauber with Old Olive to ink up the branch and leaves and then used Terracotta Tile and sponge dauber to ink up the flowers before stamping them on the Sahara Sand card stock.  Next, to add texture, I embossed the card base and the stamped piece with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  After layering the Old Olive on the card front and the stamped piece, I added a piece of the Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon.  The butterfly was stamped off once before stamping it on a piece of Sahara Sand and cutting it out with Paper Snips and popping it up off the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Sailing Home for Graduation

It’s graduation season and I love using the Sailing Home Bundle to create fun graduation cards.  The sentiment from the Sailing Home stamp set is great for graduation and I love the die that cuts out the fancy label the sentiment is mounted on.  

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home Bundle, Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing Dies, Come Sail Away DSP, Stampin' Studio

Color Combo

The Night of Navy card base is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 5-1/2″.  This leaves a half flap on the left of the card that opens.  I placed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Seaside Spray on the inside of the card, while the front flap got a 4″ x 2-2/4″ piece of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper.  The sail boat and sea gulls were stamped in Night of Navy on a 2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Seaside Spray.  I then colored the sails with the Stampin’ Write Chalk Marker and wrapped a piece of the Come Sail Away Bakers twine around the cardstock before popping it up on a 2-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Sahara Sand with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then layering on a 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Night of Navy.  This layers were then attached to the front of the card flap making sure not to attach it to the Seaside Spray inside layer.  The final touch was the sentiment stamped on Sahara Sand with Night of Navy and punched out with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch and layered on a Night Of Navy stitched piece I cut out using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  This was popped up with Dimensionals as well.

Supply List for today’s card

To A Wild Rose Bundle

Years a go my Aunt Judy gave me a start from my Grandma’s Wild Rose plant.  It did well for a number of years but then it died…that is until the other day when I was clearing out a portion of my flower garden… It appears to be having a rebirth f sorts.  There are little buds, so I’m hopeful that maybe I’ll be getting some wild roses from my grandma.  I thought I’d share a card featuring the bundle called To A Wild Rose.  It features a 13 piece stamp set and coordinating Wild Rose Dies.

Stampin' Up! To A Wild Rose stamp set, Wild Rose Dies, To A Wild Rose Bundle, Stampin' Studio

Color Combo

I’ve been enjoying the new In Colors and decided to go with Purple Posy for this card.  The Card base is Purple Posy with a layer of Crumb Cake.  Next I added a piece of the Purple Posy In Color Designer Series Paper to the lower edge of a piece of Whisper White and added a piece of the Purple Posy Scallop Linen Ribbon.  This ribbon, available in all of the new In Colors, is so pretty; you’ve just got to see it in person.  The rose, which can be stamped in multiple layers with our 2-step stampin’, was stamped with Purple Posy ink (which is not available to order right now due to it foaming too much).  The outline was stamped full strength while the inside of the flower was stamped off once to provide a more muted shade of the Purple Posy.  I did the same thing with the leaves and Soft Sea Foam ink.  Both the flower and the leaves were cut out using the Wild Rose Dies.  That sure makes it quick and easy to do. After popping them up off the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added the sentiment in Purple Posy.

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