Monday, February 23, 2015

Butterfly Basics Birthday HSSSC206

Pin It Now! I thoroughly enjoyed myself making today's card!  I love layers, and these are subtle, but there are plenty of them.
The sentiment panel is made up of several stamps from Butterfly Basics, then spritzed, then pierced with the coordinating piercing template.  The butterfly is a leftover wax paper layer that I used so that all the little bits don't stick in the thinlit!  I love how it's so very thin and translucent, but doesn't add bulk. I also added a sponged layer of roses stenciled with a paper laser cut sheet from this spring's Artisan Embellishment Kit.  
The sketch we are offering at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week is a great one. 
Inside, just a couple of DSP strips to complement the front.  
STAMPS: Butterfly Basics
INK: Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White Craft
PAPER: All Abloom DSP Stack, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
EMBELLISHMENTS: Artisan Embellishment Kit Spring 2015 (pearl), 
BIG SHOT: Framelits Labels, Large Polka Dot TIEF, Butterfly Thinlits
OTHER: Piercing Pack, wax paper, Spritzing Tool

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Clean and Quick Thank You Notes with Simply Wonderful.

Pin It Now! Happy Day to you!  I'm passing the time today watching the snow from my craft room window and looking for a little card challenge for a little fun.  I found Can You Case It and they're looking for a 10 minute card.

Here's my 10 minute card...
And this one took about 20.
I CASE'd inspiration from the latest Stampin' Success magazine.  I always read it from cover to cover and try to glean lots of inspiration.  
Check out all the great samples at CYCI by clicking on their graphic.
I was happy to use a little of my Stacked with Love DSP even though Valentine's Day is behind us. I plan to use it up!  These TY's are for my son to give for birthday gifts he received, so they're a bit on the masculine side - he turned 14 :D. 

STAMPS: Simply Wonderful
INK: Craft White, Versamark Clear, White Stampin' Emboss
PAPER: Stacked With Love DSP Stack, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Basic Black
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Frosted Sequins, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Banner Punch, Artisan Embellishment kit (purple ribbon)
BIG SHOT: On Film Framelits, Lg Polka Dot TIEF

Monday, February 9, 2015

More than Butterfly Basics HSSCC205

Pin It Now! Butterflies on a greeting card are always a good idea. They are ethereal, beautiful, miraculous, and delicate.

Butterfly Basics is the prettiest set out there now, and the matching Framelits make a pretty card light work!

Here, I have created my thank you card, borrowing the ink resist idea from Breelin, and CASEing the sketch from the Spring Occasions Mini pg. 27.  The colors for the challenge stumped me a little, because I don't have the Birthday Bash DSP that contains these colors.  So, I showcased each color on a die cut butterfly with Irresistably Yours DSP, sponging each one in a different color, and letting the emboss resist pattern do it's trick!  I like the way it turned out!
A couple of embellishments from the Artisan Embellishment kit anchors the center butterfly, and the "thank you" from Lotus Blossom is stamped on a tag die cut from the Curvy Keepsakes Box.  I wish I was one of those people that could stick to one stamp set, and not be allllll over the place with supplies.  But...I guess, if you got 'em, use 'em!

My card is oversized at 4" x 6-1/2", so I handmade an envelope with the punch board.  Easy peasy, and how cute!

Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and give this combo a try...I'd love to see what you're up to!

Have a blessed and creative day ~ Erika

STAMPS: Butterfly Basics, Dictionary, Lotus Blossom
INK:  Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral
PAPER:  Irresistably Yours DSP (Sale-A-Bration 2015), Crumb Cake, Whisper White, In Color DSP Stack, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
EMBELLISHMENTS: Artisan Embellishment Kit (metal button, doily), white twine, sequin
BIG SHOT: Butterflies, Apothecary Accents, Curvy Keepsake Box (round tag) Thinlits Dies. 
OTHER: Envelope Punch Board, Sponges