It's a blast to be back stamping after a few days of vacation. There's so much I want to try (new techniques, layouts, color combos). Plus, I plan to be posting sneak peeks of Stampin' Up!'s new Fall/Winter stamps sets as soon as my demonstrator order arrives. Stay tuned!
Today's card combines some fun colors I saw working together in a home decor book. I chose Soft Sky, YoYo Yellow and Going Gray ink for each of the butterflies from Stampin' Up!'s Kind Thoughts stamp set. It looked a tad bare, so I added the two small flowers in Going Gray. Alignment of these guys could never have been accomplished without a Stamp-a-ma-jig. Click here for my Stamp-a-ma-jig tutorial.
I then clipped the corners with a Ticket Corner Punch and adhered it, using Stampin' Dimensionals, to some Textured Soft Sky card stock. A yellow micro brad dots each corner. The YoYo Yellow mat is pierced using a Paper Piercer and Template.
I whipped some Whisper White through my Cuttlebug using the Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder. TIP: White or Vanilla look very chic when embossed. It's layered on YoYo Yellow and a Textured Going Gray card base (4.25" x 11"– scored at the top, 5.5").
The sentiment was inked in Going Gray and stamped on Whisper White. A
couple more yellow micro brads pump things up along with a base of
Soft Sky Textured card stock. TIP: I adhered the sentiment taking care to expose the embossed bird in the bottom left corner for a little charm.
Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary
Stamp Set: Kind Thoughts
Paper: Going Gray Textured, YoYo Yellow, Soft Sky Textured, Whisper White
Ink: Going Gray, YoYo Yellow, Soft Sky
Cool Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit), Cuttlebug
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Dimensionals, Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder, Yellow Micro Brads