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New Card for Spring!

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Hello to all my Stamping Friends!

Well, so much for posting more often! LOL I’ve been working outside the house since February and although the extra money has been good for my stamping purchases, it hasn’t left me much time to create any cards or update my blog. I’m a little slow anyway because I only started making cards last November and this is only the third card I’ve “created.” Anyway, I managed to finish this card on the weekend and I’m pleased to show it to you!

NOTE: All products are from Stampin’ Up!
The card front was inspired by a card created by Michelle Reynolds, another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. I changed it up a bit because I didn’t have all the same supplies she used, but I’m happy with the end result:
Card Front
  • Colours: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock (CS). Wild Wasabi Subtles DSP (for striped “ribbon” and eyelet border in centre of card).
  • Stamp Sets: Fresh Vintage and Teeny Tiny Wishes “Just for you” (on the tag). All stamps were coloured directly on the stamps with Stampin’ Write Markers using So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Perfect Plum for the flowers and Basic Black for the lettering.
  • Embossing Folder: Textured Impressions Elegant Lines (on Whisper White CS).
  • Punches: Blossom (to punch out largest stamped image as well as the accents on each petal),  1 3/8″ Circle (for single stamped flower), 1 3/4″ Scallop (for accent on single stamped flower), Tag – extra large and large tag (for tag), Eyelet Border (scalloped accent in centre of card).
  • Paper Piercing tool, mat and template used for accents on So Saffron CS.   
  • Hemp Twine bow on tag.
  • So Saffron Brad was added to the centre of the large Blossom punch flower and Tombo Mono Multi  glue was used to attach the flower to the card.
  • Scallop circle and tag were attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals

You know, I really do have a hard time leaving the inside of my cards blank. It may take a bit longer, but I always try to make the inside just as pretty as the outside. So, what do you think?

Card Inside
Here, I continued the colours from the outside of the card and added a butterfly (created using the Blossom punch and embossed with the Textured Impressions Elegant Lines Embossing Folder). I just love butterflies! The butterflies “body & antennae” was created using Hemp Twine and the top of the butterfly wings were covered with Crystal Effects to make it shiny (hard to see in this photo but it’s very pretty). I see butterfly pins in my creative future! LOL The butterfly was attached to the card with Tombo Mono Multi glue. I used part of the image on the stamp “for you from me” from the set A Word for You (coloured with Basic Black Stampin Write Marker) and then cut the words out using the Jewelry TagStampin Dimensionals were used to attach the tag to the card. I put a little Eyelet Border accent piece on the top right corner to…. hide an ink “booboo” that transferred from my work table to the card. I like to call these “Happy Accidents”! Always nice to know you can cover mistakes easily when they happen.

Thanks for stopping by!

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