Funky Butterfly

Today we’re doing the Funky Butterfly! LOL! Doesn’t that sound like a dance? OK maybe I need more sleep…

The cardbase is a 5 inch square of SU Rich Razzleberry that’s been embossed with the Couture Creations Satine embossing folder. The next layer is SU Basic Black that’s been embossed with the Couture Creations Diamond Trellis embossing folder.

The feature panel is a piece of Xerox Superlustre picture paper that’s been stamped with Versamark Ink. The Mariposa image is from Stamper’s Anonymous. It was then heat embossed with SU Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Next, I used my sponge daubers to color the butterfly in Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point. Then I used another dauber with Daffodil Delight to color the rest of the image panel. I cut it at funky angles for interest and added two black Glimmer Brads for a little bling.

Here’s wishing you a wonderful day everyone!

CAS Birthday

Hmm, CAS design…I find it rather subjective, don’t you? What really makes a card a CAS design? Is it the number of layers? Is it the simplicity of the overall design? I find CAS designing a somewhat difficult thing sometimes. Although this has just two layers, there’s a lot going on…paper piecing, Copic coloring, scrunched ribbon. Does that just add interest or is it too much for a CAS design. I’d like your opinions!

Step one – the image from Some Odd Girl was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Then colored with Copics: 0, BG11, BG72, BG75, C5, C7, C9, E000, E02, E15, E33, E51, E81, G21, G28, G82, W1, Y000, Y13, Y15, and YR24. I outlined the main image with the W1 and that’s also what I used for my shadowing. This is my first shot at trying to make a balloon transparent. That’s definitely going to take some practice!

Step two – paper piecing of the skirt and socks. These are done in Prima Madeline.

Step three – scrunched ribbon hairband. This is a little piece of SU Marina Mist 1/8″ taffeta ribbon that I added some BG72 to so that the color was slightly deeper and fit in with the color scheme. I used a strip of 1/8″ Scor-Tape to scrunch the ribbon.

Step four – sentiment. Simply stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Step five – cover the coloring boo boo. I cut out a bee from a previously colored Fluffles image that I had sitting on my table. It has a little bit of Stardust Stickles on the wings.

Step six – covered a Gina K heavy weight cardstock cardbase with a piece of Prima Madeline and then distressed it with a SU Sanding Block.

Well, that’s it for today. Happy Memorial Day to all my American friends and family!

CAS Christmas

A clean and simple (CAS) design today. Our featured stamper over at SCS today is Rosemary. I found this card to copy and share (CASE). CASEing is simply using someone’s card for inspiration but then making your own version of it. And so, it became a Christmas card.

The cardbase is a standard A2 (that’s 4.25″ x 5.5″) in Gina K’s Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight cardstock. The Penny Black Leaping Deer image has been stamped in SU Crumb Cake. Next came the Penny Black Winter Green image stamped in SU Always Artichoke. The final image is from Quietfire Designs and was stamped in SU Cherry Cobbler. And for a little bit of bling…Crystal Stickles.

Here’s hoping you have a beautiful day!

With Love

Funny how the mind works, isn’t it? I saw this floral plate and thought about a bear stamp! Now granted, this sweet little guy is holding flowers!
The image has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in Copics: BG10, E25 ,E51, E53, E55,G07, R0, R27, RV34, RV63, YG05, YG07, YR00, YR04, YR07, and YR24. Then sponged in the die with SU Peach Parfait. A little bit of Diamond Stickles was added to the center of each flower for a some bling. This die is a Label 18 from Spellbinders.

The layer beneath the main panel is a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Motifs and beneath that is just a plain rectangle. The cardbase is SU Peach Parfait and the designer papers are also from SU – the Designer Series Paper Patterns Pack – In Color.

The sentiment is simply stamped on the striped panel. The stamps are from Fizzy Moon and called With Love.

Hoping your day is sunny and bright!

Believe in your Dreams

This card is to honor our Queen for the Day over at SCS – Pam. Who just happens to be one of my followers on this blog! Thank you, Pam!
The cardbase is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ in SU Basic Black. Next came two different layers of Bazzill (I’m sorry I don’t know the names.) In designing this card, I knew I wanted to use this designer paper from Kanban but when it came to cutting it…a very hard thing to do! Some pieces of paper in your stash seem to be so hard to use because they are beyond gorgeous. But even though it was tough…I did it!
The paper is so stunning it’s hard to put something on it, you just really want to showcase it. So, I simply used the Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly die and inked the butterfly just a bit. The the Kaiser Craft sentiment was stamped on some Bazzill paper with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy. To make any size sentiment strip with this punch, simply cut your strip of paper as thin as possible and then slide it through either end to punch.
Wishing you the most wonderful day!


A late post today! I’m having issues with Blogger and finally got it resolved.

This is one of my absolute favorite sentiments! It speaks volumes. So I really wanted to showcase it. It’s been stamped in SU Basic Gray

The cardbase is a standard A2, also in SU Basic Gray. I took my Nestabilities Label 16 and just using the embossing pad, embossed it into the front of the card. Next came the Magenta star image which was stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White and then heat embossed with Tim Holtz Antiquities Frosted Crystal embossing powder. Finally, I punched out three stars with the retired SU small star punch and put a single rhinestone brad through each of them. When the brads are too long and would show behind small objects like these stars, I use my button shank remover to take whatever I need to off the brads. The stars are then popped up on little bits of dimensionals.

I hope each and every one of you has a beautiful day!

Song In Your Heart Friend

Roxie gave us a wonderful sketch to work with over at SCS today! And I took a little creative license with it…

The cardbase is a 5 1/2 x 5/12 square of SU Crumb Cake, followed by a layer of Early Espresso, followed by a layer of Prima Madelaine. Next I took a rectangle of Early Espresso and ran it through the Big Shot with the Allegro embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Then I used my Lacy Circle Nestabilities to make three circles – two larger and one smaller, all out of the Prima papers. One more circle in Early Espresso that was again embossed with the same embossing folder. The bird is again cut from the same papers – it’s a Marianne Creatables die. Lovely isn’t it?

The sentiment is from Quietfire Designs and it speaks volumes. Again, it was inked onto some of the same papers and layered onto a retired SU color – Bermuda Bay. I used a retired button from SU with a piece of fiber from the Basic Grey Figgy set.

Have a beautiful day!