September 24, 2015

For All Things Glittered

Here is my second card using the For All Things stamp set and the gold splatting technique I talked about earlier this week:

I love the simplicity of this car- yet it is so elegant. These pictures just do not even do it justice.

I'm still working on my lump of string technique :) LOL- I am always so fussy about how my string looks and never think it is 'quite right'. Yet at class everyone is asking me how I got it to look like that, and I can't help but think they want it to look like mine? Guess the grass is always greener right :) Actually, that is one of the things I like best about this technique- it is forcing me to let go of my sense of perfection and just let things be messy. It is a process though that I have to walk myself through each time.

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September 20, 2015

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Amazing Autumn

Welcome to the September Creative Inking Blog Hop. This month is all about fall & Halloween, so be prepared to be inspired in your seasonal projects :)

At my stampin pad (yes, pun intened- tehe) we just finished up a class of 5 beautifully sparkly cards perfect for the fall season. So I thought today would be the perfect day to premeire a series showing them all to you. Check back over the next weeks to see them all in detail!

Without further ado, here is my favorite card of the bunch:

I love the watercolor look of the For All Things stamp set. Although, I decided the Hello Fall sentiment wasn't quite big enough to balance this card. So instead I used a marker to just ink up the Fall portion of the stamp, and replaced the Hello with the Hello You thinlit. I just Love Love Love how that turned out!

Now I'm sure the question on everyone's mind is how I got the gold splats on the card. I learned this technique through this year's convention videos. What you do is take a blob of Tombow (I put it on a small paper plate) and then squeeze some water out of an aqua painter. Depending on the size of the dots you want you may need more or less water- just experiment with it to find out what is right for you.

Then, once again using the Aqua Painter, I splatted some of the watery glue onto my card. I found what worked best for me was to hold the aqua painter with one hand and tap or flick it with my other to get the glue to splatter. Then I poured some of our fine gold glitter onto the card, tapped of the excess, and you are left with the beautiful gold splatter marks. Pretty sweet right?

To see more of the cards from this series be sure to Flutterby often!

Now, onto the next blog. Or, if hopping backwards is your thing there is a link for that too!


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September 11, 2015

Pinwheel Fold Butterfly Card

I recently attended a baptism for a little cutie, and I thought a butterfly card would be just perfect for the occasion. Then again, when isn't a butterfly card perfect ;)

I was so pleased with how it turned out I knew I just had to share it with you! So five minutes before leaving the house I was quick taking these pictures. Haha!

The paper is from the English Garden DSP- I just love the soft watercolored flowers on this paper. It is so yummy. And I learned the fun pinwheel fold from Dawn over at DoStamping. She is an amazing demo in my region and I got to learn this trick from her at one of our local events. I've just been waiting for the perfect chance to put it to use. Here is how the card folds open:

You can see that on the belly band I used the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlit dies. Linen thread made for the perfect antenna on this little guy to. And all you need is a little scrap.

And of course I had my For All Things stamp set nearby (I was planning a class using it) and the Grateful For You sentiment jumped out at me. I realized I could just marker in the 'for you' portion for this card. Score! Using a fall set for something completely unrelated.

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September 10, 2015

Watercolor Wishes Kit

Have you gotten your Watercolor Wishes kit yet? It was so popular that when it first became available it sold out in just a couple weeks! And I can see why :) It is hard to beat 20 cards for $35 AND you get a stamp set (which is totally adorable!!) AND two ink spots AND tons and tons of leftovers to step up your cards with or make even more cards from :)

Lets just take a look at all you get in this pretty box (perfect for gifting a set in might I add...)

Just look at all that beautiful watercolored wonderfulness! Want a closer look? Here are the stamps you get with the kit- totally a set I would have on my wish list even if it wasn't in a kit!

And a sample of the printed card bases. Yup, that's right. All the watercoloring is already done for you. All you have to do is adore it's adorableness :)

Stickers and punchouts galore!

Here is the watercolored flower punch outs a little closer. So pretty!

And all the pieces punched out, thanks to my darling little helper boy :) He had FUN!

Last but certainaly not least, the custom wooden butterflies and hearts that are only available in this kit. If you do the cards per directions you will only use about half of these and have the rest left for other fun projects :)

Hope that gets you as excited about this wonderful kit as I am! And now that it is back in stock better grab up some of the latest shipment :) Flutterby again soon!

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September 2, 2015

Butterfly Boxes

This was our last project at last month's Watercolor Wings class. I had been seeing these boxes pop-up all over Pinterest and just had to include my own version.

The base curvy keepsake box is cut in Melon Mambo and then the English Garden DSP was cut from the handle side of the die as well (skip the other section). I then trimmed this cut piece of DSP down at the fold lines so that only the main side face was left- all the folds were trimmed off- and I adhered it to the matching place on the Melon Mambo base.

Last, but certainly not least (after all it is what makes the box awesome!), I used the butterfly framelits to cut out the medium butterfly in Melon Mambo and the small butterfly from some vellum. To attach them to the box you have to cut the butterflies in half (gasp!) but don't worry, once you adhere them to the sides of the top split they will look whole and beautiful again :)

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September 1, 2015

The Holiday Catalog is HERE!!

And it is filled with beautiful stuff! Click on the cover below and let the drooling commence ;)

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