Life is a Beautiful Thing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring another faux Stained-Glass technique! To create this version, I used the butterfly from the Springtime Impression Thinlits Dies, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper, and Champagne Foil Sheets!

I first started with a piece of Watercolor Paper, cut down to fit the butterfly die (3” x 4”), and then embossed using the Big Shot Embossing Mats:

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I next colored the wings using Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencils and used the medium tip Aqua Painter to blend the colors:

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I heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder two times over the image. This is achieved by pressing the VersaMark pad directly to the paper, sprinkling Clear Embossing Powder, and then using the Heat Tool:

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Cut a piece of the Champagne Foil Sheet and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to 3” x 4”, adhere the adhesive sheet to the back of the foil sheet, and then run the butterfly die through the Big Shot (no messy glue to adhere to the Watercolor Paper):

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Cut out the butterfly outline from the Watercolor Paper, remove the adhesive backing from the foil butterfly, and then lay over the embossed butterfly:

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Here is a close-up of the butterfly:

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The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, but at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

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The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, heat embossed in “Champagne” Embossing Powder (this is made combining Gold and Silver Embossing Powders):

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The card front is completed by adhering the butterfly with Mini Dimensionals, using the Detailed Trio Punch on two opposite corners, the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry, and then adhering to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Crumb Cake ink. The flowers on the bottom are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry inks:

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So what do you think of this version? This was fun and easy to make, but the only thing that I was disappointed in was that the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencils looked too similar after using the Aqua Painter.

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and ink, so stay tuned!!

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Lots of Lavender

Hello and welcome to a new week with a new theme, well, sort of J! In case you missed it, the countdown to the end of Sale-A-Bration is near and the last day to qualify for $50.00 or $100.00 rewards is March 31st. This week I will be showcasing the stamps that you can earn, so don’t delay and get your order in today!

Today I will be featuring the Lots of Lavender stamp set, which I used to make this stained-glass technique card, along with some heat embossing, die and fussy cutting.

The card base is Basic Gray, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The first base layer is Wisteria Wonder, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the second base layer is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”.

First, stamp the bouquet stamp on a piece of Vellum cardstock and then set aside to dry. Next, I stamped the Wisteria Wonder cardstock with the Post Script background stamp in Wisteria Wonder ink. For the Wood Textures DSP, the Post Script background stamp is used again with Versamark ink and then heat embossed in Silver Embossing Powder (don’t forget your Embossing Buddy!)

The stamped Vellum cardstock should be dry (you can use the heat tool to finish drying, be careful or it will burn!), flip it over and color from the back using Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Markers for the ribbon and the flowers and then use Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers for the leaves.

For the Big Shot work, you will use the largest Lots of Labels Framelits to cut out the flower from the Vellum cardstock and a piece of Whisper White cardstock. The frame is created from layering the largest and the 2nd largest Lots of Labels Framelits on a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock. Use a Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the Vellum Cardstock to the Wisteria Wonder frame, then on the back, place Foam Adhesive Strips down the sides and a Mini Dimensional at the top and bottom, line up with the Whisper White cardstock and then adhere all together.

To put the card together, adhere both base layers to the card base, place some adhesive in the middle of the embossed layer and place the Lots of Labels piece on top.

The butterfly is from the Blossoming Basket stamp set, stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink three times, colored in with Smokey Slate and Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Write Markers, and some Wink of Stella. These are then cut out, two are adhered with Mini Dimensionals and one with a Mini Glue Dot. The edges are then sponged with some Basic Gray ink.

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What do you think of this card? It was my first time using the stained-glass technique and using the Post Script background stamp. This card was really fun and easy to make, great for any occasion!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!


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